EB1 Green Card- Outstanding Professors and Researchers

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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.

Application Process:

  • 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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DURATION

LIfelong Month(s)

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CITIZENSHIP

60 Month(s)

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FEES

Variable

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P. RESIDENCY

2 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for the EB1 Green Card- Outstanding Professors and Researchers

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field
  • You must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area
  • You must be entering or have entered the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education
  • You need a job offer from an employer in US
  • You should be of good conduct
  • You should be in good health

Document Requirements for the EB1 Green Card- Outstanding Professors and Researchers

18 Document Required

  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status if you are currently in United states
  • Copy of the Form I-797, Approval or Receipt Notice, for the Form I-140 filed on your behalf (unless you are filing your Form I-485 together with the Form I-140)
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Copy of your government-issued identity document with photograph
  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Copy of your passport page with nonimmigrant visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of your passport page with admission or parole stamp (issued by a U.S. immigration officer) (if applicable)
  • Copy of Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, or copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) admission or parole stamp on the travel document (if applicable)
  • Proof that you have continuously maintained a lawful status since arriving in the U.S. (or that you are exempt under INA 245(k)
  • Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (only if your Form I-140 petition was filed by a relative who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or by a for-profit entity if 5% or more of the ownership interest is held by a relative who is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident)
  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (you may submit this form together with Form I-485 or later, such as by mail when we request it or in person at your interview, if any)
  • Certified police and court records of all criminal charges, arrests, or convictions regardless of final disposition (if applicable)
  • Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (if applicable)
  • Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal (if applicable
  • Documentation of past or present J-1 or J-2 nonimmigrant status (if applicable), including proof of compliance with or a waiver of the 2-year foreign residence requirement under INA 212(e)
  • Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i) (if applicable)
  • Form I-485 Supplement J, to confirm that the job offered to you in Form I-140 remains a bona fide job offer that you intend to accept once your Form I-485 is approved.
  • Note: Certain forms, including Form I-485, have a filing fee. You must submit the correct filing fee for each form, unless you are exempt or eligible for a fee waiver. Please see USCIS’ Filing Fees and Fee Schedule for more information

Talent Migration data for United States

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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