This category includes the following three sub-categories:

  1. Workers with Extraordinary ability.
  2. Outstanding Professors and Researchers.
  3. Multinational Executives and Managers

The advantage offered by the first preference category are three-fold:

  1. Not subject to Labor Certification requirement
  2. The Immigration and Naturalization laws allocates 28.6 percent of the total number of employment based immigrant visas per year plus the unused visas set aside for investors and special immigrants.
  3. No employment offer is required.