Researchers & Academics




With clients that include accomplished professors, postdoctoral researchers, research scientists, and even researchers requiring Department of Defense, Department of State, or other agency security clearances, Stevenson Silva LLP is well equipped to help those involved in research and higher education to immigrate to the U.S. Our lawyers have represented not only individual educators and scientists, but also institutions of higher learning and government-affiliated research facilities. Furthermore, our immigration practice includes two doctoral degreed lawyers who are highly sensitive to the needs of academics and academic researchers.


Our law firm provides consultation, preparation, and filing services for the following applications and petitions:


Non-Immigrant Visas


  •   H-1B Professionals
  •   O-1A Extraordinary Ability
  •   R-1 Religious Workers


Immigrant Visas


  •   EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers
  •   EB-1 Extraordinary Ability
  •   Special Handling Labor Certification
  •   EB-2 Advanced Degree
  •   EB-2 National Interest Waivers
  •   EB-4 Special Immigrant Religious Workers
  •   PERM Labor Certification


Other Services


  •   J-1 Waivers







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