Types of Permanent Residency

Employment-based permanent residency is contingent upon an offer of indefinite full-time employment therefore, NYU files permanent resident (colloquially known as the “green card”) petitions for individuals holding full-time permanent academic appointments only. We file employment-based petitions in the Employment-Based First Preference, Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB-1B), category only when the Employment-Based Second Preference, Advanced Degree (EB-2), is not possible.

EB-1B: Outstanding Professors and Researchers

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