Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

    EB1 Green Card vs. O1 Visa

    EB1 Green Card vs. O1 Visa – We have provided as lot of resources for you to learn about both these options. The main option is that for those people who have already acquired O1 visa status and are still busy working on high level projects the EB1 green card is certainly the next best logical step. The good news about the EB1 Green card is that from here on out you will not need a sponsor of any kind. Once you have your EB1 Green Card, it is for life so no more renewals or having to prove yourself to anyone. Next stop will be US Citizenship. In contrast the O1 visa is a great option for those people who need permission to work fast. O1 visas do need a US sponsor but if you have a pressing job to work on in the US then this is the fastest way to get you there. Please review our materials on our website and when you’re ready give us a call to make it happen for you. Call – 310 496 4292 Today!

    EB1 Green Card vs. O1 Visa – We have provided as lot of resources for you to learn about both these options. The main option is that for those people who have already acquired O1 visa status and are still busy working on high level projects the EB1 green card is certainly the next best logical step. The good news about the EB1 Green card is that from here on out you will not need a sponsor of any kind. Once you have your EB1 Green Card, it is for life so no more renewals or having to prove yourself to anyone. Next stop will be US Citizenship. In contrast the O1 visa is a great option for those people who need permission to work fast. O1 visas do need a US sponsor but if you have a pressing job to work on in the US then this is the fastest way to get you there. Please review our materials on our website and when you’re ready give us a call to make it happen for you. Call – 310 496 4292 Today!

      Are You An Alien of Extraordinary Ability? 

      Find Out Today!

    – EB1 Home Page
    – EB1 Green Card Checklist

      Entertainment and Fashion Professionals
    – EB1 Green Card – Jason – Film Maker – Video
    – EB1 Green Card  – Anna – Make Up  – Video
    EB1 Green Card  – Isabelle – Agent – Video 
    EB1 Green Card – Duncan – Editor – Video
    – EB1 Green Card – Ivan – Designer – Video
    – EB1 Green Card – Ian – Radio – Video
    EB1 Green Card – Rob – Photographer
    – EB1 Green Card – Diana – Pre-Visualization
    – EB1 Green Card – Matt – BAFTA Winner
    – EB1 Green Card – Kuchipudi – Dancer
    EB1 Green Card – Bharatnatyam – Dancer
    – EB1 Green Card – Francois – Sound
    – EB1 Green Card – Sofie – Designer
    – EB1 Green Card – Helen – Designer
    – EB1 Green Card – Christina – Designer
    – EB1 Green Card vs. O1 Visa
    – EB1 Green and O1 Visa Guide

      Executives and Managers
    – EB1 Green Card – Rob – Banker- Video
    – EB1 Green Card  – Kim – Marketing – Video
    – EB1 Green Card – Iliya – App Developer
    – EB1 Green Card – Donagh – New Media
    – EB1 Green Card – Martin – Data Security
    – EB1 Green Card  –  Abdiel – Engineer
    – EB1 Green Card – John – Oil and Gas
    – EB1 Green Card – Kesh – Consultant
    – EB1 Green Card – Emma – Engineer
    – EB1 Green Card – Paul – Corporate Trainer
    – EB1 Green Card – Guillermo – Engineer

     

    To get you started I’ve laid out the O1 visa and EB1 green card checklist for your kind perusal below. Carefully go through the O1 visa and EB1 green card checklists to see which of the categories below you think you may be able to satisfy. You will need to find three O1 visa requirements or three EB1 green card requirements.  If you can satisfy three from both lists then you really do have some great options ahead of you.

    Take a good long look at your past achievements in your career and put aside all modesty. A key to the success of qualifying for either of these visas is confidence.  Confidence can take you a long way in this business and by working on your case together I can make sure that your achievements are presented in precisely the right format for US Immigration to be delighted to award your visa.

    Our Web site is packed with insightful information about the O1 visa and the EB1 green card so please do you home work, be inspired and let us get the ball rolling as soon as possible.

    The O1 Visa – Aliens of Extraordinary Ability in Motion Picture and Television

    In terms of the Media and Entertainment industry our clients include Agencies, Professional Actors, Models, Musicians, Producers, Directors, Editors, Photographers, DP, Lighting and essential production technicians - I'm always surprised by the variety of professional people we're able to work with.

    In terms of the Media and Entertainment industry our clients include Agencies, Professional Actors, Models, Musicians, Producers, Directors, Editors, Photographers, DP, Lighting and essential production technicians – I’m always surprised by the variety of professional people we’re able to work with.

    The O1  visa is a renewable short term visa (1-3 years) that enables the alien to quickly travel and work in the US for special assignments, where you have a sponsor or agent – with at least one job booked. Under a system called Premium Processing, US Immigration (USCIS) will only take about two weeks to process these applications. However it may take us 4-8 weeks to gather and prepare the case. So planning things out very early is essential. You never know when an opportunity may come knocking.

    O1 Visa Checklist:
    From this list you need to be able to satisfy at least 3. If you can then you may well have the makings of a good case. Put all modesty aside and think American!

    If you qualify for either option A. or could score at least 3 from the 7 options under B., even at a stretch, then this would be an excellent start.

    A) Has been nominated for or been the recipient of significant national or international awards or prizes such as an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, or a Director’s Guild Award. [More Info]

    B) By documentation of at least three of the following accomplishments:

    1. Services, performed and to be performed, as a lead or starring participant in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications, contracts, or endorsements; [More Info]

    2. National or international recognition for achievements evidenced by critical reviews of other published materials by or about the individual in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications; [More Info]

    3. Performance in a lead, starring, or critical role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation as shown by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials; [More Info]

    4. A record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes, as evidenced by such indicators as title, rating, or standing in the field, box office receipts, credit for original research or product development, motion picture or television ratings, and other occupational achievements reported in trade journals, major newspapers, or other publications; [More Info]

    5. Significant recognition for achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies or other recognized experts in the field in which the alien is engaged. Such testimonials must be in a form that clearly indicates the author’s authority, expertise, and knowledge of the alien’s achievements; [More Info]

    6. A high salary or other substantial remuneration for services in relation to others in the field, in the past or the future, evidenced by contracts or other reliable evidence; [More Info]

    7. Any other comparable evidence to establish extraordinary ability in the field. [More Info]

    The EB1  Green Card:

    EB1 Visas / Green Cards: Documenting your achievements in this way should not be a challenge since documentation is the cornerstone of all academic work.

    EB1 Visas / Green Cards: Documenting your achievements in this way should not be a challenge since documentation is the cornerstone of all academic work.

    The EB1 is actually a green card. For the EB1 green card you do not need a sponsor, you can sponsor yourself. Whereas for the O1 visa you will need a sponsor, or agent – with at least one job booked. The EB1 green card works on the principle of Extraordinary Ability but has its own slightly different checklist. For this checklist you need to be able to satisfy unequivocally at least three from the list. Again, ideally we like to only take on clients who can satisfy at least four even if the fourth or fifth are quite a stretch.

    The EB1 green card takes about 12-14 months to process through USCIS and takes us about 90 days to put together if the client is efficient in providing the evidence we need. As in O1 visa applications, with the EB1 my essential role will be to guide you through the evidence collection process and help you shape the evidence just right to nail the satisfaction of the specific requirements. The EB1 green card is actually a green card. For the EB1 green card you do not need a sponsor, you can sponsor yourself. Whereas for the O1 visa you will need a sponsor, or agent – with at least one job booked. The EB1 green card works on the principle of Extraordinary Ability but has its own slightly different checklist. For this checklist you need to be able to satisfy unequivocally at least three from the list. Again, ideally we like to only take on clients who can satisfy at least four even if the fourth or fifth are quite a stretch.

    EB1 Green Card Check List:

    Evidence of Eligibility: 8 C.F.R. 204.5(h) (3)

    Initial evidence: – A petition for an alien of extraordinary ability must be accompanied by evidence that the alien has sustained national or international acclaim and that his or her achievements have been recognized in the field of expertise. Such evidence shall include evidence of a one-time achievement (that is, a major, internationally recognized award), or at least three of the following or the worker may submit “other comparable evidence” if the following criteria do not apply:

    One Time International Award [More Info] or three from the following: –

    (i) National Award – Documentation of the alien’s receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor; [More Info]

    (ii) Invited Membership – Documentation of the alien’s membership in associations in the field for which classification is sought, which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judge by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields; [More Info]

    (iii) Published Material About You – Published material about the alien in professional or major trade publications or other major media, relating the alien’s work in the field for which classification is sought. Such evidence shall include the title, date, and author of the material, and any necessary translation; [More Info]

    (iv) Judging – Evidence of the alien’s participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of work of others in the same or an allied field of specialization for which classification is sought; [More Info]

    (v) Innovation – Evidence of the alien’s original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field; [More Info]

    (v) Scholarly Articles – Evidence of the alien’s authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media; [More Info]

    (vii) Exhibitions or Showcases – Evidence of the display of the alien’s work in the field at artistic exhibitions or showcases; [More Info]

    (viii) Leading /Critical Role – Evidence that the alien has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation; [More Info]

    (ix) High Salary – Evidence that the alien has commanded a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services, in relation to others in the field; or [More Info]

    (x) Commercial Success – Evidence of commercial successes in the performing arts, as shown by box office receipts or record, cassette, compact disk, or video sales. [More Info]

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    Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

    Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

    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
    520 Broadway, Suite 350,
    Santa Monica,
    California 90401
    Tel: 310 496 4292

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    Everyday the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram provides a comprehensive range of US Immigration expertise. We also provide a free consultation for our prospective clients.

    EB1 Green Card Categories

    In order to qualify for an EB1 Green Card you need to be able to satisfy three from a list of ten categories. We’ve provided informative videos on each category for your kind perusal so please review them and get back to us if you feel we can help you.

    EB1 Green Card Checklist – One Time International Award – (i) National Award –
    (ii) Invited Membership – (iii) Published Material About You –  (iv) Judging –
    (v) Innovation – (vi) Scholarly Articles – (vii) Exhibition or Showcases –
    (viii) Leading / Critical Role – (ix) High Salary – (x) Commercial Success –
    Let’s Get Your Case Started Today!

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