Leading or Critical Role in Distinguished Organizations 

Are you enjoying the EB-1 series that the “Sethi and Mazaheri” law firm has been bringing for you lately? Here, we are back with yet another article of the EB-1 series explaining the criterion, “Evidence of Your Performance of a Leading or Critical Role in Distinguished Organizations.”

Before collecting evidence as a foreign national seeking to claim the “Lead or Critical Role” criteria, there are a few things to consider. USCIS opined that in evaluating the evidence for a leading or critical role, one must examine the position for which the foreign national has been hired or appointed to fill the organization or establishment.

What do you mean by an organization or establishment having a distinguished reputation? 

What USCIS is looking for is that the organization or establishment must have a distinguished recognition in their field of work.

After you have determined that the organization or establishment enjoys a distinguished reputation, you can focus on satisfying the later part of the criterion that you have performed a critical or leading role in such an organization or establishment.

As the word suggests, you should be playing a role leading some group, project, or team. 

What is Leading or Critical Role in Distinguished Organizations and how can you satisfy it?

You are leading a team of people, assigning them duties, checking the work, and ensuring that the project is completed within the deadline given to you. Your position would arguably be a leading position, adding value to the organization or establishment. 

Critical means that your role is essential in the growth of the organization or establishment. You don’t need to hold a title or a position at the organization; instead, the assessment is done whether your contributions have impacted the organization or establishments at large, whether economically, structurally, or socially.

What is a critical role, and how can you satisfy it? 

This criterion requires substantial evidence to prove your credibility as a leading or critical role in a reputed organization or establishment. In this article, we have covered the questions we mainly asked regarding establishing this criterion. We hope that this article is worth reading for you and has cleared your doubts about this criterion.