Foreigners with international recognition in outstanding achievements in a particular academic field may apply for a EB1 Green Card- Outstanding Professors and Researchers.
You may be eligible for lawful permanent residency (i.e. get a Green Card) through employment in the United States if you have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area and entering the United States pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university
or other institution of higher education.
You may bring your spouse and kids along. Processing time may vary on case basis.
Your employer must file a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker.
If you are currently in the United States, and eligible, you may file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to apply for a Green Card without leaving the country.
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