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Solution Architect EB-1A in Bay Area

Solution Architect EB-1A

EB-1A visas, or first preference employment-based visas, are issued to a select group of individuals who wish to live and work in the United States permanently. This category is reserved for individuals with extraordinary abilities in specific fields (sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics).

The EB-1A visa is the most prestigious and sought-after green card in the employment-based category. Solution architects may be eligible for an EB-1A visa if they meet strict criteria established by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Applying for an EB-1A Visa as a Solution Architect

The USCIS has divided the EB-1 visa into three categories.

  1. Foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability
  2. Outstanding professors and researchers
  3. Multinational executives or managers

Each category has different criteria that applicants must meet. An experienced immigration attorney can help you determine your eligibility for an EB-1 visa.

A solution architect will likely fall into the extraordinary ability category reserved for foreign nationals who present national or international acclaim in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. If you’re applying under the extraordinary ability category, you must meet at least 3 of 10 criteria to demonstrate that you meet the standards for extraordinary ability in your field. This can include receiving major international awards, holding leadership positions in professional organizations, or publishing work in highly regarded journals.

EB-1A Criteria: 3 Facts to Know About Membership

What’s the Application Process Like?

If you are interested in applying for an EB-1A visa, you must follow some general steps. Here’s a general breakdown of what you can expect.

Step 1: Work with an EB-1A lawyer to determine your eligibility.

Step 2:  Work with your immigration lawyer to collect evidence of your qualifications and accomplishments in your field, like awards or notable achievements.

Step 3: Submit Form I-140 (Petition for Alien Worker) to the USCIS.

Step 4: Wait for a decision. The USCIS can take several months to process EB-1A applications. 

It’s recommended to work with an attorney throughout the process. Your EB-1A lawyer will assist with the required documentation, applying, and professionally presenting the evidence to increase your chances of approval. Applying for an EB-1A visa can be complicated. At the Alagiri Immigration Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping foreign nationals with extraordinary abilities successfully live and work in the US.


What Happens After Your EB-1A is Approved?

Once your EB-1A visa petition is approved, you can apply for your employment-based green card and adjust your status to a permanent resident. In addition, your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for green cards as your dependents.

Is There an EB-1A Salary Requirement?

There is no specific salary requirement for the EB-1A visa category. However, the USCIS will review the compensation package offered by your employer as part of your application process. They will consider other factors, like how high is your wage compared to similar positions in the geographic area where you will be employed.

How Can Alagiri Law Help?

Your immigration lawyer is a valuable asset who will guide you throughout the visa application process. Here are some ways Alagiri Immigration Law Firm can help. 

  • We will help you gather all your documentation, like proof of your awards and compensation. Our lawyers will also help you gather and organize the documents to ensure your application is complete.
  • Your attorney will help you prepare your EB-1A application and address any issues or concerns with your application.
  • We will represent you for the entire EB-1A process. 

Let us help you streamline your EB-1A visa process. Call 650-383-4306 or click here to start your immigration journey today!

EB-1A Visa for Solution Architects

  • Purpose Solution architects may be eligible for an EB-1A visa if they meet strict criteria established by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.



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    EB-1A Visa Masterclass:

    By Priya Alagiri, ESQ. Founder, The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm

    Friday, February 10, 2023, 12 PM, PST on ZOOM

    Join me for Part 2 of my EB-1A “Extraordinary Ability” Visa Masterclass! I will discuss the second step of the two-step analysis that USCIS conducts prior to approving an EB-1A application, called the “final merits determination.”