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Artists and Entertainers: Permanent Residence (Green Card)

For an artist or entertainer to be eligible for permanent residence, they must meet a higher bar of eligibility than required for O or P visas; they must be persons of “extraordinary ability.” This means demonstrating “sustained national or international acclaim” and that his or her achievements have been recognized in his or her field of expertise.

In brief, a person can qualify by either showing proof of receipt of a major, internationally recognized award such as a Nobel Prize or three of the following criteria:

• Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized award for excellence in field
Membership in organizations that require outstanding achievement as judged by national or international experts

• Publications in professional or major trade or media ABOUT the alien and his/her work

• Judging the work of others

• Original contributions internationally recognized as major significance

• Articles written by you published in journals of international circulation

• Performance in a leading role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation

• High salary or other remuneration in relation to others in the field

• Other comparable evidence

• Discerning the strengths and weaknesses of an artist’s or entertainer’s extraordinary ability application and developing key evidence for support are critical for success based on the criteria provided.

If you are an artist or entertainer and wish to work in Colorado or elsewhere in the United States and have questions about the permanent visa process, contact Denver immigration lawyer Catherine Brown, LLC to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call us at 303-322-2117.


Athletes of Extraordinary Ability: Permanent Residence

For athletes to be eligible for permanent residence (green card), they must meet a similar bar of eligibility than required for the O-1 visa; they must be persons of “extraordinary ability.” This means demonstrating “sustained national or international acclaim” and that his or her achievements have been recognized in his or her field of expertise.

In brief, a person can qualify by either showing proof of receipt of a major, internationally recognized award such as the Nobel Prize or three of the following criteria:

• Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized award for excellence in field

• Membership in organizations that require outstanding achievement as judged by national or international experts

• Publications in professional or major trade or media ABOUT the alien and his/her work
Judging the work of others

• Original contributions internationally recognized as of major significance

• Articles written by you published in journals of international circulation

• Performance in a leading role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation

• High salary or other remuneration in relation to others in the field

• Other comparable evidence

Discerning the strength and weaknesses of an athlete’s extraordinary ability application and developing key evidence for support is critical for success, based on the criteria provided. Please note that the success of a previous O-1 Application is no guarantee of success for Permanent Residence.

If you are in the athletic field and wish to obtain residence in Colorado or elsewhere in the United States , contact Denver immigration lawyer Catherine Brown to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call us at 303-322-2117.

Law Office of Catherine Brown
111 N. Public Rd.
Lafayette CO 80026
303-322-2117