Expert Opinion Letter for Managerial, NIW
or other highly specialized visas
EB-1, EB-2, O-1, L-1A, L-1B
Different types of visas have different purposes and requirements. Because these visas include greater complexity and variance, we need to learn more about your case in order to provide you with an estimate and help you succeed.
In determining whether a foreign worker can be hired through an employment-based visa, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will evaluate whether the petitioner has met the requirements of the visa. Your lawyer should let you know what would be needed within your supporting documents so that we and the experts who work with us can evaluate whether they can provide a letter on your behalf to supplement your visa application.
We provide examples below:
To support an extraordinary ability visa (EB-1 or O-1), an Expert Opinion Letter can be used to provide evidence of a petitioner's special expertise within his or her discipline. A discipline expert will evaluate a variety of factors that may include: the importance of international awards, publications, his/her educational background, membership in organizations that represent high achievements, awards, credentials or certifications, and other areas that demonstrate a petitioner's high ability within her or his domain. Your lawyer(s) will indicate how many letters you need, which affects price.
To qualify for a National Interest Waiver (i.e. EB-2), a petitioner must hold a rare set of skills that align with the national interests of the United States. To support an EB-2 visa, multiple Expert Opinion Letters may be used to provide supporting documentation of whether an individual's specialized skills, knowledge, experience, education, and work experience fit with NIW requirements. An expert will also assess the petitioner's background based on a variety of factors, including those mentioned for an EB-1 and O-1. Your lawyer(s) will indicate how many letters you need, which affects price.
For intracompany transfer visas, an Expert Opinion Letter may be used to provide evidence of executive or managerial capacity (L-1A) within the managerial structure of the organization. Alternatively, an Expert Opinion Letter may be used to provide evidence explaining why specialized knowledge of an organization's products or organization (L-1B) is important within the structure of your company. Did you know that part of the reason that the US government developed "L" visas was to promote investments in the US?
We may be able to help you for other purposes too. If you are seeking an industry expert to provide an honest evaluation, contact us so that we can learn more about your needs.