If you can’t get an H1-B visa, can you get an EB-1 visa instead which immediately overcomes the hurdle of needing employer sponsorship? ?

Similar to the National Interest Waiver, you do not actually need a job offer and just self apply for it? 

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  • 1 month ago
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    Requirements for EB-1 are far more exacting than for H1-b, and it is far more difficult to obtain. Have you won an Olympic medal, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, or other evidence of extraordinary achievement in a field where you can & will continue exceptional earnings?

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  • Foofa
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    1 month ago

    In most cases if you can qualify for an EB-1 you'd easily qualify for an H1B. So sure, if you're some kind of international superstar you'd probably have your choice of the two. 

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  • Lisa A
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    1 month ago

    If you can not qualify for an H1-B, you will never qualify for EB-1.

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