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Green card for student pursuing PhD in STEM field


I completed my masters in USA under STEM field and now pursuing PhD in computers in Oakland University.How to know whether I am eligible under eb1 or eb2 NIW? I have 3 years of exp in IT field after completing masters. Can you please let me know?




Please see the following resources to answer your question.

  1. Review uscis criteria for NIW or EB1a and see if you satisfy atleast 3 out of ten criteria
  2. See the commonly answers to asked questions 
  3. You can look at example petitions  and examples of approve cases if you feel like pursuing further.
  4. If you are on a F1 visa, you should also be aware of some non-immigrant visa limitations.
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