EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researcher/Professor OR International Managers Services and Fees

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The fee schedule for Green Card through Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researcher/Professor, and Multinational Manager (fees are payable by personal checks) is as follows:

1. Legal Fees (for our Office):

$5,400 for EB-1 (plus, for employee/beneficiary families with more than two children, $500 more for each additional child beyond two)--$4,600 at the commencement of the case (plus $500 more for each additional child beyond two) and the balance of $800 before filing I-485 application.

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS): Single Applicant
  I-140: $580
  I-485, I-765, I-131, Fingerprinting: $1070

Federal Express Expenses: approximately $200

4. For EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Alien and Outstanding Researcher/Professor cases Premium Processing is accepted. Premium Processing for Multinational Manager cases is currently unavailable. Our legal fee is $250 for preparation of additional paperwork.  Filing fee (to USCIS) is $1,225.00.

Note: The filing fee of $1070 includes fee for applications I-485, I-765, and I-131, and fingerprinting irrespective of whether I-765 and I-131 applications are submitted along with I-485.



I am getting my PhD in Aerospace engineering. I got a postdoc offer, for which there are few codes that only a US person can run, so I can get a recommendation which says that my employer needs me to have a GC to be able to run certain programs and its in a remote area so they can prove that they were not able to hire anybody else for that location. But because its a postdoc position, it is not permanent. I have 1 journal and 3 conference papers. I am member of Tau beta pi honor society (by invitation)and AIAA. I have given 3 invited talks. I can get about 4 to 5 recommendations that I hold special skills. My question is should I go about applying for GC under EB1?

Kammy, send me your resume. I will take a look at it.

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sir, my father is a church minister in india since 26 years and a doctorate in religious studies. He is working in religious denomination in india. is he is eligible for religious immigrant green card visas ?

First, thank you for creating this detailed and extremely helpful website. I am sure it helps a lot of people who are in the dark when it comes to immigration topics.

I am trying to apply for a green card based on my current job as a post-doc. I've lived in to country for over 11 years while completing two masters degrees and a Ph.D. I've been a post-doc for almost 4 years now. You did mention that this tends to be a numbers game, so here are my numbers: I have 2 journal publications, 4 in conference proceedings, and two papers that are currently under review. I've also given several talks at conferences and invited venues. In addition, I have taught courses at an R1 university for 7 semesters as a lecturer. I can request my international colleagues (professors/scientists from Germany, Japan, and Portugal) to vouch for my scientific abilities/contributions.

I'd like to know (a) if I should apply for my green card in the EB1 category and (b) how easy it would be to do this through my university as opposed to a law firm. I understand that the second question is tricky but I would appreciate your opinion on that.

Dr. Nagalakshmi, since you you have a "non permanent" position as a post doc, we have to look at EB-1A or NIW. I am making a snap judgment based on numbers -- I dont think this would an easy win for you. Remember a paper published in Science or Nature type high-impact journal could overcome "numbers."

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I'm a practicing lawyer in India with an experience of around 13-14 in management, my educational qualification is MBA (Marketing) & LL.M. (Corporate Law). I served companies at Board of Director level. I also hold short term courses from various universities in India and Aboard. I'm a active member of International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Local Indian bar Associations.

Looks doubtful. You may want to send me your full CV (resume) to help at sign immigration.com.

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Hello Sir,
I am a student of Phd (Computer Science) ,submitted 2 papers in international journals ,attended few international seminars also.I do have 14 years of experience in IT.Please let me know if I am eligible for EB1 category.


Send me your resume to help at sign immigration dot com. I doubt it, but let me take a look.

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