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Can someone please tell me what my chances are to file self EB-1A?

I don’t have any Ph.D. Currently on H1-B and company filed my green card on EB-2 as a manager (I-140 Already Approved since 2012). Also, I am an International well-known artist in the photography field and wondering If I qualify to apply under EB-1A side by side as an Artist. Received many international awards including few internet articles and publications showcasing my work. Also Invited as an International Jury Member. My work has been published in magazines as Top 10 best photographers in the world with more than 100k Facebook followers.  Any chances to file under EB-1A?

Thanks In advance

One Response to Can someone please tell me what my chances are to file self EB-1A?

  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan says:

    It is definitely possible to obtain EB1A as an artist, however, this goes beyond my experience and it probably makes sense to hire a lawyer in this case. You should be able to show that you are one of the best in the world in your field and the awards should be among the top ones. You may also use the extraordinary commercial success, if you have one, to satisfy one of the EB1A criteria. To understand how the USCIS officers would evaluate your evidence, please see the following document:

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