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

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Suitable Category NIW/EB1A

EB1 Eligibility


Thanks for this informative website! I am fairly new to this GC process and learned a lot from this portal. I received a PhD in civil and Envir. Engg this Dec (2017) and I would like to know if I have real shot at obtaining a GC. My details are as follows:

  1. Research is in Application of Remotely sensed observations into a Crop modeling for improved and reliable yield predictions.
  2. Recent PhD degree with 3.9 GPA (2017)
  3. Masters with 3.82 (2012)
  4. Won NASA Post doctoral Fellowship – 2017    Grant of $ 70,000/year
  5. Won NASA Earth and Space Science… Continue reading


Hello, I have a PHD in Pharmacy from a reputed university in US. My OPT extension was denied due to a clerical error on I-20. Now that I have few weeks of grace period left, would applying for NIW now count as being in status ?  Thank you in advance.

Strength of my EB1a/NIW case. Currently on H4 visa.

Hello team, 

 I am writing this to get some clarification about the strength of my case to apply for the green card through EB1A/ EB2-NIW. Here is the detail of my case for your reference.
I did my Ph.D in marketing in 2016 from India and currently I am in USA on H4 visa. I have 6 publications but in all the publications I am the second author. Out of the six publications only 1 is in internationally approved journal. I got one national award for clearing the NET( junior research fellowship) exam and during my Ph.D. I receive monthly… Continue reading