In this episode, I discuss what tech companies should know about sponsoring an employee or prospective employee for an EB-1B green card for outstanding professors and researchers.
The EB-1B green card is used less frequently in the startup world than other employment-based green cards, but it offers a great opportunity for agtech, biotech, and pharma companies to attract researchers from academia or elsewhere or retain them.
EB-1 green cards—or employment-based first preference green cards—offer much shorter wait times than the EB-2 or EB-3 green card for individuals from China and India. More EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-1C green cards become available toward the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, since any unused employment-based green cards in other categories roll over to the EB-1 category.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- The benefits of the EB-1B green card for tech employers and employees
- Why employers should use immigration as an employee benefit
- Requirements for employers looking to sponsor an individual for an EB-1B green card
- What it takes to present a strong petition for an EB-1B green card
- Factors to consider when deciding whether to use consular processing, adjustment of status, sequential or concurrent filing
- What to expect in terms of processing times
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Immigration Law for Tech Startups
Alcorn Immigration Law’s page on employment-based green cards
Alcorn Immigration Law’s blog post on “How Does the Visa Bulletin Work?”
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