If you are a researcher with an advanced degree, there are two ways to apply under the employment-based category without a job offer. There also is one category that requires an offer of permanent full-time employment but is processed considerably faster than ordinary labor certifications.
Extraordinary ability (no job offer necessary)
Outstanding Researcher or Professor (job offer required)
National Interest Waiver (no job offer necessary)
Although the standards to apply for permanent residency without a job offer are high, they may not be as difficult to satisfy as it appears at first. Over the past several years, this office has successfully processed hundreds of extraordinary ability and national interest waiver petitions with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in different regional offices throughout the United States.
We utilize our extensive experience in presenting scientific evidence and processing these petitions to present the best possible case to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
There are two major stages in the process of applying for permanent residency. At the first stage, a petition is filed at one of the USCIS service centers that has jurisdiction over your residence. Either at the same time as filing the petition or once the petition is approved, we file your application for adjustment of status to permanent residency at the regional service center for your area.