I am interested in applying for a green card through the EB1(a) category. I feel I have good experience and evidence, but I also have several things in the pipeline that could make my case much stronger in a year or so. If I apply now and the I-140 is denied, am I allowed to reapply later?


The EB1(a) category is reserved for foreign nationals who can demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This tends to be a very high bar. If the USCIS denies your petition, this would not prevent you from refiling later. The USCIS will have record of the previous denial, but this should not prevent you from getting the second case approved, assuming you are able to present better facts, arguments, etc.  (27.Apr.2023)

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