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

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Self Petitioning



(I)Can I have sample documents i.e., self petition submitted by a PHD student (Chemical Engineering).I have purchased a packet form you that is a sample of a working person with PHD. I want a student case

(2) Can you write a recommendation letter for a student who is completing PHD in May, 2017

Please advise



Do I need to do a PostDoc to apply for a green crad?


I am PhD student and is graduating this fall. I am interested in applying for green card. I will be teaching as a full time faculty for spring semester (only one semester). I wonder if I need to work as a postdoc to get approval for the green card?

Thank you,
You do not need to be postdoc in order to apply for the green card. However just having a PhD does not mean a guaranteed success. USCIS expect that you satisfy either the eb1a or niw requirements for the green card. Please… Continue reading

Assistant Profesor

Dear Sir, 

I did my PhD from India and currently working in academic area part time.  I am at USA  on L2 ( dependent of L1). I tried hard to get an permanent job but due to visa type and no GC  facing lots of challenges. 

Can you please guide , even though I did my PhD from India , am i eligible to apply in self applying EB1 category?