EB-1 Visa Business Plan
The EB-1 First Preference Visa is an immigrant visa that allows an applicant to permanently immigrate in the United States together with their spouses and children. The EB-1 Visa is an employment-based immigrant visa category that does not necessarily require an employer sponsorship. EB-1 visa program a foreign national may petition for herself or himself or their employer in the United States may petition on their behalf. Whether or not a foreign national can self-petition for an EB-1 visa depends on the occupational category the foreign national intends to apply under. There are two categories of EB-1, EB-1A and EB-1C.
Similar to an O-1 visa, EB-1A allows an applicant to self-petitions are available if he or she possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. To strengthen the case, a professionally written business plan can provide support for the beneficiary’s extraordinary abilities and achievements and show that their presence will benefit the United States economically. Aliens who fall under the outstanding professor and researcher category or the multinational manager or executive must have their employer petition for the EB-1C Green Card on their behalf; self-petition is not available for these categories. This visa is typically used by recipients of L1A visa or managers and executives of multi-national companies who intend immigrate permanently to United States. In this case a business plan would be required to show the business need for their presence, that their qualifications further the business or institution goals, and that the business or institution will be able to support financially the manager, researcher or executive.