EB-1 – Outstanding Professors and Researchers
This employment-based, first-preference visa status (greed card) is intended for international professors and researchers who are considered to be outstanding in their respective fields. To be considered for this preference category, applicants must meet all three of the following conditions: 1) be internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific field of academia; 2) have already dedicated a minimum of three years of research or teaching in that specific field; and 3) have already been offered a tenure-track or tenured position or a comparable position as researcher in that field.
Applicants for this EB-1 visa status will not need to first obtain labor certification (PERM). In addition, applicants from most countries (with the exception of China and India) will be allowed to go ahead and file their applications and petitions without having to wait for a numerical availability—this is not expected to change for most countries either.
Under the derivative status of the EB-1 visa status, the spouse and any children of the primary beneficiary may obtain a green card that will allow them to accompany the primary beneficiary into the United States. Children must be under the age of 21 and not currently married to be eligible.
The Austin immigration attorneys at the William Jang, PLLC, charge the following in attorneys fees for a typical case that is filed in the United States with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)(please read the disclaimer on this page), in addition to the filing fees that are charged by the USCIS at present:
- $7,000 in attorney’s fees (covers the principal beneficiary and any immediate family)
- $700 to pay the filing fee the USCIS charges for the main petition
- $1,225 for every additional person ($750 for anyone under 14 years of age)
At the William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys have experience with the filing process for the EB-1 visa status; we are fully prepared to help you ensure your application is as complete as possible and turned in by its applicable deadline. To speak with one of our Austin immigration attorneys about the particulars of your situation, please call our Austin offices at today.