An outstanding professor or researcher must be recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic area. Similar to the EA petition, the EB1 OPR petition does not require filing for PERM Labor. However, the employer must offer “permanent” employment to the prospective employee (or the beneficiary) as a professor or researcher.
- The beneficiary must be recognized internationally in a specific field.
- The beneficiary should have at least three years of relevant teaching or research experience.
- The beneficiary should seek to enter the United States for a tenured position (or tenure-track position) within a university or institution of higher education to teach in the academic area; for a comparable position with a university or institution of higher education to conduct research in the area, or for a comparable position to conduct research in the area with a department, division, or institute of a private employer, if the department, division, or institute employs at least three persons full time in research activities and has achieved documented accomplishments in an academic field.
How We Can Help You
- The Murthy Law Firm provides assistance and advice in determining whether the applicant satisfies the eligibility criteria for the OPR category.
- The Murthy Law Firm provides assistance in developing a winning strategy and preparing a petition that best fits a specific set of each individual client’s professional achievements and background.