Green Cards for Scientific Researchers—How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

Tuesday, December 7
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Brian Getson S21

Brian H. Getson
Getson & Schatz, P.C.

Interested in getting a permanent Green Card to work in the United States? Generally, a foreign national seeking permanent residence through employment must be sponsored by his or her employer, who must complete the PERM Labor Certification process before sponsoring the foreign national for an immigrant visa.

From start to finish, the PERM process can take six months or longer. However, there are numerous routes to an employment-based permanent residence that do not require PERM Labor Certification, thereby allowing foreign nationals and their employers to avoid this complicated process while also potentially significantly reducing wait time to obtain employment-based permanent residence.

This presentation will cover and compare the criteria for EB-1A classification for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, EB-1B classification for foreign nationals who are outstanding researchers and professors, and the National Interest Waiver (“NIW”) Category.

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About Brian H. Getson

Brian H. Getson leads the Firm’s nationwide immigration practice and has extensive experience in representing both individuals and corporations in a wide variety of complex immigration matters. Among his clients are hospitals, universities, advertising agencies, doctors, research scientists, and engineering firms throughout the United States. After graduating cum laude from Duke University, Getson attended The University of Pennsylvania Law School. Upon receiving his law degree in 1995, he joined the Firm and concentrated his practice on immigration law. He has lectured to other immigration lawyers at continuing legal education courses, and has been selected multiple times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Getson is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Getson has also authored media articles and books on immigration. Click here to read his article published in Region’s Business titled “Hiring Foreign Nationals Good for US Businesses”.


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