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EB-1A VISA....Need advice from people who are familiar with the process.

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Hi,

 

I have a friend who trying to go the EB-1A visa route,  original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field.

 

Let'e just say, this person is *fairly* famous in fitness and is already in the US on a work visa. There is a thing he will be looking to provide: 

Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions that have had a demonstrably major significance in the alien’s field.

  • In general, the most effective evidence satisfying this criterion is recommendation letters from independent experts in the relevant field. In these letters, experts should discuss using or otherwise being influenced by the applicant’s contributions.

 

I'm curious if anyone here went though this process or anyone they know did. I'd like some advice on the letter.

 

Thanks!

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35 minutes ago, stacyt said:

Hi,

 

I have a friend who trying to go the EB-1A visa route,  original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field.

 

Let'e just say, this person is *fairly* famous in fitness and is already in the US on a work visa. There is a thing he will be looking to provide: 

Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions that have had a demonstrably major significance in the alien’s field.

  • In general, the most effective evidence satisfying this criterion is recommendation letters from independent experts in the relevant field. In these letters, experts should discuss using or otherwise being influenced by the applicant’s contributions.

 

I'm curious if anyone here went though this process or anyone they know did. I'd like some advice on the letter.

 

Thanks!

He needs a lawyer who is familar and has done this successfully before. EB1 is not typically DIY type thing. A lot of it will be how much documents is being provided and how it is presented. Therefore, having a lawyer or someone how has done it before to prepare your package is key. 

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Totally agree you need a specialist lawyer and that the field of expertise may drive the content of the submission. For what it’s worth, I recall we asked 1 or 2 additional people to write for us to supplement the letters we already had from the O visa.

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6 hours ago, US-UK said:

Totally agree you need a specialist lawyer and that the field of expertise may drive the content of the submission. For what it’s worth, I recall we asked 1 or 2 additional people to write for us to supplement the letters we already had from the O visa.

We have a lawyer, yes :) The question is in the letter - I am trying to get clear on the contents, could you specify the content of those letters?

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The writer briefly introduces themselves to state their experience and qualifications, ie setting the stage for them being a recognized leader in their field that enables them to know and assess that you are similarly situated. And then they write about how they know you, your experience, accomplishments, etc. We asked people from different organizations, viewpoints and projects, and themselves in different fields.

 

As an example, instead of 5 people in your field saying 5 times that you are ‘top of your field,’ ask a journalist or tv host to write about how many times they and others have interviewed you as an expert on health and fitness, and then list all of those interviews in your CV and put copies of the articles and a DVD of your sizzle reel in the dossier. For a fitness person, I imagine a high profile client would also be a good author, ie, ‘I am World Famous Movie Star and I am a devotee of this person’s method.’

 

Your lawyer should be advising and coaching you and the recommenders on the letters based on your field, and reading and asking for changes to ensure the EB criteria are adequately described to ensure success. That’s what you are paying an O1/EB1 lawyer for, not just to checklist and assemble the dossier.

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