What is the EB-1B?
The EB-1B is an employment-based immigrant petition for outstanding professors and researchers. When a U.S. employer sponsors a foreign-born employee’s EB-1B, they put them on track to permanent residency. Most U.S. companies can offer their employees the EB-1B green card, but private companies must employ at least three full-time researchers before they can sponsor EB-1B petitions.
Attract and retain top talent
Immigration sponsorship is a valuable benefit you can offer international talent. Set yourself apart from the competition and retain your best talent with the EB-1B.
Skip the PERM process
Save months by skipping the PERM, a lengthy process of testing the labor market for qualified U.S. workers typically required for other employment-based green cards.
No more work visas
The EB-1B is the visa to end all visas. With an approved EB-1B, a candidate is one step closer to obtaining a green card. As your employees become green card holders, visa expenses are eliminated.
“I had a great experience working with Legalpad for my EB-1 application. Legalpad provided clear guidance on what letters and documentation to obtain. They pulled up my patents and after in-depth research found the right way of presenting them. The thing that impressed me most was that they understood my career achievements very well after just a one-hour zoom chat – which are very technical in the field of computer science. After that chat, I felt I was in good hands!”
Which candidates qualify for the EB-1B green card?
The EB-1B green card is for outstanding professors and researchers who satisfy three requirements.
- Candidates must have three years of teaching or research experience;
- Candidates must have a U.S. job offer to teach or work in a predominantly research role;
- Candidates must meet at least two of the following EB-1B criteria:
- Evidence of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement
- Evidence of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement
- Evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the candidate’s work in the academic field
- Evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field
- Evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field
- Evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field
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