EB2-NIW and EB1A green card questions

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Postdoctoral fellow

I am working as postdoctoral fellow at Upenn on J1 visa and my husband is on J2 (works based on his J2-EAD).This is our second year in J1 and dont have waiver for the same. My University extends my J1 every year and so is my husband EAD gets extended. I want to file formy Green card and so will apply for i140. Once it is approved i am planning to apply for waiver and then GC. My question are:
1.How long it takes fir i140 approval in EB1 and EB2 catogery?
2. Since once I apply for waiver,… Continue reading

Post doctoral Researcher


I am currently working at UCSD as postdoctoral researcher since 3 years.

I have 6 peer reviewed publications with overall 47 citations.

I have presented my work at at least 10 international conferences and won awards

I would like to know my chances for EB1A approval.

I am from INDIA.




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