Perhaps the most complex and intimidating part of the EB-1 immigration visa process is understanding what materials you need to provide and how exactly you can prove that you are a standout in your field of work or study. Below, we have summarized the forms, documentation, and evidence that applicants must provide in order to secure a visa for extraordinary ability.
- A valid passport. Applicants should provide a copy of all pages of their current passport, as well as copies of the full passports of their spouse and any dependent children.
- A copy of Form I-94. Applicants should provide this from along with all past approval notices for both the applicant and dependent family members.
- Copies of prior visa petitions, such as O-1 applications.
- Criminal Records. If you have been involved in any criminal activity in the past, it is vital that you disclose and explain the charges.
- Medical records. Applicants must provide information regarding recent medical exams.
- Marriage certificate. Applicants should provide a copy of this document if they are planning to bring a spouse to the United States.
- Birth certificates. Applicants should provide copies of these documents if they are planning to bring minor children to the United States.
- Photographs. Applicants should include eight passport-style photographs for each person involved in the application, including the spouse and children.
- Proof of extraordinary ability. Depending on your field, you should provide as much evidence as possible that you are skilled and reputable - such as media coverage, publications, awards, letters, memberships, or proof of commercial success.