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EB-1: Outstanding Professors and Researchers

Employment Based Immigration: First Preference Visa (EB-1)

To be considered for an Employment Based First Preference (EB-1) visa, you have to meet specific requirements for three different categories:

This page covers outstanding professors and researchers.

Qualifications:

To qualify for the Outstanding Professors and Researchers category, you want to meet the following requirements:

  • 3+ years teaching/experience in your field of expertise
  • Be internationally recognized for your academic work
  • Have a job offer in a university level tenure track teaching position or comparative higher education level research position

Documentation:

You need to have evidence of a job offer from your potential employer in the United States --AS WELL AS-- two or more (2+) of the following evidence:

  • Awards or recognition of outstanding achievement in your field
  • Membership in academic associations that only accept professors and researchers that have made outstanding contributions in their field
  • Your published work – original scholarly or scientific contributions to your field
  • Any articles or books you co-authored that were published in international academic journals
  • Writings that other academics have published about your work in journals or other professional publications
  • Proof that you have been a judge, or part of a judging panel, to assess the work of others in your field or a related field

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