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Green Card – EB2 NIW application – Asst. Professor (tenure track)

Published Jun 28,2020 By Nicole J Poritsanos

Dear Attorneys,


Following a review of your cases online, I wish to get a consultation with your team. Currently, I am a Canadian citizen who is working at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor under a TN/NAFTA visa as an Assistant Professor (tenure track). My work place (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor) has utilized their own attorneys who filed for an extension on my TN/NAFTA work Visa for up to August 2021.


Google scholar citation: 349

I have 3 years as an Assistant Professor (2 years at the Coastal Bend College, and 1 year (tenure-track) at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), 2 years and 10 months as a Clinical Scientist/Medical Technologist at the Department of State Health Services, Texas Health and Human Services, and two degrees in Microbiology (B.Sc. and Master of Science) and one in Physiology (PhD).  These qualifications put me in the NIW EB2 category for which I want to apply.


Question 1:

I was told it might take 12 months or more for USCIS to adjudicate the I-140 via regular processing (which is the only option for EB2 NIW). Is this correct? Can you provide me with a better option for expediting EB2 NIW?


Question 2: Do you have any cheaper option for the legal fees compared to the following?

The following is a quote by a legal firm I contacted 2 weeks ago.

I-140, Immigrant Visa Petition: $6,875

I-485, Green Card Application: $4,450

I-765, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Application: $250

I-131, Advance Parole (AP or travel permission) Application: $250


Payments: By 07/30/2020 I can pay $6500.00 and then after that $500 every month.

I am open to doing business with your firm if you can provide me with an honest and reliable path for obtaining a green card.



Thank you,



Dr. Poritsanos

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3 years ago

Dear Nicole,

Just to clarify, we are not attorneys and, as such, not allowed to give a legal advice or prepare legal cases. We can only provide legal information (even though this information is enough to create a successful petition).

Q1) Yes, you are is correct. There is, unfortunately, no option for expedited/premium processing for NIW.

Q2) The goal of our service is to provide do-it-yourself packets (see the link below), so you could prepare and file all documentation yourself, without a lawyer. Many of our customers shared their successful stories and we know that the material is currently relevant and up to date. One should keep in mind that we do not provide any guarantees of the positive outcome, as we do not handle the cases ourselves.

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