EB-1B Outstanding Researcher or Professor

This category is meant for full-time tenure track faculty or permanent researchers who : (1) can demonstrate international recognition for their outstanding achievements in a particular academic field (2) have at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in that academic area beyond the Ph.D. and (3) are entering the United States (or are currently present in the U.S.) in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or a comparable research position at a university, institution of higher education, or private employer. For more information on additional criteria individuals must meet to qualify, please visit the USCIS Employment-Based Immigration Page.

Checklist for Evaluating Eligibility for Foreign National Employee Status - EB1B (Tenure Track Faculty)

Costs Associated With EB-1B Petition (Approximate)

Please note that in most cases, the employee is responsible for all fees associated with adjustment of status. In the case that the university covers such costs, the expense is treated as an employee benefit and the employee is taxed accordingly.

Requesting Checks 

Addresses to mail checks for I-140, I-485, and I-907 premium processing will vary. Please pay close attention to these links I-140 filing addresses and I-485 filing addresses, and consult a qualified attorney with questions.


I-140: USCIS Processing Time

I-485: USCIS Processing Time