EB-1(2): outstanding professors and researchers

Applicants under this subsection must demonstrate outstanding international reputation in an academic field. This can be shown by major prizes or awards, published material about the alien’s work, published books or articles by the alien, and so forth. The applicant must have at least three years of teaching and/or research experience in the academic field.

This subcategory requires a job offer and it must be in the form of a tenure track teaching position or a comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education. The employer must file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.