First Preference Employment Based Immigration - Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

Published: Jul 05, 2007

by Greg Siskind, Esq.--The first employment based immigration preference category covers "priority workers." These are workers whose skills and talents are important to the US – the "best and brightest." The annual cap on EB-1 visas is 40,000, plus any visas left over from the fourth and fifth employment based preference categories (special immigrants and immigrant investors). This is more visas than are ordinarily used in the category, so there are no backlogs in visa issuance in this category.

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