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EB1 Green Card –
Major Internationally Recognized Award Editorial:

When the EB1 Green Card was created, the US government wanted to give high-achieving individuals an opportunity to secure permanent residency in the United States. This video series focuses on the EB1 green card category ‘Major Internationally Recognized Award’.

The EB1 Green Card is designed for aliens who have risen to the very top of their field – and have the evidence to prove it. Those individuals who have been honored with an internationally recognized and significant award will be able to show US Immigration that they are at the top of their field. Those with these awards have what is arguably the most objective evidence of achievement and in using it toward and EB1 Green Card permanent residency could be your for the taking.

Major Internationally Recognized Award Commentary:

EB1 green card qualifying awards exist in almost every field of endeavor.  The most obvious and most well known American awards are in the area of entertainment, such as an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, an Emmy, SAG and the Golden Globes. For the EB1 green card you do not have to win any American awards – as long as the award is highly regarded internationally, then US Immigration is happy. Obviously, we have to gather all the evidence, and this can be a creative process in and of itself.

There are also many EB1 qualifying awards in the area of the sciences. We’re not talking about who has the best PhD from the best university, as we have to go way beyond that. We have to look at any academic award that has been granted on a national or international basis rather than being conferred by a single university. Examples would include the MacArthur Fellowship, the Fields Medal, the Bancroft Prize, and the Nobel Prize, to name just a few. Many pursuits have great and acclaimed awards like the Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

For EB1 green card purposes, the idea is that the award is so prestigious, that no matter which university the academic hailed from the award would be such that every national university (and perhaps internationally) would recognize the significance of the award within academic circles. For example, the Pulitzer Prize is nationally and internationally recognized.

It is very important to note that awards can be from any country in the world, as every country has its own way of recognizing extraordinary talent. Many EB1 green cards are routinely granted for awards unheard of in the US, but within that alien’s country and amongst other countries within that field, the award is well known and recognized as being highly prestigious.

In the world of marketing and media, there are many notable internationally recognized awards. In fact, in marketing, winning an award is an absolute key component in being able to distinguish one advertising agency or individual as being superior – of extraordinary standing.

The key message here is that whilst there are many ways to qualify for an EB1 green card, if you have won any kind of major award, no matter how long ago, you may well be qualified without knowing it. It is surprising the amount of consultations we have done where the alien had no idea at all they had the makings of an excellent EB1 green card case because they won a particular award in the 1970’s.

The only way to find out is to contact us immediately and we’ll make an assessment and advise you on whether the award by itself is sufficient to qualify for an EB1 green card, or if having won an award we still require more elements to complete the picture.

So get in touch as soon as possible with all the details surrounding your award so we can take a look.

We hope you enjoyed this in-depth presentation on the Major International Award category. In the next presentation we’ll examine the (i) National Award category.

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US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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Santa Monica,
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