EB-1B OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER/PROFESSOR
Allows those internationally recognized as outstanding in a scholarly field to immigrate
Unlike self-petitioned EB-1A cases, EB-1B cases require an employer and is limited to scientific and scholarly fields. However, the bar of "outstanding" is lower than that of "exceptional".
KEY POINTS TO ESTABLISH
- Internationally Recognized as Outstanding
- 3+ Years of Teaching and/or Researching
- Permanent Job Offer for Research/Teaching at a University-Equivalent Institution
(1) To establish that the applicant is internationally recognized as outstanding, they must satisfy at least two of the following:
- Receive major prizes or awards
- Memberships that require outstanding achievements
- Published material about the applicant in professional journals written by others
- Judged the work of others in field
- Original scientific or scholarly contributions
- Author of articles in professional journals or books that circulate in internatoinal media
(2) 3 years of experience may include experience during the pursuit of a completed advanced degree.
- For research, the researched field must be "outstanding"
- For teaching, the applicant must have been completely responsible for the class and the subject is considered an "outstanding" field
(3) If the permanent job offer comes from a private employer, the employer in question must also have 3 other full-time researchers. Documentation supporting their accomplishments within the field must also be submitted.
If you want to learn more or want to take the next step, here is our EB-1B process, checklist, and fees.