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How many publications do I need for EB1A or EB2-NIW

Published May 20,2010 By GCforPhD

Question:

Hi,
I had a look at your websites, and it sounds a new and interesting thing to me. I have a simple question which clears many things for me. How many journal papers (e.g. in IEEE transactions) do I need to publish, to build a strong case for EB1A or EB-NIW?

Answer:
There is no fixed number that one can suggest. Some one may have a top notch publication which every one in the field considers it as best. If such a publication received several awards, magazine reviews etc then just one or two related may be good enough. There are people who have applied with just as few as 3 or so publications. Also there are applicants with nearly 50. All were successful.

Question:

I know it depends on which journals, and paper reviews, and other things as well. But let’s put the major emphasis on publication, and let’s say for example IEEE Journals (or any other examples you can give me). I want to know should I invest on this route, or it’s really for very competitive special people, like winners of national Olympiads, or nation-wide awards. I have couple of journals and can publish a couple of more. But I am highly uncertain with 4 5 good journal papers I would be eligible (since there are so many post docs publishing so many papers, but I never see any of them choosing this route). At the end, most PhD graduates have 3 4 journals, anyways !

Thank you very much

Answer:
Awards are only one part of the entire list USCIS mentions. It is not necessary that all applicants have it. We are aware of successful applicants with just few publications 7 or so (conference plus journal). In such cases it depends on how one justifies the NIW or EB1a. It would be useful if you looked at some example petitions to understand how to plan your strategy. You should build an understanding  on what collaborations, what directions of research, what types of publications, which research journals (impact factors etc) and citations etc are important.
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Gerges Azer
Gerges Azer
7 years ago

I have been on H1b visa for 3 years as clinical researcher with 4 published paper and 3 or 4 ongoing under review publication. I am ECFMG certified doctor and I am applying for medical residency.
I have a unique position in my research department working in clinical trials and other retrospective studies.
what is the best option to go through green card process !
Thanks

Tigran Kalaydzhyan
Tigran Kalaydzhyan
7 years ago
Reply to  Gerges Azer

Hi Gerges, the number of publications is not an indicator for the success in filing I-140. Please have a look at the criteria by the links below and feel free to ask further questions. Please keep in mind that medical research has a good chance of being presented as a part of the U.S. national interest.
http://www.greencardforphd.com/eb1a/extraordinary-ability-eb1a-and-uscis-criteria
http://www.greencardforphd.com/eb2niw/eb2-national-interest-wavier-niw

Kumar
Kumar
1 year ago

Hello sir , what is easy and fast way to apply for eb1. its easy inside from usa or outside of usa ? thank you .

BlogSupport
BlogSupport
1 year ago
Reply to  Kumar

There is no fast and easy way to get EB1 green card. Please check our free eBook for more information:
https://www.greencardforphd.com/free-ebook

The longest step of the process is getting I-140 petition approved. This step is done the same way when the petitioner is inside or outside the U.S., so no time difference there. The difference is for the second process, when you would file I-485 form (if you live in the U.S.) of apply for a consular processing (when living outside). We do not have enough data points to drive immediate conclusions, especially because U.S. consulates/embassies in different countries have different waiting times and each person’s situation can be different.

Urekha
Urekha
10 months ago

Hi,
I am planning to start my PhD but before that I want to know what kind of journal/impact factor publications will have more chances of getting EB1 visa. I’m from genetics background.

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BlogSupport
9 months ago
Reply to  Urekha

Hi Urekha,

Your chances of getting EB1 depend on the strength of your I-140 petition. If you have publications in high impact factor journals, it will be easier for you to prove importance of your research to the scientific community. Please have a look at our free eBook for more details:
https://www.greencardforphd.com/free-ebook

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