The EB1B green card is for outstanding professors and researchers (a Ph.D. is not a requirement). An EB1B petition may be filed simultaneously with another green card application. One petition may be approved faster than the other and can offer additional protection if one petition is denied while another is approved.
In order to qualify for the EB1B, the applicant must:
- Be internationally recognized as outstanding in a specific academic field;
- Have a minimum of three years of experience in teaching and/or research in that field; and
- Enter the US in a tenure or tenure-track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education, or in a comparable research position with a private employer under certain circumstances.