The majority of foreign nationals studying in the United States will require an F-1 student visa. For individuals with bachelor's degrees or higher degrees, employment in a "specialty occupation" via an H-1B visa is an option. Academics with advanced degrees who are struggling with the visa backlogs associated with PERM-based employer sponsorship, or who are looking for the freedom of filing as a self-petitioner, may explore options for filing under classifications for individuals with extraordinary abilities in business, science, arts, education, or athletics, for outstanding researchers or professors, or for work in the national interest.
We welcome you to read more about these immigration options. Questions? Contact an immigration attorney at Sivaraman Immigration Law to request a consultation.