U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released updated policy guidance in its Policy Manual to provide clarification regarding the types of evidence considered for determining eligibility in the extraordinary ability (E11) and outstanding professor or researcher (E12) categories of the EB-1 immigrant visa classifications.
This policy update includes additional guidance outlining examples of evidence that may fulfill the relevant criteria or be deemed as comparable evidence. The guidance also offers insights into the evaluation of such evidence, with a particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields.
The intention behind this guidance is to enhance clarity and transparency, aiding petitioners in the submission of appropriate evidence to establish the beneficiary's eligibility for these specific immigrant visa classifications.