Extraordinary Ability – Tennis Coach (EB1A)
- Monday, 15 March 2010 00:00
I just got approved!!! thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu so much! I can never thank you enough. Yes, the I485 was approved August ()! Very nice birthday present for me. ”
- S. Bennacer (assumed name), Dobbs Ferry, NY (March 2010)
We first processed and obtained an O-1 visa for S. Bennacer to set the stage for a filing under the Extraordinary Ability category. While the O-1 does not automatically guarantee EB-1 approval, it definitely helped us accumulate evidence and hone our argument for why she deserved classification as an extraordinary Coach. Most importantly, we were able to provide Coach Bennacer proper guidance when she was approached by a star pupil in 2008. This tennis star proved extremely providential because she came along just as we had started the paperwork for the EB filing. She drew a wild card at the Grand Slam events in Roland Garros and Wimbledon and got to the 3rd round at the French Open and the 4th round at Wimbledon. Her ranking climbed to the top #20 and our case was made.