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

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Suitable Category NIW/EB1A

Research Associate

I have a question about working in private Industry. I am an Indian national and got my EB2-NIW I-140 petition approved last year- I will have to wait for many years to file I-485, because the dates are not current for Indian nationals… My current job in a non-profit research organization is not stable and I am planning to apply for reserach jobs in industry as a backup. Can you advice if I can move to Industry? NIW criteria specify that my job has to be of national significance and it is not clear to me if this still… Continue reading


I have Ph.D. with 8 years experience in India and currently working as Associate Professor in University. Am I eligible to apply for Green Card in the USA? What is the suitable category for me to apply for GC? Kindly suggest/advise.


EB2-NIW or EB1A?


I’m hesitating what packet to buy for EB2-NIW or EB1A.
A short description:
I’m a postdoc in Argonne National Lab. Right now I’m a holder of H1b. My field is accelerator physics. Main work sponsor is DOE.
As part of my work we built the most advanced by nowadays device in the field for the most advanced Free Electron Laser in the world (LCLS-II in SLAC). And some other minor devices which are used as high power X-ray laser generators for advanced material researches in the country.
Our group got a patent for technology which was developed. Also I… Continue reading