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Outstanding Researchers/Professors (EB-1 OR)


Attorney Fee

Filing Fee $475
Case Evaluation $0



$75/half hour

Who May Qualify:

If you are an "outstanding professor or researcher", who

  1. Is recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic area, and
  2. Has at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in the academic area, and
  3. Enter  the United States--
  • For a tenured or tenure-tracked position within a university or institution of higher education to teach in the academic area, or
  • 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 3 persons full-time in research activities and has achieved documented accomplishments in an academic field.

Employer Sponsored Petition:

Unlike EB-1 EA, the employer must file the EB-1 OR petition for an outstanding professor or researcher.

No labor certification is needed for an EB-1 OR petition.

Required Evidence:

Evidence that the professor or researcher is recognized as outstanding in the academic field must include documentation of at least two of the following:

  1. Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement;
  2. Membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievements;
  3. Published material in professional publications written by others about the alien's work in the academic field;
  4. Participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field;
  5. Original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field;
  6. Authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field.


  1. No need for labor certification;
  2. Can be applied abroad;
  3. Spouse and children under 21 obtain immigration benefit as derivative;
  4. Qualified applicant can apply EB-1 EA concurrently with other categories of employment-based immigration petitions, such as EB-1 OR, EB-2/NIW, or Labor Certification.

Reasons to Choose Our Services:

  • Free and accurate evaluation of your case;
  • Fast response to your questions;
  • Professional consultations of the possible courses of actions that fit your situation;
  • Step-by-step assistance in your collection of evidence;
  • Careful examination and correction of the supporting letters and translations;
  • Discover the uniqueness of your cases and tailor our legal brief  accordingly;
  • Assemble and package your entire application to cater the adjudicator's taste;
  • No hidden fees other than stated on this page;
  • Free consultations on any other related  immigration issues while the case pending with the USCIS;
  • Follow the development of the case until its approval.

Petition Preparation:

The application is a close corroboration process between Client the applicant and Attorney as  your representative. We welcome your feed backs on our work. We give each individual case unique treatment. While we attempt our best to  understand the nature of your work, you have the duty -and for your great benefit- to educate the lay persons like us the field of your endeavor, so that we can put on your best case in front of the adjudicator.  Our legal service is build on the confidence and trust of the viewer like you.  We believe in honest, open, and free communications.  We promise high quality legal service. 

In our office, we handle the EB-1 OR case in the following steps:

  1. Client sends resume for free case evaluation by the attorney;
  2. Attorney responds in 24 hours with honest and accurate assessment of your case; (1 day)
  3. Client signs the legal contract and pay the first half of the Attorney's fee; (1-3 days)
  4. Attorney sends Client the list of supporting documents and a sample of recommendation letter; (1-3 days)
  5. Attorney reviews and revises the recommendation letters; (3-5 days turn around for each letter);
  6. Client collects all recommendation letters; (2-3 months)
  7. Client, at the same time, collects  all  other specific types of evidence that fit his/her situation under the direction of the Attorney; (2-3 months)
  8. Client prepares  three copies of every piece of evidence gathered, then mail two sets to our office and keep one set as client's record; (3-5 days)
  9. Attorney starts to draft the legal brief of your case immediately after all required supporting evidence arrive at our office. Clients can expect email communications from our office as we work along and may request some more specific information regarding Client's work or the field of your work; (2 weeks)
  10. Client reviews and gives feedbacks on the final draft of the Attorney's legal brief; (1 week)
  11. Attorney prepares the Exhibits of the supporting evidence, and assembles all documents into one package; (1 week)
  12. Attorney send the application to the proper immigration service centers with correct application fees attached, and mail Client a copy of Form I-797 receipt; (2 weeks)
  13. Attorney and Client wait  for the adjudication and the case status can be checked on USCIS website.  (typically 6 to 12 months, depending upon the Service Center. Check the USCIS website for monthly-updated processing table.)


If you may qualify for EB-1and/or EB-2 NIW,  email or fax your resume/CV and receive free case evaluation within 24 hours.


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