This classification is open for individuals that are recognized nationally
or internationally as outstanding in a specific field. The USCIS regulations state that a petition for an outstanding
researcher or professor must be accompanied by evidence that the professor or researcher is recognized internationally as
outstanding in the academic field; he or she is coming to the U.S. to accept a tenure track or permanent position; and he
or she has at least three years of experience in an academic field.
This category requires an offer of employment.
If a petitioning employer is not a university or college, but a private institution/corporation, the employer must be able
to show that it employs at least three other full-time researchers, and that it has achieved accomplishments in an academic