I have got I-140 approved (EB2-NIW). I want to undergo counselor visa processing instead of AOS. My I-20 and VISA would expire in December 2019. If I undergo counselor processing could I apply for F1-OPT while my counselor visa processing is pending? Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks so much.
So I’m currently on a F1 Visa and OPT. The company I currently work for sponsored and supported my application for EB-2 visa with a National Interest Waiver . Now I’m also eligible for a STEM OPT 24 month extension. I was thinking of applying for this extension in case my EB-2 gets denied. Or takes longer than expected which will mean my current OPT will have expired. Will this affect my EB-2 application? What do you guys recommend for me to do?
I’m a PhD graduate currently on Initial OPT (approved in Aug 2018) and with a PostDoc offer.
My profile: Masters and PhD degrees from USA with 9 publications(growing), 5 citations(growing), travel fellowships (Boeing and grad school), NSF and FAA funded projects, worked on very challenging research areas (aerospace, robotics, control engineering), IEEE ETA-Kapp-Nu Inductee, member of professional organizations, peer reviewed 6 articles(growing), can get recommendations, currently holding postdoc offer in ocean science and marine engineering to start in Jan 2019.
My questions are as follows:
- Can I apply for EB1/EB2(NIW) once my OPT Ext is approved?
- Should I… Continue reading