The EB-1 visa category is an immigration pathway for foreign professionals with outstanding skills in their fields.
Securing this type of employment visa can be complicated. Aside from legal hurdles, the application process also involves stringent criteria that require exceptional achievements and comprehensive proof from applicants.
Proving your qualifications
EB-1 is for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary skills in areas like science, arts, research, business or athletics. A strong resume alone may not be enough when applying for this visa. You must also meet the stringent criteria set by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for individuals with extraordinary ability or outstanding achievements. 
Your application must include thorough documentation showing a pattern of recognition and achievement that sets you apart from your peers. This may include awards, leadership roles in notable organizations or significant contributions to your field.
Handling delays
If the USCIS finds your initial documentation lacking, they may issue a request for evidence (RFE). This can significantly delay your process. The best way to avoid this is to minimize the chances of getting an RFE in the first place. However, if you do receive an RFE, it would be wise to address the concerns with additional evidence and clarifications as soon as possible. 
Staying on top of legal changes
Immigration law can change. Staying updated on these modifications can significantly impact the outcome of your application. Consider working with an immigration lawyer to help you stay informed about changes that will help you create the best strategy for your application.
The application process for an EB-1 visa can be challenging, but with the right preparation and guidance, you can successfully overcome these hurdles.The post Navigating challenges in the EB-1 visa application process first appeared on David Hirson & Partners, LLP.