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EB-1B, Outstanding Professors & Researchers

The EB-1B classification applies to aliens who are internationally recognized for outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.


An EB-1B petition consists of Form I-140, an employment offer letter, and evidence that proves the qualifying applicant meets the criteria requirements. The EB-1B petition has three main requirements as well as an additional two requirements from a selection of six options.


There are three (3) main requirements for an "Outstanding Researcher/Professor", including:


1. International recognition for being outstanding in a particular academic field;


2. The applicant must have at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in his/her academic area; and


3. The applicant must be entering the U.S. in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education (i.e., fulfill a permanent job offer).


At least two (2) of the following requirements must be satisfied:


1. Evidence of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement


2. Evidence of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement


3. Evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the alien’s work in the academic field


4. Evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field


5. Evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field


6. Evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field


Marilyn Labrada Dume

Marilyn Labrada Dumé

Founder & Managing Partner
Marilyn Dume is the founder and managing partner of the firm. Ms. Dume earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1989. Prior to attending Columbia, Ms. Dume attended University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. Ms. Dume is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar.

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