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Can I Claim the EB1 Criterion of Leading or Critical Role in Distinguished Organizations?

Hi William,

I am in the process of preparing the EB1 Extraordinary Ability application with the help of your excellent EB-1A DIY  package. I am a manager of the company, can I claim the EB1 criterion of "Leading or Critical Role in Distinguished Organizations"?


For the EB1 Extraordinary Ability criterion of "leading or critical role in distinguished organizations", it is best to separate this 
criterion into its two separate components:

1) Identify any organizations with which you are associated - Are they famous organizations? Can you provide evidence of the work they do and their mission? Does there website describe their annual revenue, past achievements or highly reputable members/employees? Collect evidence that could help prove that the organization has a "distinguished" reputation.

2) Identify your role with these organizations - Do you have a leadership role in the organizations? What is your title for the organizations? Even if you do not have a leading role, are you critical to the organization's success? Do you provide expert advice? Do you raise funds?

Therefore, there are numerous ways to meet the requirements for this category of
"leading or critical role in distinguished organizations".

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