EB-1 aliens with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers & multinational executives and managers

The first preference category is for those with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors and researchers; and multinational managers and executives.  This preference category does not require labor certification.

The first preference category is subdivided into three categories: those with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers and executives. While most employment-based immigrant visas require certification from the Department of Labor, the first preference category does not require labor certification.