EB-1 Immigration Attorneys

EB-1 Visa Eligibility

You may be eligible for an EB-1 visa if you are an outstanding professor/researcher, have extraordinary ability, or are a multinational executive or manager.

In order to qualify under the EB-1 visa extraordinary ability category you must:

  • Demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, arts, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.
  • Be recognized in your field and be able to show extensive documentation
  • Provide evidence of a one-time achievement OR meet 3 of 10 criteria:
    • Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
    • Evidence of your membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members
    • Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media
    • Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel
    • Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field
    • Evidence of your authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media
    • Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases
    • Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
    • Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field
    • Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts

An offer of employment is not required. In order to qualify under the EB-1 visa outstanding professors and researchers category you must:

  • Demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area.
  • Must be entering the U. S. in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education.
  • Provide proof of an offer of employment from a prospective U.S. employer AND include at least 2 of the documentation required:
    • Proof of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement
    • Proof of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement
    • Proof of published material in professional publications written by others about the alien’s work in the academic field
    • Proof of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field
    • Proof of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field
    • Proof of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field

In order to qualify under the EB-1 visa multinational manager or executive category you must:

  • Have been employed outside the United States in a managerial or executive capacity (with the same affiliate, employer or subsidiary of the employer) the 3 years preceding the petition for at least 1 year by a firm or corporation
  • Be seeking to enter the United States to continue service to that firm or organization
  • Have a U.S. employer petition for you and they must have been doing business for at least 1 year as a subsidiary, an affiliate, or as the same corporation that employed you abroad


Partners at Chan Law Firm

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Min Chan

Managing Partner

Since 1998, Ms. Chan is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is a prominent EB-5 visa attorney who has been featured in China Daily, The Real Deal, The New York Times, EB-5 Investors Magazine and other major publications.

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Government Relations

With over 40 years of international diplomacy, Michael McClary is a retired U.S. federal executive with the Department of Energy. Mr. McClary graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam.

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CRX, Director of Finance

Lamont Blackstone is the principal of G.L. Blackstone & Associates, an urban commercial real estate consulting company. With over 25 years of experience in real estate and finance, Mr. Blackstone is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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