• Beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim and must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability
  • Must either have obtained a major, internationally-recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize, or evidence of at least three of the following:
    • Documentation of receipt of lesser nationally (not necessarily U.S.) or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor;
    • Documentation of membership in associations in the field of endeavor which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their fields;
    • Published material in professional or major trade publication or in the major media about the alien and relating to the alien's work in the field of endeavor;
    • Evidence of participation as a judge (individually or as a part of a panel) of the work of others in the alien's field;
    • Evidence of scientific, scholarly, or business related contributions of major significance in the field of endeavor;
    • Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional journals or other major media;
    • Evidence of performance in a critical or essential capacity for organizations or establishments with distinguished reputations;​
    • Evidence of having commanded a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services in relation to others; 


  • 受益人必须证明其非凡的能力享有国家或国际的声誉,并且能在美国继续短暂地在非凡能力的领域中工作​
  • 特殊才能人才可经由通过下列标准或者获得一次重大成就或奖励 (比如诺贝尔奖) 來证明符合资格:
    • 国际或国内的较小奖的证据
    • 加入特殊成就才能的会员的证据
    • 专业或主要刊物媒体报章报导其或其成就的证据
    • 个人或与他人共同参与评审工作的证据
    • 在科学、学术或商业领域內得到创新的成就或贡献的证据
    • 在专业刊物或主要媒体撰写学术性文章的证据
    • 在有声望的组织中担任领导或主要的角色的证据
    • 在该专业领域中有超越他人的高薪高酬的证据​