Classification sought: E11
Section: Alien of Extraordinary Ability, Sec.203(b)(1)(A)
General Field: Business Development and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Position: Executive and Manager
National Origin: Azerbaijan
Service Center: Nebraska Service Center
Residence at the Time of Filing: Azerbaijan
Processing Time: 8 days
Approval Notice: November 19, 2020
EB-1A Application, Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the field of Information Technology, for an applicant from Azerbaijan has been approved within 8 days, with no RFE.
The average processing time for EB1 Extraordinary ability is 5-7 months. We were able to have our case approved only in 8 days.
In this case, the client is an entrepreneur in the field of Information Technology from Azerbaijan with an excellent record of business development and management skills. His primary work focused on creating and developing businesses in Azerbaijan and the U.S. through studying the market and create or support startups.
In his case, we were able to show awards from recognized national and international organizations, membership at associations requiring outstanding achievements, published material about the client in major trade publications, evidence of client’s judging work of others, original business-related contributions, performance of leading and critical roles in distinguished organizations, and commencement of high salary in relation to others in his field.
Preparing EB1A cases for entrepreneurs is an exceptionally complex process. Unlike other fields, such as science and arts, entrepreneurs and managers do not have clear-cut evidence of exceptional abilities. Therefore, it is very important to examine each evidence and evaluate them individually to ensure they meet all the requirements and then, prepare a detailed application to highlight and define each of their accomplishments to the immigration officer. In this case, the client had received numerous awards from national and international organizations. We were able to present them in the most effective fashion to highlight their importance, relationship to the IT field, and their national and international aspects. The client had also participated as a judge on several events. We successfully highlighted and related his past successes to those events by using support letters and information from each event. The client was also a member of several professional associations and a board member. By gathering official documents, such as bylaws, we proved that his membership was the result of his extraordinary abilities. We were also able to prepare strong evidence and support letters to establish the client’s leading and critical roles in a number of reputable national & international organizations related to his field of endeavor.
The client's goal was to migrate to the United States to continue developing business in the U.S. and create more jobs. We were able to demonstrate his future success in the U.S. through the interest of other U.S. businesses and his past entrepreneurial leadership success.
With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in just 8 days without a request for further evidence.