eB-1(B) Outstanding Professors and Researchers

EB-1(b) Outstanding Professors/Researchers

I. Eligibility

  • A U.S. employer, including a university institution of higher learning or private employer, may petition for a professor or researcher who is internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific academic area to work in a tenured or tenure-track position or a comparable position to conduct research.

II. Evidence

  • The petitioner must submit evidence to demonstrate that the beneficiary professor or researcher (beneficiary) is recognized internationally as outstanding in the academic field specified in the petition.
  • Academic field means “a body of specialized knowledge offered for study at an accredited U.S. university or institution of higher education.”
  • In addition, the petitioner must submit evidence of an offer from a qualifying prospective employer of tenured or tenure-track employment (for professors) or permanent employment (which can also include tenured or tenure track positions) in the case of research positions.
  • Finally, the petitioner must provide evidence that the beneficiary has had at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in the academic field in which the beneficiary will be engaged.

III. Criteria (beneficiary must meet a least 2 of these 6 criterion)

  • Criterion 1: Receipt of major prizes for awards for outstanding achievement in the academic field.
  • Criterion 2: Membership in associations in the academic field that require outstanding achievements of their members.
  • Criterion 3: Published material in professional publications written by others about the beneficiary’s work in the academic field.
  • Criterion 4: The beneficiary’s participation, wither individually or on a panel, as the judge  of the work of others in the same or an allied academic field.
  • Criterion 5: The beneficiary’s original scientific or scholarly research contributions to the academic field.
  • Criterion 6: The beneficiary’s authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the academic field.

How can Croce & Associates assist me in preparing and filing for lawful permanent residence under this immigrant visa classification?

  • Review the applicant’s CV (resume).
  • Assistant in demonstrating the above criteria.
  • Suggest modifications to the CV content to meet the criteria.
  • Prepare and implement a strategy for gathering the needed supporting evidence.
  • Complete the required immigration forms.
  • Prepare a comprehensive list of supporting documents.
  • Prepare a memorandum of law applying the supporting evidence to each of the qualifying criteria.
  • File the petition with USCIS.
  • Respond to any requests for additional evidence.

Where do most Alien of Extraordinary Ability candidates fail?

  • Lack of detail and necessary depth in the CV to be filed with USCIS.
  • Failure to provide the appropriate type and depth of supporting documents.
  • Failure to prepare a comprehensive strategy for gathering and presenting the EB-1 application and supporting evidence to USCIS.
  • Incorrect or incomplete preparation of the forms.
  • Lack of an organized logical list of exhibits.
  • Inability to explain how the applicant’s experience and ability meet each one of the above-cited criteria.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney to review your eligibility for the EB-1B Outstanding Professors and Researchers category email us a info@crocelegal.com or call our office at 786-200-3088.

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EB-1(b) Outstanding Professors/Researchers

Michelangelo Croce

Michelangelo grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in Criminology and Spanish.

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