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The evidentiary requirements for Researcher immigration and Professor immigration are as follows:
Unlike aliens in the extraordinary ability subcategory, aliens in the EB-1B outstanding professor or researcher subcategory must have a job offer. However, as with all first preference employment petitions, no labor certification is required.
International Recognition for Researcher immigration and Professor immigration
An alien demonstrates that their work has been recognized as outstanding in the international arena by presenting evidence similar to that required to show extraordinary ability. Two of the following types of evidence are required:
There, of course, are types of evidence that are more useful than others. A book published by a vanity press will not be given much weight, nor will mentions of the alien’s work without evaluation. Strong evidence includes peer-reviewed publications and participation as a peer-reviewer. As always, one of the strongest types of evidence is the submission of letters from academic peers.
Also, the alien must submit letters from past employers documenting at least three years of teaching or research experience.
Qualifying Employment Offer
Along with the petition, the potential employer must submit a letter outlining the employment offer. The letter must include the basic terms of employment, including the salary offered. More difficult is describing the position. If the position offered is a tenured position, or a tenure-track position, then it is simple. However, few research positions are tenured. Qualifying research positions, therefore, can include positions that do not have a fixed duration but are the sort of position in which the alien can expect permanent employment.