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

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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.





Dear Sir,

I am planning to self petition for EB1A in the nearest future. I secured a PhD scholarship for my studies (from a university, in Thailand) and also a separate research grant to conduct research (from the same university). I would like to know if the scholarship and the grant could count towards the application process (apart from the publications).




Green Card application while doing post-doc in Canada?


Currently, I am doing post-doc in Canada, 5th year, (after getting PhD degree) and I am Canadian permanent resident.

  • Can I apply for Green Card while being in Canada?
  • Is it mandatory first to get a job in the USA, like post-doc position?
  • Under which category can I apply for Green Card?
  • How long the total process would take?