Green Card for Extraordinary Athletes and Artists

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Elizee Law Firm is a full service immigration law firm. We can guide you through your current immigration issues. Actors and actresses may be eligible to enter the United States under one of several available nonimmigrant categories.


Individuals may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa if proven to have an extraordinary ability, an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager.

Extraordinary Ability

The EB-1 extraordinary ability classification is for people who are recognized as being at the very top of their field and who are coming to the United States to continue work in that field. Individual must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

EB-1 Eligibility

To establish eligibility, you must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim and that your achievements have been recognized in the field of expertise by showing:

(A) Evidence that the artist or entertainer has received a major internationally recognized award, similar to a Nobel Prize; or

(B) Evidence that the artist or entertainer meets at least three of the ten requirements listed below and all your evidence, when evaluated together,  shows that you are among the small percentage of individuals that have risen       to the very top of your field.

(1) Documentation of the artist’s or entertainer’s receipt of lesser nationally or  internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor;

(2) Documentation of the artist’s or entertainer’s membership in associations that demand outstanding achievement of their members, as judged by                      internationally recognized experts, in the discipline or field for which classification is sought.;

(3) Published material about the artist or entertainer in professional or major trade publications or other major media;

(4) Evidence that the artist or entertainer has judged the work of others, either individually or on a panel;

(5) Evidence of the artist’s or entertainer’s original scholarly, artistic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field;

(6) Evidence of the artist’s or entertainer’s authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media;

(7) Evidence that the artist’s or entertainer’s work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases;

(8) Evidence that the artist or entertainer performed a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations;

(9) Evidence that the artist or entertainer commands a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field; and

(10)Evidence of commercial successes in the performing arts.

Note: If the criteria discussed in this section do not readily apply to your occupation, you may submit comparable evidence to establish your eligibility. Expert testimonials may also be submitted to USCIS to show that the petitioning artist or entertainer is one of those few who have risen to the top of the practiced vocation.

Elizee Law Firm is full service immigration law firm. We can guide you and your family through your current immigration case. Our staff is fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Contact us at (305) 371-8846.

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