Extraordinary Ability

The category for persons of extraordinary ability is intended for a small percentage of individuals who have risen to the very top of their respective fields of endeavor. An offer of employment is not required in these cases.


  • Applicant should demonstrate extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, business or athletics and that their entry would substantially benefit the U.S. prospectively.
  • Applicant should demonstrate sustained national or international claim and that the achievements have been recognized in his/her field of expertise through extensive documentation.
  • Applicant should continue to work in the same filed of extraordinary ability.

How We Can Help You

  • The Murthy Law Firm is experienced in the successful filing of extraordinary ability petitions.
  • Our attorneys offer advice in determining whether an applicant satisfies the criteria of a person of extraordinary ability.
  • We can devise a strategy and submit petitions in two to three categories (assuming that the applicant is eligible under those categories) thereby increasing applicant’s chances of success.