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NIW

Postdoctoral researcher trying to decide EB2-NIW or EB1A.

Question:

 

 I am a post-doctoral research associate at University of Washington, Seattle. I have a few questions regarding the green card applications.
 
1) Do I qualify for a EB1-A application. I am attaching my resume in this email. If I qualify, how long would it take.
 
2) If I apply under NIW, how long would it take to get I140 and how long would it take to get I485 approved in my case (an Indian citizen)
 
3) I am currently in academics. Can I find a job in industry after I-140 approval?  Would it jeopardize… Continue reading

Do I need a waiver to apply for EB2 NIW I-140?

Question:

 

I read with interest your online book but my situation was not addressed.

 

I have a J1 visa with a two years home restriction. I know I must have a waiver from my home government to apply for change of status. Do I require the waiver to apply for the EB2?

 

Thank you

 

 

Answer:

 

You do not need a wavier to apply for I-140 petition. You can apply this any time on almost on any visa.
However as you mentioned you need a wavier to apply for a change of status… 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