EB-1A – Extraordinary Ability

This category is for individuals with extraordinary abilities in fields such as science, art, education, business, or athletics, allowing them to immigrate to the United States without employer sponsorship.

The EB-1A visa is an immigrant visa designed for individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate that they possess extraordinary ability and that they will continue working in their field upon entering the United States.

Extraordinary ability is defined as being among the small percentage who have reached the top of their field. Proof of such ability can include major industry awards, a high salary relative to peers, and other significant achievements.

The EB-1A visa grants the applicant, their spouse, and children the opportunity to obtain a Green Card. Additionally, applicants can self-petition without requiring a job offer from a U.S. company.

Benefits of an EB-1A Visa

1. No Sponsorship Required

   - Unlike many employment-based visas, the EB-1A does not require a job offer from a U.S. company or an approved Labor Certification.

   - Applicants can self-petition, applying on their own behalf.

2. Permanent Residency

   - The EB-1A visa is an immigrant visa, leading to a Green Card and lawful permanent residency.

   - Spouses and unmarried children under 21 can also obtain Green Cards through an approved EB-1A application.

3. Premium Processing

   - The EB-1A visa is eligible for premium processing, allowing USCIS to review and respond to the petition within 15 days for a fee of $1,440.


To qualify for an EB1A visa, applicants must demonstrate:

1. Extraordinary Ability

   - Proof of sustained national or international acclaim and recognition in their field of expertise.

   - This can be evidenced by major internationally recognized awards or by meeting at least three of ten specified criteria, such as lesser-known awards, membership in associations requiring outstanding achievements, published material about the applicant, judging the work of others, original contributions, authorship of articles, display of work, leading roles, high salary, or commercial success.

2. Intent to Continue Work

   - Clear evidence of plans to continue working in the field of extraordinary ability in the U.S. through letters from potential employers, contracts, or a detailed written statement.

3. Benefit to the United States

   - Generally presumed if the applicant will work in their field of extraordinary ability, typically evidenced by a statement outlining how their work will benefit the U.S.

Applicants must provide substantial evidence to support their EB-1A petition, including:

- A resume or CV

- Copies of passports for the applicant and family

- Evidence of extraordinary ability (e.g., publications, awards, salary evidence)

- Letters of recommendation and endorsement

- Documentation of work to be performed in the U.S.

*Letters of endorsement are crucial for explaining the significance of the applicant's contributions and should be considered early in the application process.

The EB1A visa is an excellent option for individuals with extraordinary abilities in specific fields. It offers a path to permanent residency for those who can demonstrate that they are at the top of their field and plan to continue their work in the United States. Understanding the rigorous criteria and preparing the necessary documentation are key steps in assessing whether the EB1A visa is the right choice, and Bestway Consulting can help you achieve this goal and obtain USA permanent residence.

EB-2 Employment-Based Second Preference with National Interest Waiver (NIW) - Exceptional ability or advanced degree professional with NIW

This category allows individuals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in fields of national interest to apply for a waiver of the labour certification process.

The EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program offers a fast, efficient, and secure immigration pathway for entrepreneurs and businesspeople to migrate to the United States.

If you have a high level of educational qualification and experience related to the educational qualification, you can receive an unconditional Green Card through the EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program, giving the investor and their family unconditional permanent residence status in the USA. Family can include a spouse and any children under 21 years of age.

The merits of this program are that there are no language requirements and the processing time on the EB2 NIW Visa is extremely fast compared to other programs.


To qualify for the EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

- Must have at least a bachelor’s degree

- Must have at least five years of experience directly related to their bachelor’s degree

- Must have documented business success either as an entrepreneur or as a high-level business executive

EB-5 – Immigrant Investor Program 

Foreign investors who invest a significant amount of capital in a U.S. business and create jobs for American workers may qualify for permanent residency through the EB-5 program.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5 Program”) serves as a conduit for investors seeking U.S. permanent residency while addressing the economic needs of American communities. Initiated in 1990, this program facilitates foreign investors' acquisition of a Green Card by directing their capital into ventures that bolster the economy and generate or maintain American jobs.

Given its potential to provide immigrant investors and their families with a pathway to lawful permanent residence, the EB-5 Program represents a distinctive aspect of U.S. immigration policy.

Prospective participants in the EB-5 Program must navigate a rigorous set of eligibility requirements and a substantial investment process. Capital must be allocated to a "new commercial enterprise" in the United States, with the investment intended to contribute to job creation for U.S. workers.

Upon fulfilling these obligations, investors and their immediate family members can obtain Green Cards, paving the way for potential citizenship, provided ongoing compliance with program requirements. We help you find the business project which can fulfill the obligation of this program.

The EB-5 Program is indeed a unique avenue for foreign investors seeking permanent residency in the United States while contributing to the country's economic growth.

Basic Requirement

- Investment: Minimum $1,050,000 ($800,000 in Targeted Employment Areas)

- Job Creation: Create or preserve at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers

- Applicants: Investor, spouse, and unmarried children under 21


- Form I-526: Demonstrate investment and job creation plans

- Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing: Depending on location

- Form I-829: Petition to remove conditions after two years

Investment Pathways

- Regional Centers: Pool funds for larger projects and focus on indirect job creation

- Direct Investments: Direct job creation

Residency and Citizenship

- Conditional Permanent Residency: Initial two-year period.

- Permanent Residency (Green Card): Upon fulfilling program requirements.

- Naturalization: Eligible after five years of continuous residency.

The key point of the EB-5 Program is to select the investment projects which fit the visa requirements. 

Bestway Consulting has been working with investment project companies in the USA and assisting our clients to invest and obtain USA permanent residency.

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