Given the shortage of highly trained STEM professionals in the United States, one might assume that the path to immigration for scientists would be simple. However, even for the best and the brightest, immigration can be a confusing process filled with challenges.
This website contains information on qualifying in the higher preference categories, EB-1 and EB-2. It also addresses the multitude of tangential issues that arise before, during, and after the permanent residence process. This includes issues related to maintaining a nonimmigrant status, issues relating to J-1 visas – and J-1 waivers, as well as seeking permanent residence through the PERM process.
We work closely with individuals to prepare a petition that clearly reflects how their achievements meet the EB-1 and/or EB-2 regulatory standards. The end result is the filing of an EB-1 and/or EB-2 petition with substantial documentation. We also counsel individuals on filing more than one petition, and on the advantages and disadvantages of concurrent filing of the I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, and the I-485, Application to Register as a Permanent Resident.