As set forth under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990 and its implementing regulations, a foreign national being sponsored by an employer for classification as an outstanding professor or researcher must provide:
Evidence of at least two of the following to show international recognition in the academic field:
a) Receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement;
b) Membership in associations requiring outstanding achievements of their members;
c) Published material in professional publications written by others about the alien's work;
d) Participation, either individually or on a panel, as the judge of the work of others in the same or an allied academic field;
e) Original scientific or scholarly research contributions to the academic field;
f) Authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation).
In addition, the following must be provided:
Please contact us for additional information on the criteria for U.S. visas for outstanding professors and researchers and how an immigration attorney can help you with the process.
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