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Eligibility for EB1A green card application


I am VIjay,

I am planning to file my I140 in EB1A category. Following are my credentials:

PhD in (Microbiology) from India

Published 2 first author articles and 2 co author publications ; citations 223 total; Got one travel award to attend the ASM conference in USA

PostDoc: 1st from Baylor College of Medicine

Research : Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Melanoma 

papers published:   Mole Endocrinology (First author) 2015 , Oncogene(2nd Author) 2015

                                    2 Cancer Research (2012, 2014) co author, 82 ( 80+2) citations total

                                    2 PNAS (2013, 2014) Co author; Co author  citations 42 (38+ 3 ) citations total

Reviewer service: Judged for 6 journals with impact factors:  1-3

                                 Academic Editor for one journal

My specific question is Am i eligible to apply in EB1A category?

My research backgrounds are different, PhD thesis is on industrial microbiology and postdoctoral experience is in Cancer biology.  Do i need to present both of them or Should I concentrate on one. 

Thank you it will be great if you can give me some suggestions in this regard.





One Response to Eligibility for EB1A green card application

  • GCforPhD says:

    Dear Vijay

    There is a good possibility you will have success in the EB1a category. You satisfy at least three criteria (2, 3 and 4 ) of USCIS EB1A requirements. In addition, you will have to show that you are one of the top researchers in the field. Since you have several citations, you should be able to claim sustained interest by research community in your work.

    When you apply you can mention your work area as biology with applications to industry and cancer research.

    Best wishes

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