EB2-NIW and EB1A green card questions

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I have done Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 and now pursuing my Doctorate from India, already completed 3 years. I am doing Ph.D in Heat transfer area and have 18 years of experience in industry in field of CFD. I already have few appreciation letters and reco letters and few publications with 14 citations. Before purchasing you DIY, I would like to get fairly similar petition so that I can take advantage to create one for myself. Pl. let me know whether it would be beneficial to apply for EB2 NIW at this stage.

NIW Package


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I bought your EB1A & NIW Petition Packet in 2014, but I never applied for a green card. I plan to apply this year for EB2-NIW and I wonder do I need to buy a new packet again, or I can use the old one.
Thank you.

I-485 for EB1A

My cousin had multiple H1bs and has a valid O1 work permit. She adjusted status to O1 from H1b.
She now got her I-140 approved for EB1A.

However USCIS had approved her H1b for 8 years. The last approval was given for 8 years by USCIS without request for recapture. However with the recapture days considered she has stayed below 6 years in the US on his H1b.

Will this affect the I-485 process. Also should she explicitly bring out this point in the application?