What is the EB1B visa?
EB-1B, outstanding research or professor, provides aliens who are internationally recognized as exceptional in a particular scientific or scholarly field.
EB1B Eligibility Criteria
There is an explanation of the EB1B criteria;
Outstanding professors and researchers;
- You need to demonstrate international recognition of outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.
- You must have at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in a specific academic area.
- You must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or a comparable research position at a university, an institution of higher education, or a private employer.
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How to demonstrate extraordinary ability for EB1B criteria?
You must include at least two of the 6 listed criteria below (or comparable evidence if any of the criteria do not readily apply):
- Applicants need to provide evidence of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement.
- Applicants need to provide evidence of membership in associations that require outstanding achievement.
- Applicants need to provide evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the noncitizen’s work in the academic field.
- Applicants need to provide evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field.
- Applicants need to provide evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field.
- Applicants need to provide evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field.
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EB1B Application Process and materials
- Your U.S. employer needs to file a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. In addition, your employer needs to demonstrate the ability to pay the wage as of the priority date.
- Your employer needs to demonstrate the ability to pay your wages such as an annual report, federal income tax return, or audited financial statement.
Family of EB-1 Visa Holders
- If your I-140 petition is approved, your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 both are may be eligible to apply for E-14 or E-15 immigrant status.