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Green card awarded

This is my way to express my sincere gratitude to the Team of GreenCardforPhD.

The Team provided me with all the support I needed from the start to completion of the application.

I had only four strong references: three from previous PhD instructors/mentors, and one from a Professor of The Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. The latter cited one of the journal articles I authored. My strength pertained to the fact that my PhD research was on behalf of NASA. It resolved a long-standing (more than 30 years) and very controversial issue.

I made sure I fulfill the minimum requirements, and I just had to follow strictly the instructions and templates offered by the Team.

The application package included the I-140, the I-785, and the I-485 at once. Within three months, my I-140 for EB2-NIW was approved, and I received the Employment card less than two weeks later. The I-485 however had taken more time than expected, due to two RFEs:

(1) one error I made when filling out the judiciary part of the application: this caused my case to be transferred from Nebraska to Baltimore (I leave 40 miles from that field center) for a direct interview. After that interview, the case was transferred to Texas for, according to the notice sent to me, a faster processing. The time wasted (about 8 months) could have been avoided if I used the service of an Immigration Lawyer, but they charge too much for my pocket!

(2) the expiration of my medical examination: this expires after one year, and had to be renewed

Once I complied with that second RFE, I received the I-485 notice of approval six weeks later. The actual GC arrived within two weeks.

The whole process lasted nearly 2 years, but could’ve been less than a year if I did not make the above mentioned mistake.

The golden rule is PATIENCE  PATIENCE PATIENCE, and NO PANIC!

TEAM GREENCARDFORPHD, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I OWE YOU BIG. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO YOU.

Regards,

David Voglozin, PhD.

One Response to Green card awarded

  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan says:

    Hi David,

    Thank you for you message and details of your case. It’s a great pleasure for us to know that what we do works and makes people’s lives better. It’s the moments like that that motivate me to help people in their efforts to settle here. Wish you good luck in the U.S.!

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