Phd for green card
This is ——, a Master’s graduate with active H1B. I came across your site while browsing and was quite impressed. My only goal is to secure the GREEN CARD. I tried sponsorship through employer but in the current situation none of the employers I approached are willing to sponsor me a EB2 with Labour certification.
Deep inside my mind I did have a wish to do Ph.D. If pursuing my Ph.D can help me achieve my goal I am more than ready to do that also. Can you please suggest me which area of Ph.D is qualified for NIW. My area of Interest is Computer Science/ Information Technology. Please suggest me if this field is qualified for NIW.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks in Advance,
For NIW or EB1a, there is no particular field necessary. The main criteria is that you need to satisfy uscis requirements in any of the application areas.
In terms of the time it takes to obtain an green card, there would be no difference between employer sponsorship and applying on your own except for the additional labor certification process time in the former case. There are several things you need to consider if you plan to do a phd simply for the case of obtaining a green card. It usually takes 5 yrs of study. You may have to wait all this years or at least long enough to build a good evidence that supports your NIW self-petition. So this will be longer compared to your employer sponsorship.
However, if you intend to do a phd and for this reason not want to be stuck to your employer, then self-petition at a later stage of your phd is a useful approach.
If you wish to know more details on self-petition, you can read the free e-book on our web page.
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