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Self-petition with only few publications


Dear Greencardforphd,

First and foremost, I’d like to express that I am extremely grateful to your service. I have found your website and handbook very useful.
I am currently a post-doc with only 2 publications. I should have another 2 publications in a year. I can get very strong recommendation letters. ALl the lawyers that I contacted said that it is very hard to get a green card without employer sponsorship. So I was very discouraged but reading your posts was encouraging.
What do you advise? Should I go ahead with the self-petition? Or should I… Continue reading

Journal publications and green card application


I just graduated with PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. Thinking of applying green card for a while, but I just have one published journal paper. The other one is going to be published in two months. I have three conference published abstract. My group is the only one doing the research I am working now in USA. And currently I am a post-doctoral fellow in the same group as my PhD study. What is your suggestion on my case and anything I need to do in order to make the case strong ?  Thanks in advance.




The information… Continue reading

PhD in vision computing seeking to apply green card


I read about your self petition green card application. It’s quite impressive. My brother who is finishing up his PhD in Germany is seeking a job in the US. Are there any tips to pursue green card here? Currently, he is still in Germany. His PhD is in Vision Computing. There must be tons of job opportunities for him, here in the US.  However, work permit is a big deal.

Please help!
For tips, your brother could look at the following information
  1. USCIS criteria for EB1a and EB2-NIW
  2. ebook on Commonly asked… Continue reading