- US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy guidance clarifying evidence used to determine eligibility for (E11) and (E12) EB-1 immigrant visa classifications
- The new guidance includes evidence used to satisfy relevant evidentiary criteria or qualify as comparable evidence
- USCIS has issued policy guidance clarifying the evidence it uses to determine eligibility for extraordinary ability (E11) and outstanding professor or researcher (E12) EB-1 immigrant visa classifications.
The updated US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidance gives examples of evidence that can be used to satisfy relevant evidentiary criteria or qualify as comparable evidence and considerations for evaluating comparative evidence, with a primary focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The new guidance is published in the USCIS Policy Manual. It is designed to provide more transparency and clarity for petitioners, along with helping them establish eligibility.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)