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About EB-1-B petitions

People who are residents of other countries and have high levels of achievements may file an EB-1-B petition in order to work at educational or research facilities in Florida and the rest of the United States. Unlike other types of worker immigrant visa petitions, EB-1-B petitions are not subject to review by the United States Labor Department. They are also not affected by factors such as the job market, the hiring of American workers or salary matters.

EB-1-B is earmarked for outstanding researchers and professors. Those who receive EB-1-B visas are considered to be exceptional on an international scale because of their significant achievements.

Those applying for the EB-1-B visas are not permitted to petition themselves. Only the prospective employer is allowed to sponsor the petitions. In order for petitions to be approved, the applicant must be permanently employed or have a tenure track position at either a university or in a research section of a private business. There is also a work requirement that has to be satisfied before the petition can be submitted. People are required to have worked in their academic field for at least three years after they received their degree.

Applicants are required to prove that they satisfy at least two of six criteria in order to be considered an outstanding researcher or professor. Some of the criteria include receiving major recognition in the form of awards or prizes for their outstanding achievements in their academic fields and being a member of organizations that are in their academic field and that require their members to have substantial achievements.

This is an interesting type of visa, and like the rest of immigration law, it is unclear what its future might be. Prospective employers may want to learn more about this topic by meeting with an experienced attorney.

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