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

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Green card application and Phd student in Computer Science

I am an international student and have done Masters in Computer Science from New York Institute Of Technology (NYIT) with good GPA. I just want to know that is there is any way that you can get the greencard on the basis of PhD; if yes then plz let me know how it works.

There are two self-petition categories (EB1A and EB2-NIW) where eligible candidates can apply for a green card without employer sponsorship. The eligibility is set by USCIS. Usually PhDs, due to the nature of their work, have an edge in satisfying the USCIS criteria and… Continue reading

Green card for master’s students

I am  a graduate student in electrical engineering. I had few questions regarding the green card for master’s students on F-1. I have 3 international IEEE publications and 1 ordinary journal paper. My questions for you are as follows:

What are the chances of getting EAD (Work authorization) for a master’s student if I apply after completing my master’s i.e., I will no more be on F-1 visa, I will be on OPT?

OPT is also considered being on F1 status. You can get an EAD on OPT which will last for a year and can… Continue reading

Green card and Masters student

Is it possible for a MS student to apply for a green card ? Is there
any case like that till now?


Yes it is possible. Phd degree is not a requirement for NIW or EB1A self-petition categories. However from our experience with a phd the chances are better since most of the work and publications add up as evidence towards uscis criteria. You can get yourself familiar with the uscis criteria and also look at some example petitions to see your chances of success if you apply. This information can also help you to plan your application… Continue reading