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EB-1B Visa

EB-1B Visa | Outstanding Professors & Researchers

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What is an EB-1B Visa?

An EB-1B visa is an immigrant-track entry credential that is reserved for professors, scientists and researchers who have demonstrated “outstanding” achievement in their specific fields. These individuals are often senior members of the faculty at their current institutions and may have received multiple awards and accolades for their achievements over the years. They may also have made key scientific discoveries or developed new methods or measurements for existing processes. It should be noted that U.S. Customs and Immigration Services does not hold EB-1B visa applicants to the same standards as EB-1A visa applicants.

Benefits/Uses

Due to the relatively low number of EB-1B visa applicants, the application process for qualified individuals can be straightforward. Additionally, these visas do not require employers or applicants to prove that there are no qualified U.S. workers to fill the applicant’s desired employment position in the United States. U.S. Customs and Immigration Services also does not maintain formal quotas for its EB-1B visa program. Like all immigrant-track visas, the EB-1B visa provides its holders with the chance to apply for citizenship. For additional information on the benefits of the EB-1B visa, schedule an appointment with an EB-1B visa lawyer at the Gutierrez Law Firm.

Requirements/Qualifications

Those who wish to apply for an EB-1B visa must demonstrate that they have “outstanding” abilities or achievements in their fields. Applicants must provide evidence of at least two of the following:

  • National or international achievement awards
  • Public recognition for service or achievements
  • Published work in a relevant scientific journal or publication
  • Evidence of above-average compensation
  • Evidence of groundbreaking or significant research work

In addition, EB-1B visa applicants must be able to furnish an offer of employment from a U.S.-based institution. If the institution is a research or teaching university, the position must be rated as “tenure-track.” If the institution is a private company, it must furnish proof that it engages in significant research activities and employs several other staff researchers. In most cases, an applicant must have at least three years of work or research experience in his or her field. Request a consultation with an EB-1B visa lawyer to learn more about the requirements for this credential.

Limitations/Drawbacks

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services holds EB-1B visa applicants to relatively high standards. Those who cannot furnish the requisite proof may face delayed or denied applications. Of course, there are other credentials for which denied applicants can apply. However, the application process for many other types of immigrant-track visas can take significantly longer.

How We Can Help

The veteran EB-1B visa attorneys at the Gutierrez Law Firm are committed to expediting the approval of each of their clients’ visa applications. We have worked with talented men and women of science from Mexico, China, India, Pakistan and many other countries. Given the stiff burden of proof to which EB-class visa applicants are often held, those who wish to secure such an immigrant-track visa should trust us to fight for their rights and dreams as immigrants.

To begin the visa application process, consult with an EB-1B visa lawyer at 210.225.7114.