Blog for Postdocs / Phds, National Interest Waiver, Extraordinary Ability

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NIW for educators


 I recently graduated with a PhD in math an US university. I am currently on STEM-OPT which is about to expire. 

As most people in your website I am thinking about self-petitioning without an employer or the help of a lawyer. 

My goal is to present myself as a top educator since not only I have outstanding evaluations from my students but I have also been awarded an education award for exceptional teaching skills. The problem is that I only have one publication (my dissertation) and I don’t know many people other than my professional circle who can… Continue reading

I am a PhD in H4 status and would like to apply in EB1A


I have recently completed PhD in Physics from university of Exeter, UK. I have joined my husband who lives in bay area and I currently hold an H4 visa. Although there are lot of job opportunities but I am not eligible to work due to my work status.

During my PhD, I have worked on optical study of Ge2Sb2Te5 material using a modelocked lasers. My paper got accepted in Nature Scientific Reports and my work was able to make two INVITED talks in Material research Conference (MRS) along with several other contributions to Physics society. I have also… Continue reading

Can I apply for a green card in EB1A?



I have already applied successfully in EB2 NIW using your packet. Can you suggest if I can apply in EB1A. Below are my credentials.


-Undergrad (B. Tech. Biotechnology) from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
-MS (Natural Resources – Wildlife Conservation and Management), University of Arizona
-PhD Candidate (Natural Resources – Wildlife Conservation and Management), University of Arizona
-1 year work experience in India, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.
-Research on non-invasive and forensic genetics for wildlife conservation, with focus on wild cats (tigers, leopards, mountain lions, bobcats) and their conservation.
-Member of 5… Continue reading