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EB-1: Outstanding Professors and Researchers

You may be able to qualify for U.S. Permanent Residency based on the EB-1 category for "Outstanding Professors and Researchers": if you are a professor who is being offered a tenured or tenure-track position, by a university or other institution of higher education, as a teacher or in a permanent position as a researcher in your academic field; or if you are a researcher being offered a permanent research position in your academic field by a qualifying private employer.

 

The key advantage of this category is that you are not required to go through the Labor Certification (PERM) process. You do, however, require a qualifying U.S. employer to file a petition on your behalf. To qualify for this position, you must meet the following three qualifications.

FIRST, you must possess at least 2 of the following criteria:

  • receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement in the academic field;
  • membership in associations in the academic field, which require outstanding achievements of their members;
  • published material in professional publications written by others about your work in the academic field;
  • participation on a panel, or individually, as the judge of the work of others in the same or an allied academic field;
  • original scientific or scholarly research contributions to the academic field; or
  • authorship of scholarly books or articles, in scholarly journals with international circulation, in the academic field.

SECOND, you must have at least 3 years of experience in teaching and/or research in the academic field.

THIRD:

  • If you will be employed by a university or other institution of higher education, you must be offered a tenured or tenure-track position as a teacher or in a permanent position as a researcher in the academic field.
  • If you will be employed by a private employer, you must be offered a permanent research position in the academic field, and the employer must employ at least 3 full-time researchers and have achieved documented accomplishments in the field.

Search for H1B Visa Employers

You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for H1B Visa employers.

"FMG Friendly" Employers

Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

Use this form to search for "FMG Friendly" employers in a given state.

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