EB-1 Visa: First Preference for Employment-Based Immigration Visa

There is a range of ways in which aliens (foreign citizens) can apply for a visa to work in the United States. One example is through investment visas (through the E2 visa immigration process). Another way is through the EB-1 visa process. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the US Department of Homeland Security, authorizes EB-1 visas for immigrants who have unique qualifications such as extraordinary skills, exceptional academic and research skills, or particular supervisor and managerial skills.