EB1B Visa Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the EB1B Visa

EB1B Visa Guide - Everything You Need to Know About the EB1B Visa

 

The EB1B visa is a powerful option for foreign professors and researchers to work as a professor or researcher for a US university or a private employer. With an EB1B visa, you can get a green card for yourself, your spouse, and your unmarried children under 21 years old.

 

In this guide, I’m going to discuss what you need to know about the EB1B visa.

 

If you have any questions about the EB1B visa, email me at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. You can reach me at any time via email.

 

Overview:

 

1. What is the EB1B Visa?

 

2. What are the Benefits of an EB1B Visa?

 

3. What are the EB1B Visa Requirements?

 

4. What Documents are Needed to Apply for an EB1B Visa?

 

5. What is the Process of Getting an EB1B Visa?

 

6. How Does USCIS Decide Whether You Are Outstanding in Your Field?

 

7. Conclusion

 

1. What is the EB1B Visa?

 

The EB1B visa is an immigrant visa classification for outstanding professors and researchers. To qualify for an EB1B visa, you must show that you are internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific academic area. In addition, you must show that you have at least 3 years of experience in teaching and/or research in your academic field. Also, you must show that you will be working as a professor or researcher for a US university or institute of higher education, or that you will work as a researcher for a private employer.

 

The EB1B is an immigrant classification, so it allows you to get a green card for yourself, your spouse, and your children under 21 years old. The EB1B petition must be filed by your prospective US employer. The US employer is the petitioner and you are the beneficiary.

 

A unique advantage of the EB1B visa is that it does not require a labor certification. A labor certification is issued by the US Department of Labor and can be time consuming and tedious. Your US employer can skip this process and directly offer you a job through the EB1B visa.

 

Summary:

 

  • The EB1B visa is an immigrant visa for outstanding professors and researchers.

 

  • With an EB1B visa, you can get a green card for yourself, your spouse, and your children.

 

  • This visa does not require an approved labor certification.

 

2. What are the Benefits of an EB1B Visa?

 

i. Immigrant Visa

 

  • The EB1B visa is an immigrant visa classification which means that it qualifies for a green card.

 

  • With a green card, you can travel in and out of the United States.

 

  • Your spouse and children are also eligible for green cards, work authorization, and the ability to go to school in the United States.

 

ii. No Labor Certification Required

 

Multiple employment based immigrant visas require the US employer to get an approved labor certification. A labor certification is  issued by the US Department of Labor and certifies that the employer made attempts at hiring a qualified US worker and was unable to do so. The labor certification process is time consuming, tedious, and it often discourages US employers from sponsoring foreign workers for a green card.

 

The EB1B visa does not require a labor certification. Instead, a US employer can just hire the foreign worker through a job offer.

 

iii. Lower Standard than EB1A Extraordinary Ability

 

The EB1B visa requires you to be internationally regarding as outstanding in your field. While this is a high standard to meet, it is a lesser standard than the EB1A visa which requires a showing of extraordinary ability.

 

This means that for the right candidate, it is easier to get approved for an EB1B visa than an EB1A visa.

 

3. What are the EB1B Visa Requirements?

 

To qualify for an EB1B visa, there are 3 main requirements:

 

  • You must be internationally recognized as being outstanding in an academic field

 

  • You must have at least 3 years of experience teaching and/or doing research in your academic field

 

  • You must have a US job offer to work in a teaching position or as a researcher.

 

i. You must be internationally recognized as being outstanding in an academic field

 

To qualify for an EB1B visa, you must prove that you are internationally recognized as being outstanding in your academic field.

 

To prove that you are internationally recognized as outstanding, you must satisfy at least 2 of the following 6 evidentiary criteria:

 

  • You have received major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement in your academic field

 

  • You are a member of associations within your academic field which require outstanding achievement to be a member

 

  • There is published material written by others, in professional publications, about your work in the academic field

 

  • You have participated, as an individual or on a panel, as a judge of the work of others in your academic field or in an allied academic field

 

  • You have original scientific or scholarly research contributions in your field

 

  • You have authored scholarly books or articles in scholarly journals in your academic field

 

Special Note: If one of the criteria listed above does not readily apply to the evidence you intend to submit, you may submit comparable evidence to show your eligibility for an EB1B visa.

 

Additional Information on Major Prizes and Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Your Field

 

  • The award does not have to be an international award, but it should not be a local or regional award. It should at least be a nationally recognized award.

 

  • Awards received while you are a student will typically not qualify unless the award was outstanding compared to the awards typically granted in academia.

 

Additional Information on Published Material Written by Others, in Professional Publications, About Your Work in the Academic Field

 

  • What is written should be about your work and should demonstrate that you are internationally recognized as outstanding in your field.

 

  • To determine whether the published material is about your work, USCIS will analyze the length and the content of the material. If your work is barely mentioned, it is likely that this will not qualify.

 

ii. You must have at least 3 years of experience teaching and/or doing research in your academic field

 

To qualify for an EB1B visa, you must have at least 3 years of experience teaching and/or doing research in your academic field.

 

If you are relying on time spent teaching while you were working on your advanced degree, then you must show that you earned the degree and that you had full responsibility for the class that was taught.

 

If you are relying on time spent conducting research while you were working on your advanced degree, then you must show that you earned the degree and that the research conduced toward your degree was recognized within your academic field as outstanding [Code of Federal Regulations Section 204.5].

 

iii. You must have a US job offer to work in a teaching position or as a researcher.

 

To qualify for an EB1B visa, you must have a US job offer to work in either a teaching position or as a permanent researcher.

 

More specifically, you must have a job offer to work in a teaching position or as a permanent researcher, within your academic field, for a US university or institution for higher learning. Alternatively, you must have a job offer to work as a permanent researcher, within your academic field, for a private employer.

 

To simplify this requirement, I've broken it down into 3 separate options.

 

There are 3 ways to satisfy this requirement:

 

a. A job offer from a university or institute of higher education as a teacher

 

In this scenario, the position must be a tenured or a tenure-track position. To determine whether the position is a tenured or tenure-track position, USCIS will analyze whether you have a reasonable expectation of long-term employment with the university. Positions as an adjunct professor or as a temporary professor will not qualify.

 

b. A job offer from a university or institute of higher education as a researcher

 

Here, the position must be to conduct research in your academic field. In addition, the research position must be permanent. A permanent position is one that is for an indefinite or unlimited duration and where as the employee, you would have an expectation of continued employment absent good cause for termination [Code of Federal Regulations Section 204.5].

 

c. A job offer from a private employer as a researcher

 

  • In this scenario, the position must be to conduct research in your academic field with a department, division, or institute of a private employer.

 

  • The position must be permanent (as defined above).

 

  • The department, division, or institute of the private employer that will be employing you must already employ at least 3 other people as full time researchers.

 

  • The department, division, or institute of the private employer must have achieved documented accomplishments in the academic field.

 

4. What Documents are Needed to Apply for an EB1B Visa?

 

The documents you submit with your EB1B petition are highly important to getting your petition approved. The specific documents you should include will depend on your particular achievements, qualifications, and credentials.

 

With that disclaimer, here’s a list of some of the documents you should expect to include:

 

i. Awards

 

If you have awards for outstanding achievement in your field, you should include them as evidence of your recognition as being outstanding in your field.

 

You should include that actual award, evidence about the significance of the award, and information regarding the criteria by which people are selected to receive the award.

 

ii. Evidence of Membership in Associations

 

If you are a member of an association within your field, you should include an ID card or letter from the association demonstrating your membership.

 

You should also include a letter from the association showing the criteria for being selected as a member.

 

iii. Letter From Former Employer

 

This letter should explain that you have the required work experience as a researcher or teacher. The letter should explain your job duties. It should be on official letterhead and signed by an authorized representative of the employer.

 

iv. Job Offer From US Employer

 

The job offer from your US employer must be in writing. Oral offers of employment will not qualify.

 

v. Letters of Endorsement 

 

One of the most valuable components in an EB1B visa petition are letters of endorsement from experts in your field. These letters can help to explain your impact and significance in your field.

 

Letters of endorsement should be backed up with concrete evidence. In addition, these letters should ideally be from people you are not closely acquainted with.

 

vi. Copy of passport

 

vii. Resume

5. What is the Process of Getting an EB1B Visa?

 

Here’s a simplified breakdown of the EB1B visa process:

 

Step 1. Hire an immigration lawyer

 

Your immigration lawyer will first determine whether or not EB1B is the best option for you. Assuming it is, your immigration lawyer will analyze your credentials and prepare a detailed list of documents for you to provide them.

 

Step 2. Filing Form I-140

 

The Form I-140 is the initial form that you must file with USCIS. This form is also called the Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Your immigration lawyer will file this form on your behalf and include all of the supporting documents such as your awards and letters of endorsement.

 

Step 3. Adjustment of Status or Visa Processing

 

There are 2 options for step 3: 1. Adjustment of status or 2. visa processing.

 

An adjustment of status is available to people who are lawfully present in the United States in some non-immigrant status. The adjustment of status quite literally means adjusting from a non-immigrant status to immigrant status. In order to do this, your immigration lawyer will file a Form I-485 on your behalf. Once approved, you become a lawful permanent resident. The entire adjustment of status process takes place in the United States.

 

Visa processing is the process of apply for a visa at a foreign consulate abroad. In order to do this, you file a DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application with the US consulate (usually of your home country). You will then schedule a visa interview. Upon completion of the interview, if successful, you will be issued an EB1B visa.

 

6. How Does USCIS Decide Whether You Are Outstanding in Your Field?

 

USCIS takes a 2-step approach when deciding whether You Are Internationally Recognized as Outstanding in Your Field:

 

  • Step 1: Evidentiary Threshold

 

  • Step 2: Final Merits Determination

 

Step 1: Evidentiary Threshold

 

During this step, USCIS is determining whether you actually have sufficient evidence to satisfy at least 2 of the 6 evidentiary criteria listed above (awards, membership in associations, etc.). The quality and the caliber of the evidence is not the primary focus of this step. If you do not satisfy at least 2 of the criteria, your petition will be denied.

 

Step 2: Final Merits Determination

 

During this step, USCIS is critically analyzing the totality of the evidence submitted to see whether you have are at a level to be considered outstanding in your field. At this stage is where the quality and caliber of your evidence is primarily assessed.

 

Even if you satisfy 2 of the 6 evidentiary criteria, you still might not pass the final merits determination if the evidence you submit is not strong enough.

 

7. Conclusion

 

You should now have a much better understanding of the EB1B visa. As you can see, this is a great option for researchers and professors to obtain a green card and to continue to work as researchers/professors in the United States.

 

Your chances of approval for this visa are very closely tied to the evidence you submit and the way your case is prepared and explained. It is very important to work with an immigration lawyer throughout this process.

 

If you have any questions, or if you need help getting your EB1B visa, email me at Michael@AshooriLaw.com. I’m the founding attorney at Ashoori Law and I would be happy to help you.

 

Resources:

 

 

  • Business Immigration: Law and Practice, 2ND ED Volume 2 Chapter 3: The Immigrant Visa Petition
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02:15 02 May 20
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03:17 24 Apr 20
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17:42 10 Apr 20
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13:56 09 Apr 20
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14:27 18 Mar 20
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13:26 12 Mar 20
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emma Daniels
02:18 06 Mar 20
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James Corcoran
14:38 05 Mar 20
I posting this for my wife in China VPN not workingI am so impressed by Mr. Michael Ashoori and will not hesitate to recommend him to you as one of the best immigration attorneys!!!For my case, I had an urgent timeline to apply for a re-entry... permit. To make it more complicated, I had multiple international travel plans during the application period. I reached out to quite a few attorneys for assistances. They either turned me down directly due to the time constrain or did not reply at all. On the contrary, Michael assured the feasibility of such an application during the first teleconference. Just as what he told me, all worked out perfectly under his coordination.To me, the following sets Mr. Michael Ashoori and his team apart from most of his peers:1) He is not only knowledge of the immigration laws and regulations but also highly familiar of the immigration authorities’ operation details. This is extremely critical to an urgent case since every step matters.2) He has the right AI system setup to monitor the daily workflows and handle the repetition workloads. Therefore, his team can focus on the key variables and client interactions efficiently.3) His fee is very reasonable and competitive.4) He cares about his clients as a friend. That is precious in a business world.You are in good hands if you pick Mr. Michael Ashoori and his team!read more
Humayun Tariq
08:09 05 Mar 20
I applied for the re- entry permit with Micheal Ashoori. I can say without a doubt, Micheal is the most helpful lawyer I have found there. What I love about Micheal is that he is really accessible to anyone, unlike other lawyers. He is always... available for a consultation call and clears out the queries patiently. He gives the best advice suited to the situation which has really helped me out with my planning.When I decided to apply for my re- entry permit with Micheal, he assisted me throughout the process. I just had to mail him the signed copy of the application and rest was handled by him and his team.Also, his team members, specifically Lahaina Araneta, are a joy to work with. They have been very responsive on e-mail even if it is late at night.Micheal, along with his team members, is very polite and never rushes an answer.I would definitely recommend everyone to work with Micheal if they need legal assistance in delicate matters such as immigration. He is the best you can get out there in terms of being responsible, responsive and accessible.read more
Sriram Akella
06:07 27 Feb 20
Worked with Micheal for applying reentry permits for my wife and myself. He prepared all the paper work and was ready so that we could file the day we landed in US. Very Friendly and answered all my questions with patience.Would definitely... recommend him for any immigration related work.read more
bardia bahrami
00:02 26 Feb 20
He was awesome, everything was straight forward with Michael and his team. I received my re-entry permit 6 weeks after submitting my request .
Tom Tam
17:43 22 Feb 20
This lawyer was awesome and helped my family with our own immigration case! 10/10 would recommend!
Remo Barducci
07:56 14 Feb 20
From the very first call where we were taken through the process right through to completion, all the interaction with Ashoori has been of the highest level . The advice we were given , how we were steered through the whole process and the brilliant... communication was simply faultless . Even though we are based in Australia on the other side of the world , time zones were no issue . Anyone planning on using Ashoori law, we recommend them very highlyread more
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Michael Ashoori, Esq.

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped hundreds of people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

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