Applicants seeking an EB-1B Green Card must demonstrate that they have received international recognition for outstanding achievements in an academic field. They must also have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research, and must be seeking a green card to pursue a tenured or comparable research position.

Applicants can demonstrate that their research or teaching achievements in their field are outstanding by providing documentation meeting at least 2 of the following 6 criteria:

  1. Awards: Receipt of awards for outstanding achievement.
  2. Memberships: Membership in associations which require outstanding achievements.
  3. Published Articles Written by Others About Their Work: Published material in professional publications written by others about their work.
  4. Peer Review Activities: Participation as a judge evaluating the work of others.
  5. Original Contributions: Original scientific, scholarly, or artistic contributions.
  6. Published Scholarly Articles Written by You: Evidence of authorship of scholarly books/articles in distinguished journals.

Advantages of Applying for an EB-1B Green Card

Less Strict Eligibility Criteria: The EB-1B Green Card eligibility requirements only require you to present compelling documentation satisfying 2 of the 6 “outstanding” criteria.

No need for PERM Labor CertificationUnlike most other Employment-Based Green Card categories, applicants do not need to go through the PERM Labor Certification process to show a shortage of U.S. workers in the labor market.


Employer Sponsorship

An EB-1B Green Card application must be filed by a U.S. employer unlike the EB-1A Green Card and NIW Green Card categories, which permit an applicant to file his/her own Green Card application without employer sponsorship.  You cannot file your own EB-1B Green Card application independently.

Contact Donald Gross Law for a free 30-minute consultation to start the application process for your EB-1B green card.