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Extraordinary Abilities Visas

U.S. Extraordinary Ability Visa Attorney

Employment Immigration Lawyer

Your particular abilities could be the basis for a process that leads to a Green Card -- without needing the sponsorship of an employer. The Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo has great success in helping talented people demonstrate their skills and backgrounds for an extraordinary ability visa. We are experienced at working with people who may not even be aware their abilities fit into this category!


Persons of Extraordinary Ability can self petition and do not need a sponsor if they qualify.

1. Alien with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation; and

2. Alien seeks entry to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability; and

3. Entry will substantially benefit prospectively the U.S.. However, the regulations do not require any evidence on the prospective benefit it is still a good idea to demonstrate prospective benefit.
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4. No Employer Needed - Although no specific offer of employment is required, if an applicant had approved petition filed by prospective employer, but intends to pursue other vocational pursuits, petition would still be valid even if s/he did not work for employer as long as s/he demonstrated how s/he plans to continue her work in the area of his or her  expertise.

5. The legislative history indicates among other things that this category is intended to be "for  the small percentage of individuals who have risen to the very top of their field of endeavor."

6. Applicant must demonstrate "sustained or international acclaim" and that his or achievements have been recognized in his or her field of expertise.  Evidence shall include evidence of a one-time achievement - a major international recognized award (e.g. Nobel Prize). If the applicant is not the recipient of such an award then documentation of any three of the following is required:

(1) Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards ,Nomination for an award does not carry as much weight as winning and one must prove sustained acclaim.

(2) Membership in association in the field for which classification is sought, which requires outstanding achievement of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts.

3) Published material about the person in professional or major trade publications or other major media.

4) Participation as a judge of the work of others.

5) Evidence of original scientific, scholastic, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance.

6) Authorship of scholarly articles in the field.

7) Artistic exhibitions or showcases.

8) Performance in a leading or cultural roles for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.

9) High salary or remuneration in relation to other in the field.

10) Commercial success in the perform arts.

Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo

(415) 986-1121

Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo has years of experience helping people apply for extraordinary ability visas. Her exclusive practice in immigration law gives her a reliable vantage from which to help you assess and present your own case.

We have used a creative approach to help such diverse candidates as opera singers, fine artists, scholars, economists, agricultural innovators and even Olympic-level wrestlers succeed in obtaining these visas.

We investigate every aspect of your talent history to match you to the three out of ten criteria the federal government requires you to meet. We portray your skills to their best advantage to demonstrate that you have published important works, have created something of major significance, have been given a nationally recognized award or any of the other possibilities that will bring success.

Our law office has a reputation for helping individuals from around the world. We are creative, efficient and achieve results.

If you have a special talent and you need an extraordinary ability visa, contact the San Francisco Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo. We have the experience and knowledge you need.

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The Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo
414 Jackson Street, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 986-1121
FAX: (415) 986-1122
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Our office is located one block from the building from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in San Francisco. We help businesses and people throughout the Bay Area and California, as well as nationally and abroad. Our clients come from such counties as Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, etc., and such cities as Oakland, San Jose, Richmond, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Stockton, Sacramento, Vallejo, Fresno, Porterville, Visalia, Bakersfield, Redwood City, Martinez and Modesto. When you or your business needs the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney, contact the Law Office of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo.

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The Law Office of
Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo

414 Jackson Street, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: (415) 986-1121
Fax: (415) 986-1122
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