Types of Permanent Residency

NYU files permanent resident (also known as “Green Card”) petitions for individuals holding full-time permanent academic appointments only. We file employment-based petitions in the EB-1B category only when EB-2 is not possible.

EB-1B: Outstanding Professor and Researcher

To qualify for permanent residence as an outstanding professor and researcher, a foreign national must fulfill certain criteria.

EB-2: Member of the Professions Holding an Advanced Degree 


Also known as a Special Handling Labor Certification or PERM

I-140 (Immigrant Petition)


Processing times vary widely on adjudication of I-140s though it is possible to premium process an I-140; additional fees apply. Premium Processing grants a decision within 15 calendar days of USCIS receipt.

Adjustment of Status/Consular Processing 

Employment and Travel while I-485 is Pending