Professors, academics and researchers will find a wealth of opportunity within the private and public academic systems of the United States, as well as within corporations, nonprofits and think-tanks. The United States immigration system makes it possible for people with the best minds worldwide to live and work in the United States. This is possible through employment-based immigration.
The EB1 petition makes it possible for an employer to sponsor a foreign national who is an outstanding professor or researcher. The researcher or professor can become a permanent resident, obtain a green card and take advantage of all that this country has to offer. The employer benefits from being able to recruit the very best talent from around the globe so that great minds can come together and make a difference.
All of this is made possible only if you understand the immigration system and take the necessary steps for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to grant the EB1 petition. A Maryland immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman can provide the assistance you need, whether you are an employer, professor or researcher. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and get started: 410-321-4994.
When an employer wishes to make it possible for an outstanding researcher or professor to come live and work permanently in the United States, an EB1 OPR petition is generally the first step. Under this category of employment-based immigration, there is no mandate that the employer obtain Program Electronic Management Review System (PERM) certification.
This simplifies the process greatly for employers, assuming that all requirements are met. However, ample documentation must still be provided to demonstrate that USCIS should allow the immigration to occur.
In order for USCIS to approve an EB1 OPR petition:
The specific requirements for the petition vary depending on the circumstances. For example, private employers must have achieved documented accomplishments within an academic field and must employ at least three full-time researchers in order to sponsor an immigrant with an EB1 OPR petition. A Maryland immigration lawyer will help employers and foreign nationals determine if the requirements are met.
The U.S. immigration system encourages outstanding individuals to take advantage of all the opportunities this country has to offer. Professors and researchers can take advantage of the chance that the EB1 category provides. To have the best chance of the immigration process going smoothly, employers and foreign nationals should trust in a Maryland immigration lawyer to take care of the logistics.
Miranda & Weisman has helped many clients throughout the employment-based immigration process. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn how we can assist you. You can reach us by calling 410-321-4994.