Permanent Residency Through Employment

Our firm regularly prepares and submits applications for an EB-1(b) immigrant visa on behalf of our well-qualified clients.  The USCIS does not automatically grant these petitions so the proper preparation of all the relevant information is crucial. A world-famous and internationally-acclaimed applicant is one thing but most petitioners need the guidance of experienced immigration lawyers. 

Should I Pursue an EB-1(b) Visa?

An EB-1(b) immigrant visa entitles the holder to permanently work and reside in the United States. This is also known as an employment based immigrant visa.

The government refers to the EB-1(b) as one of the five employment-based immigrant visa preferences or categories. There is no labor certification required of the sponsoring employer.

If you are an outstanding professor or researcher, you may qualify for the EB-1(b) immigrant visa which is an employment-based, first-preference visa.

The government issues approximately 140,000 total immigrant visas each year.

Do I need an offer of employment for an EB-1(b) Visa?

Yes, in order to obtain an EB-1B visa you must have an offer of employment in the United States.  Your future employer must also show documented accomplishments and proof that it employs at least 3 full-time researchers. There is no labor certification required.

How do I prove that I am an outstanding professor or researcher?

You have to meet 2 of the 6 listed requirements below:

  • Major prize or award for outstanding achievement;
  • Membership in association that demonstrates outstanding achievement;
  • Subject of professional publications describing applicant’s expertise;
  • Panel participation that judges work of others in the same or related academic discipline;
  • Original research work accepted in field of expertise;
  • Published work of a significant nature with international recognition.

How Do I Apply for an EB-1(b) Visa?

The sponsoring employer in the United States file a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. Your employer must prove that it can pay the offered wages. This is shown by offering either an annual report, a federal income tax return or through an audited financial statement.

Will my family also be granted admission to the United States?

If you obtain an EB-1(b) visa, then your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States with an E-14 or E-15.



  • E-3 Specialty Occupation from Australia
  • H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Nonagricultural Temporary Workers
  • H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee
  • I Representatives of Foreign Media
  • L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
  • L-1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete
  • P-1B Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
  • P-2 Performer under Reciprocal Exchange Program
  • P-3 Artist Culturally Unique Program
  • Q Cultural Exchange
  • R-1 Temporary Religious Workers

IMMIGRANT VISAS: Permanent Residence Via Employment

  • EB-4


  • J-1


  • B-1


  • F-1
  • M-1









Regardless of your immigration concern, you can count on our experience and dedication.

Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine and then pursue your best option.

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