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How Could I Explain My Significance of
Accomplishments for RFE of EB1 Extraordinary Ability Application?

Hi William:

I recently got an RFE from USCIS for my EB1 Extraordinary Ability Green Card application, asking for the explanation of my "Significance of Accomplishments". 

I have some awards, grant funding, and experience of judging the work of others. How could I explain my significance of accomplishments for RFE of EB1 Extraordinary Ability application?


In preparation for a case or in response to an RFE of EB1 Extraordinary Ability, it is vital to explain the significance of all the evidence, no matter how obvious the accomplishment may seem. For example, if you enclose evidence of having received a particularly well-respected honor, you should still explain its prestige as it satisfied the awards criterion. Awards should be accompanied by proof of the level of selectivity they represent and the recognition they embody.

Similarly, the selection process is important when addressing other qualifications such as grant funding and experience judging the work of others. The USCIS is more likely to agree that a particular aspect of the petitioner's qualifications and experience is beyond others in the field when those achievements were preceded by a rigorous selection process.

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