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Do I need to do a PostDoc to apply for a green crad?

Published Jul 8,2016 By GCforPhD

Questions:

I am PhD student and is graduating this fall. I am interested in applying for green card. I will be teaching as a full time faculty for spring semester (only one semester). I wonder if I need to work as a postdoc to get approval for the green card?

 
Thank you,
 
Answer:
 
You do not need to be postdoc in order to apply for the green card. However just having a PhD does not mean a guaranteed success. USCIS expect that you satisfy either the eb1a or niw requirements for the green card. Please look at our website for more details in the niw or eb1a self petition process. You can also look at our example petition packets that will help you guide through the application process. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. You can also email us a detailed resume so that we can suggest which category is more appropriate for you.
 
 
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Margharita Ben
Margharita Ben
7 years ago

First off, thanks for posting this very valuable information!! I’m so glad I came across this blog. I’m currently on a E-2 treaty with same employer for 5.5 years. Prior to that, I had multiple TN visas, but had to change status so husband can work as well. When I asked the immigration attorney last year whether or not I qualified for status adjustment, she didn’t feel I did and we decided that would be safer to stay on the E-2 treaty. I’m considering starting a PhD and decided to weigh my options again. Any advice as far as programs that would help me qualify more than others? The doctorate degree I’m interested in an EdD in Leadership and Innovation. Thanks in advance for any tips or advice.

Tigran Kalaydzhyan
Tigran Kalaydzhyan
7 years ago
Reply to  Margharita Ben

Dear Margharita,

Speaking of the self-petitioning, simply having a PhD degree does not guarantee a success in obtaining the permanent residency. You should be able to show that you are either at the very top of your field and your achievements were recognized by the community for a certain period of time (EB1A) or your work is in the area of substantial intrinsic merit and important to the national interests of the United States (EB2-NIW). Please familiarize yourself with the criteria for these two categories in order to estimate your chances:

http://www.greencardforphd.com/eb1a/extraordinary-ability-eb1a-and-uscis-criteria
http://www.greencardforphd.com/eb2niw/eb2-national-interest-wavier-niw

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