The EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability is a very valuable immigration option for foreign national physicians seeking lawful permanent residency in the U.S. But, the self-petitioner has a high bar to meet: the legal standard for eligibility is very onerous permitting only those physicians at the very top of their field to apply. Evidence this standard is met or exceeded includes:
receipt of an international prize
publications in peer-reviewed, prestigious journals
quality of citations to the petitioner’s publications
requests to review peers’ work
weight of contributions to the field
It is essential that great care be taken to ensure the proper evidence is assembled and organized, thereby facilitating USCIS review.