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

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Is it ok to apply for a green card while on a OPT?



Dear Sir, 

I am a recent PhD graduate and working as research assistant with my university and recently received my engineer in training ( EIT ) certification. 
I am looking for NIW green card which in my opinion suits me. 
I have 3 publications and hoping finish 1 soon. I have 8 citations for one paper and two papers are published recently so yet to get citation for those. 
Right now I am working on OPT on a project funded by National Science Foundation ( NSF) which is one… Continue reading

Nepali Citizen planning to apply for a Green Card


Dear Sir/madam,

I am Nepali citizenship holder, phd holder from greece, I am wishing to apply for green card in the USA, how would you suggest further?
If you are born in Nepal, then both the priority dates for EB1a and NIW categories are current as of now. Depending on the evidence that you can pool, you can aply either in EB1a or NIW. We suggest the following: 
1. Read the EB1a and NIW requirements and make a list of criteria that you meet. You can send… Continue reading

How many publications do i need to apply for a green card?


Greetings !!

Thank you for running a great website which is extremely useful for rest of us. I am a recent Phd graduate and unfortunately My PI wasn’t the best and screwed my papers. I only have one publication and I am currently a post doc (been six months). I have been told that one needs multiple publications and/or patents to be able to file green card under EB1A or NIW category?   If possible could you guide on this a little bit please.
It is not necessary that you have a lot of… Continue reading