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EB1 Outstanding Researcher Green Card

EB1-OR Green Card Details

The EB1-OR green card is for outstanding professors and researchers (a Ph.D. is not a requirement). An EB1-OR petition may be filed simultaneously with another green card application. One petition may be approved faster than the other and can offer additional protection if one petition is denied while another is approved.

In order to qualify for the EB1-OR, the applicant must:

  • Be internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific academic field;
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in teaching and/or research in that field; and
  • Enter the US in a tenure or tenure-track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education, or in a comparable research position with a private employer under certain circumstances.

For whom is an EB1-OR Green Card appropriate?

Outstanding professors and researchers who have at least three years experience in teaching or research in their field and received international recognition for their work and their immediate family members.

What are the requirements for obtaining an EB1-OR Green Card?

Outstanding professors and researchers are recognized internationally for their outstanding academic achievements in a particular field. In addition, an outstanding professor or researcher must have at least three years experience in teaching or research in that academic area, and enter the US. in a tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education. If the employer is a private company rather than a university or educational institution, the department, division, or institute of the private employer must employ at least three persons full time in research activities and have achieved documented accomplishments in an academic field.

Does The Messersmith Law Firm handle these types of cases?

Yes, we take all types of immigration cases and represent clients worldwide. Here is a short sample of our recently approved petitions.

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