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Extraordinary Ability Criteria
Business / Education / Sciences / Athletics

Individual must have an:

A. Employment offer in the field;
B. AND receipt of a major, internationally recognized award, such as the Nobel Prize; OR satisfy at least three of the following eight criteria:

Receipt of prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor;
Membership in associations in the field which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields;
Have published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about the alien, relating to the alien's work in the field for which classification is sought, which shall include the title, date, and author of such published material, and any necessary translation;
Have served as a judge of the work of others in the same or in an allied field of specialization via participation on a panel, or individually;
Have made contributions of major significance in the field, which are original scientific, scholarly, or business-related;
Authorship of scholarly articles in the field, which are in professional journals, or other major media;
Have been employed in a critical or essential capacity by organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation;
Have received high salary or other remuneration for services, evidenced by contracts or other reliable evidence.

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