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EB-1B Green Card for Outstanding Researchers

How Difficult Is It to Get an EB1 Visa for Research?

How hard is it to get an EB1 for a researcher working in a small startup?

An eb1 visa for research is very difficult to win because the standard is so high, but is definitely possible with the right documentation and legal help. EB1 visas for research are reserved for the most able and accomplished in their respective fields. These visas are attractive because the labor certification (a time consuming, expensive) process is not required and priority dates are usually current, as compared to the EB2 and EB3 visa categories.

There are three EB1 sub-categories with varying requirements. The Outstanding Researcher sub-category requires the applicant, among other things, to have been internationally recognized in his or her field. In addition, if the employer is a private organization, then it has to show at least three other full-time researchers, and that it has achieved accomplishments in an academic field.


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EB-1A Visa Masterclass:

By Priya Alagiri, ESQ. Founder, The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm

Friday, February 10, 2023, 12 PM, PST on ZOOM

Join me for Part 2 of my EB-1A “Extraordinary Ability” Visa Masterclass! I will discuss the second step of the two-step analysis that USCIS conducts prior to approving an EB-1A application, called the “final merits determination.”