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Pending I-140 travel on F1 or Advanced parole

Question:  I got my OPT 17 months extension in May 2013, and last month I applied for I-140 (NIW).  I’m planning to visit my country in near future, so I think it would be better to have H1 rather than  F1-OPT. I have following questions:
Q1: during the processing time of I-140, can I apply for H1 (academic by the University)?
Yes you can apply for a H1B, since the visa holder can posses immigration intent. However, you may not be able to extend an F1 or apply for a J1.
Q2: After obtaining H1 if I140 is still not… Continue reading

F1 applying for greencard under EB2 NIW

Question:

I am interested in applying for green card under NIW EB2 category. I recently defended my PhD and I have applied for an OPT, it will be valid from  May 2012. Currently I am on F1 working as a research assistant. These days I am searching for postdoc opportunities.

I went through the GreenCardForPhd eBook, so I am very confident to apply for the green card. As I am still on F1 status, how about the possibility of making my case successful. Please advise me. Do you have heard of similar successful cases?

Answer:

It is possible to successfully apply for… Continue reading

If I drop out of Phd program, can I still apply for a Green Card?

Question:

I am on F1 visa enrolled in a PhD program from Fall 2008.I have to enroll only thesis credit hours (10 credit hrs. remained only).  I do not have any classes to attend now

I have completed 65 cr. hours out of 75 cr. hours

Presently I am working on OPT from last 6 Months. My h1 b file this month

I am trying to finish my PhD in a next one year. But not sure.

If I can’t finish my PhD study due to some complex research problem

1. Can I file for (me & my family)   EB2-NIW… Continue reading