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

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Self Petitioning

Required number of publications

Thank-you so much for this website.

I am also having a question regarding the self-petition process. I did Ph.D in Marketing from India and currently I am in USA on H4 visa. I have only 6 publications and unfortunately in all the publications I am the second author because of the university rule but I have 9 paper presentations also. Out of the publications only 1 is in internationally approved good journal. I got one National award for NET (Junior research fellowship) and during my Ph.D I receive monthly based scholarship which lasted for 5 years. I am also having… Continue reading



(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