Blog for Postdocs / Phds, National Interest Waiver, Extraordinary Ability

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Samik Tsedreu

NIW EB2 for Phd Candidate


Thank you for your website which contains useful information. I wanted to know your opinion on my situation: I am a Phd candidate in theoretical Physics in Quantum Optics and Communication. I did my undergraduate from US with a major in physics and did research on experimental optics. I have 3 co-author publication from my undergraduate work and more than 10 conference presentations at regional and national level in undergraduate level. For my Phd work, I switched to more theoretical work which is gaining a lot of attention now in international arena. This is my end of 3rd year… Continue reading

Groups, societies and associations


There is a section in the I-485 form that asks for membership in societies, groups or associations. I noticed your filled form left that section blank. Am I expected to fill that part if I am a part of professional associations like American Public Health Association, especially considering I mentioned that I was in my I-140 petition that I was a member of these professional associations?

Leaving my PhD program can affect my I-140 application?


I’m enrolled in a PhD program and recently applied for I-120. However, I’m thinking about dropping out of my PhD. Since I mentioned about my being a PhD student in 140 application, can I leave PhD while I wait for the approval?

Thank you!