- Outstanding Professors & Reseachers
criteria must be met to establish to the United States Citizenship
& Immigration Services (USCIS) that an applicant qualifies for
a green card as an outstanding professor or researcher.
or researcher qualifies for a green card in this category if:
he is recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic
II. he has
at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in the
academic area; and,
III. he seeks
to enter the United States:
- for a
tenured position (or tenure-track position) within a university
or institution of higher education to teach in the academic
- for a comparable
position with a university or institution of higher education
to conduct research in the area, or
- for a comparable
position to conduct research in the area with a department,
division, or institute of a private employer, if the department,
division, or institute employs at least 3 persons full-time
in research activities and has achieved documented accomplishments
in an academic field.
that an applicant is a professor or researcher that is recognized
internationally at least two of the following categories must be
- Proof of
receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement
in the academic field.
of membership in associations in the academic field, which require
outstanding achievements of their members.
material in professional publications written by others about
work in the academic field. Such material shall include the title,
date, and author of the material, and any necessary translation.
of participation on a panel, or individually, as the judge of
the work of others in the same, or an allied, academic field.
of original scientific or scholarly research contributions to
the academic field.
of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals
with international circulation) in the academic field.
researcher category is focused more on the applicant, and less on
the job being offered to the applicant in the United States. The
main advantage of this category is that the applicant need not obtain
a labor certification in order to qualify for a green card as an
outstanding professor or researcher.
If you would
like to explore your specific green card options please send a request
to us at:
12865 Point Del Mar, Suite 190
Del Mar, CA 92014, USA
Tel. (858) 481-5211
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