This type of visa is available for outstanding researchers to qualify as a “priority worker” immigrant visa. An Outstanding Researcher is a person who is recognized as being outstanding in specific academic or applied science fields. The applicant must show at least three years of teaching or research experience in the area for which he seeks classification and must be entering the United States to perform full-time research or teach in the filed of expertise.

The applicant must also submit documentary evidence to establish his/her international acclaim as outlined in the pertinent federal regulations.