Evidence that you have performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation for EB-1A

What counts as evidence of having performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation for EB-1A?

The organization or establishment must have a distinguished reputation.

You must have performed in a leading or critical role for the organization or establishment.

What does NOT count as evidence of having performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation for EB-1A?

If your role was not leading or critical to the organization.

If the organization or establishment does not have a distinguished reputation.

What documentation do I submit to USCIS as evidence of having performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation?

Evidence to demonstrate the distinguished reputation of the organizations or establishments for which the beneficiary performed in leading or critical roles. The evidence should document the organizations or establishments eminence, distinction, or excellence.

Documentary evidence to demonstrate how the beneficiary’s role was/is leading or critical for the organizations or establishments.

If a leading role, the evidence must establish that the beneficiary is (or was) a leader.

A title, with appropriate matching duties, can help to establish if a role is (or was), in fact, leading.

If a critical role, the evidence must establish that the beneficiary has contributed in a way that is of significant importance to the outcome of the organization or establishment’s activities.

A supporting role may be considered “critical” if the beneficiary’s performance in the role is (or was) important in that way.

It is not the title of the beneficiary’s role, but rather the beneficiary’s performance in the role that determines whether the role is (or was) critical.

Letters from individuals with personal knowledge of the significance of the beneficiary’s leading or critical role.

The letters should contain detailed and probative information that specifically addresses how the beneficiary’s role for the organization or establishment is or was leading or critical.

Details should include the specific tasks or accomplishments of the beneficiary as compared to others who are employed in similar pursuits within the field of endeavor.