EB-1(b) for Outstanding Professors & Researchers
The EB-1(b) green card category is for aliens of international recognition for the outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.
No permanent labor certification is required although a qualified job offer, setting out the title, terms and conditions of employment, from the sponsoring employer is required.
Qualifications for Outstanding Professor or Researcher standard:
To qualify for the EB-1(b), you must:
- Hold a tenure-track teaching position within a university or institution of higher education; and
- Has three years of experience in teaching or research in the academic area.
In addition, you must also satisfy at least two of the following criteria:
- Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement
- Membership in an association which requires outstanding achievement
- Published material in professional publications written by others about your work
- Evidence of your participation as a judge of the work of others
- Evidence of original scientific research
- Authorship of scholarly books or articles in the field.
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