Evidence of the beneficiary’s original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field for EB-1A.

What counts as original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance for EB-1A?

The Original Scientific, Scholarly, Artistic, Athletic, or Business related Contributions must be of Major Significance in the field of endeavor.

What does NOT count as original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance for EB-1A?

General statements regarding the importance of the endeavors are insufficient.

What documentation do I submit to USCIS as evidence of original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance for EB-1A?

Objective documentary evidence of the significance of the beneficiary’s contribution to the field.

Documentary evidence that people throughout the field currently consider the beneficiary’s work important.

Testimony and/or support letters from experts which discuss the beneficiary’s contributions of major significance.

Evidence that the beneficiary’s major significant contribution(s) has provoked widespread public commentary in the field or has been widely cited.

Evidence of the beneficiary’s work being implemented by others. Possible evidence may include but is not limited to:

Contracts with companies using the beneficiary’s products; or Licensed technology being used by others;

Patents currently being utilized and shown to be significant to the field.

Note: Letters and testimonies, if submitted, must provide as much detail as possible about the beneficiary’s contribution and must explain, in detail, how the contribution was “original” (not merely replicating the work of others) and how they were of “major” significance.

General statements regarding the importance of the endeavors are insufficient.