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Published Jul 25,2018 By Subhash

Hi, I am a post-doc at UM with 5 years of experience. I have done my PhD from US. I have 4 peer reviewed publications; 2 first author and 2 second with 26 over all citation. The impact factor rages from 2.5 to 5.1.  I have more than 15 national and international presentations. I have won one award in regional (state level) presentation. I also have peer reviewed about 25 articles for different journals. I am wondering what is the chance of my EB-1A and NIW in the light of new rules applicable from Sep 2018.

 

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Tigran Kalaydzhyan
Tigran Kalaydzhyan
5 years ago

Hi Subhash,

Thank you for the question. Before answering, let me ask you first, what rules effective Sep 2018 do you have in mind?

subhash
subhash
5 years ago

I am talking about the rule of rejecting VISA without giving RFE which will be applicable from Sep 2018.

Tigran Kalaydzhyan
Tigran Kalaydzhyan
5 years ago
Reply to  subhash

I see. We will know the consequences of the new policy only after it will be enforced. So far, we see increasing difficulty in obtaining EB1A, even for strong cases. So, unless you were born in India or China, it would make sense to proceed with the EB2-NIW route, especially taking into account your citation count. Please be aware that the EB1A priority dates will be retrograded starting from August for all countries. Speaking from the previous years’ experience for India and China priority dates, we hope that the dates for EB1A will become current in October (this is not guaranteed, of course). Please feel free to ask further questions in this thread.

subhash
subhash
5 years ago

I was born in India. I know my citations are really low and that seems big hurdle at this moment. I do have few publications in ques but that will take some time to come and even more time to get citations. Please let me know if there is any way I can compensate for my low number of citations.

Tigran Kalaydzhyan
Tigran Kalaydzhyan
5 years ago
Reply to  subhash

Normally, we would suggest to explain that the low number of citations is due to the small size of the community and emphasize additional objective evidence (such as wide use of your results by other groups, their critical dependence on your research and so on). However, it seems, you are now in an unfortunate situation, because NIW is virtually unavailable for you (as an Indian national) and EB1A is being denied left and right (I saw even a case with 1000+ citations being rejected recently). It probably makes sense to find a lawyer and monitor the situation, until the EB1A becomes more available to obtain.

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