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Assistant Profesor

Dear Sir, 

I did my PhD from India and currently working in academic area part time.  I am at USA  on L2 ( dependent of L1). I tried hard to get an permanent job but due to visa type and no GC  facing lots of challenges. 

Can you please guide , even though I did my PhD from India , am i eligible to apply in self applying EB1 category?



3 Responses to Assistant Profesor

  • GCforPhD says:

    If you have the credentials that satisfy USCIS EB1a criteria (3 EB1a uscis requirements and small percent of top people in the work area with sustained interest), you can certainly self-petition. USCIS does not stipulate the need for a PhD degree or where the degree should be from for EB1a. However most PhDs, during the course of their work would have acquired the right credentials. We suggest you look at the EB1a page and see if you satisfy the criteria. You can also try our example petition packets if you decide to apply on your own. We can help evaluate your resume if you can send us more details.

  • Olajumoke Olayiwola says:

    i would like to know if I am eligible for the EB1A visa. I have a PhD in Analtytical/Environmental Chemistry form a foreign school. I want to know if I can send my CV to kow if I can apply.

    • Tigran Kalaydzhyan says:

      Hello Olajumoke,

      You can send the CV to my colleagues at greencardforphd (at)
      Meanwhile, you can have a look at the free e-book with common questions,

      If you hold the title of Assistant Professor, then there is a good chance you may qualify for this category, however, more information is needed to say something certain.

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