If you are a foreign national with “extraordinary ability” and you are interested in pursuing a U.S. green card, the EB-1 category may be your best route to achieving this outcome. At Kaplan and Trombi Immigration Law, we help our entertainment clients obtain this status as seamlessly as possible.
To qualify a U.S. green card through the EB-1 preference category, applicants in the entertainment industry must prove their extraordinary ability through sustained national or international acclaim. Individuals that may qualify include actors, writers, directors, producers, and choreographers, to name a few.
To show extraordinary ability, an applicant must either demonstrate receipt of a major award (e.g. Oscar, Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize) or provide evidence of high achievement in three of the following criteria:
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