Persons of "extraordinary ability," "outstanding researchers or professors" or people on “national interest” may apply for permanent resident status through the EB-1 program without applying for a labor certification from the Department of Labor, which can take years to obtain. Extraordinary ability applicants do not need to be sponsored by an employer. However, outstanding researchers must have an employment offer. "National Interest" applicants do not need sponsorship.
Extraordinary ability. This classification is available to a person who is one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of his/her field in the sciences, arts, or business.
Outstanding researchers and professors. This classification is for researchers or professors who are recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific field and have at least three years of pertinent experience. The sponsoring employer must have at least three other full-time researchers and have achieved documented accomplishments in the field.
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