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Questions regarding NIW Kit

Published Feb 9,2020 By SABARINATH NEERUKONDA
Dear Sir/Madam
I recently purchased your EB1A and NIW kit and I have some questions regarding the petition that weren’t given in the kit.
1. Membership with professional organizations – Is a simple member confirmation letter from the Director/Executive Director of organization which states that I am currently a member sufficient?
2. Citations – What exhibit evidence do I provide for total citations? Google Scholar profile?
3. Self and non-self citations – What exhibit evidence do I provide for non-self citations? In the evidence, Do I present every article that cited my work
4. Some of the professors from whom I obtained recommendation letters were Directors of professional societies and they stated that I am currently a member of the society in the letter. Can I just cite these statements as evidence?
5. My birth certificate includes both English and native language in Each section. Do I need to get English translation done for this as well?
6. Please provide tips for organization of application. Should I include cover letters for each section? and place forms (I-140, ETA9089) in separate envelopes?
Thank you for your help. The kit is very well designed and helpful
SN Neerukonda
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4 years ago

Hello Sabarinath,

Thank you for purchasing our manuals.

[1] Simple letter may not be sufficient. For instance, for EB1A, you may need
* The section of the association’s constitution or bylaws which discuss the criteria for membership for the beneficiary’s level of membership in the association.
* Information to establish that the individuals who review prospective members’ applications are recognized as national or international experts in their disciplines or fields.
* The section of the association’s constitution or bylaws which discuss the qualifications required of the reviewers on the review panel of the association.
* Documentary evidence which describes the association’s goals, mission, or target membership.

and so on. Please have a look at the RFE manual by the link below:
http://bit.ly/EB1ARFE

[2] Google Scholar profile is fine. If there are a specific search engine for your field, you can provide those result, too.

[3] Some search engines (for, e.g., High-Energy Physics), provide the citation stats with and without self-citations. If the search engine in your particular field does not have such a feature, then you would need to provide a reasonable evidence of the number of self-citations. There is no fixed form for this, so just imagine you would need to present yourself with such evidence, how would you do it? Use the same method in your petition.

[4] You can cite it, however, as mentioned above, this alone may not be sufficient to satisfy USCIS criterion.

[5] You would not need the birth certificate for I-140, but it is required for I-485. It is reasonable to assume that if the document provides all essential information in English, then you would not need to translate the entire document. You can reach to USCIS and ask this question. You can also submit it as it and USCIS will reach out to you with RFE if they need more.

[6] There are some words about the organization of the packet in our manuals. You do not need to put those to two different envelopes. I am not sure about what is meant by the cover letter for each section. You can add a page before each set of evidences with a title on it, e.g., “Exhibit 1. Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Firstname Lastname.” or “2. Filled forms. a) I-140 filed form b) I-907 filled form…”

SABARI
SABARI
4 years ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for your response. I understood now. Is the same true for NIW, regarding the membership with professional societies?

BlogSupport
BlogSupport
4 years ago
Reply to  SABARI

The EB2-NIW requirements regarding memberships are less strict. In other words, while for EB1A the membership should reflect the highest achievable position/status, this is not as relevant for EB2-NIW, because EB2-NIW needs “exceptional” abilities from the candidate, instead of “extraordinary”. Unfortunately, I do not have any USCIS internal instructions to what documentation proves the minimal level of membership to satisfy this criterion. Usually, these criteria are used for the initial assessment (person of “exceptional” ability) before moving to the National Interest requirement, which is more important. You can try to do your best to present as strongest evidence as possible, using the EB1A guidelines, but keeping in mind that it is not necessary. You can also recycle it later if you decide to prepare an EB1A petition.

neeruk
neeruk
4 years ago

Also is it acceptable to have faculty name, position and affiliation at the end of the letter although the letter is on an official letter head? I know the kit says everything has to be stated on the top of the letter clearly

BlogSupport
BlogSupport
4 years ago
Reply to  neeruk

In principle, it should not be a big deal, but you could ask the person writing the recommendation letter to mention it at the top of the letter by, say, adding a line “From Prof. Firstname Lastname, Dean of the Physics Department, University of Famousname”.

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BlogSupport
4 years ago

I did some research, and it seems that USCIS added some new officers who don’t seem to be trained properly. If your birth certificate contains any foreign language, still attach a translation, just in case (even though it is normally not required).

SAB
SAB
3 years ago

Thank you sir. You are fantastic

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