EB-1 Visa Awarded to AH Law Group’s Client: Bulgarian Attorney and Human Rights Activist

Apr 10, 2024 | E2 Visa, Immigration law

Anna Popova is a Bulgarian human rights attorney, advocate and lecturer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. In fact, Ms. Popova is one of her nation’s most recognized and influential human rights lawyers.

It is extremely difficult, however, to successfully petition USCIS for an EB-1 immigrant visa. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act § 203(b)(1)(A), the petitioner must demonstrate that she “has extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics” and that her entry into the U.S. to continue working in the area of her extraordinary ability “will substantially benefit prospectively the United States.”

Attorney Asa Hutchinson III was able to demonstrate Ms. Popova’s extraordinary ability through her documented national and international acclaim, extensive recognition of her achievements, and her work in elite organizations in various countries.

Mr. Hutchinson also satisfied USCIS that his client would benefit the U.S. through her human rights advocacy work with the United Nations and the European Court of Human Rights. With her EB-1 visa, Ms. Popova will be able to conduct her important work in the U.S. and become a lawful permanent resident of the country.