Green Card Through Self Petition
In two classifications of immigrant workers, the workers are not required to have a job offer and may self-petition (the worker does not need an employer to sponsor them). These categories include:
Note: You may NOT self petition based on employment, if you are not in one of these two categories. For other employment based green cards, see the “Green Card Through a Job Offer” or “Green Card Through Investment” pages.
Individuals of extraordinary ability are considered to be the best of the best in their field and it is an eligibility category that applies to very few individuals. Examples of who may be considered an E11 immigrant include Nobel Prize winners, notable athletes, and others who have achieved great successes in their field.
If You Are Living Outside the United States
If You Are Living Inside the United States
Supporting Evidence for Form I-485
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/30/2011
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