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EB1 EA for an entrepreneur with a PhD

Published Mar 7,2015 By VS

Thanks for providing detailed help on these website. I have two questions. First, let me give some background as mine is slightly different.

I finished my PhD in Computer Engineering from a top 10 school in the US and towards the end of my PhD started a company that commercializes my dissertation research. As part of the startup, I wrote a research proposal  as sole principal investigator that won a SBIR Phase I grant from NSF of $150K. I also raised other funding from state government and private sources of another $200K.  Can the NSF grant be considered as a nationally recognized award?  I have 1 US issued patent and 3 US patent applications pending. I have 14 publications, out of which 6 published at top venues in my field and have over 110 citations according to Google Scholar.

I am on OPT and haven’t changed my visa status from F1 yet.  My lawyer said I better apply for O1 before applying for EB1 EA. My questions are as follow:

1. Have you heard of successful cases in which the candidate got green card through EB1 EA while on OPT (F1- visa)?

2. Based on your experience, how strong will my application for EB1 EA, assuming I can get 6 to 10 strong letters from mentors and outside experts?

 

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