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

Disclaimer: The contents in this web site are only for your information and are not intended to be legal advice. While many of our applicants successfully obtain their I-140 approvals, the information here should not be considered as a guarantee of your green card application outcome.

Recommendation Letters

Should all recommendation letters focus on the same topic?


Thank you very much for putting all great information. I was thinking to use attorney to process my green card application but my friend showed your website and convinced me to apply by myself. After checking with some attorney and friends, I decided to apply to NIW.
My study field is genetics (I got PhD in evolutionary behavior field though) but my topics is wide spread from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) to wild animal conservation. One friend (she applied for both EB1a  and NIW) told me each recommendation letter should focus on different topics, for example one person should… Continue reading

NIW: Do I need recommendation letters from my manager?


I am a PhD and working as a software engineer. Could you please tell me how I can formulate my documents for NIW application? Do I need recommendation letters from my manager?


You will need several recommendation letters supporting your claims of eligibility to the national interest category. Our example petitions can provide you an idea as to how you should approach writing your petition for NIW. When you make the petition, you should make sure that the USCIS criteria for NIW are met.

Other common questions related to the petition are answered in the free eBook on… Continue reading