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Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB-1B)

Permanent Residency through Outstanding Professors and Researchers
The second subcategory of EB-1 priority workers is outstanding professors and researchers who are internationally recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Basic Requirements

  • Be internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific academic field;
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in teaching and/or research in that field; and
  • Enter the U.S. in a tenure or tenure-track teaching or comparable research position at university or other institution of higher education, or in a comparable research position with a private employer under certain circumstances.

The outstanding professor or researcher must satisfy at least two of the following criteria:

(1) Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement;

(2) Membership in associations that require outstanding achievements;

(3) Published material about you in major publications;

(4) Participation as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied field;

(5) Original scientific or scholarly research contributions to your field; or

(6) Authorship of scholarly books or articles in scholarly journals with
international circulation in your field.

Application Procedures
No labor certification application is required. However, unlike EB-1 worker of extraordinary ability, the outstanding professor or researcher cannot petition for himself or herself, the employer must file the petition. If the professor or researcher changes employers, then a new petition must be filed by the new employer.

For the past decade, our firm has successfully represented hundreds of Outstanding Professors and Researchers cases throughout the United States. In order to assure the success of your case, we strictly follow the following three-step application procedures:

Case Evaluation
We usually provide you with a brief evaluation over the phone to determine if your qualification generally fits this category. If we believe your qualification meets the basic requirements of EB-1B, we will e-mail you an Evaluation Packet for you to complete. Your case will be presented at our firm’s Evaluation Meeting for assessment. Our attorney will then call you to go through the details of the evaluation and assess the probability of approval of your case.

Preparing Application
(1)You shall provide our firm with information and copies of documentation
according to our Information List.

(2) We will help you draft testimonial letters supporting the contention that you are
outstanding professor or researcher in your field;

(3) We prepare petition forms and most importantly the petition letter that contains detailed legal analysis of your case to convince USCIS that you are qualified for permanent residency through Outstanding Professors and Researchers.

(4) We send the entire case to you and your employer for your review and signature.

Filing Application
(1)We will file your petition with USCIS office having jurisdiction over your case.

(2) Upon approval of your EB-1 petition, we will help you to obtain permanent residence through either adjustment of status inside the U.S. or consular processing overseas.

(3) We will assist you in making decisions whether to file your petition concurrently with your adjustment of status application.





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