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Blog: EB1A

Question: I am working as a software engineer in USA with H1B visa Status since last 4 years. I did my M.Sc Physics and M.Tech Atmospheric Science from India. I am doing part time PhD in India and...

Question I have now published my book and it is available internationally, at Amazon and other online book stores.  It is called “Rumi on Change by Love and Reason”. My book is an...

Question: I am planning to apply for my green card in EB1 category as I have my PhD from USA and a record of several publications. My current employment will end by this month and I do not have...

Question: I am currently getting ready for an NIW application because my attorney said that I won’t be able to apply for EB-1A as a postdoc. For EB1A, they told me that they need to...

Question Thank you for coming up with such a wonderful website for people like us. You guys are doing a “GREAT” job. Keep it up As for me, I am working as a postdoc. I am interested in...

What are my chances in EB1A?

This is common question that is often asked. It is our opinion that most PhDs are their own best judges. Below is an approach we suggest to determine your chances of success. 

  1. Review the USCIS criteria for application in the Extraordinary Ability (EB1A or E11) category. Look at backgrounds of some approved EB1A cases
  2. Make a list of all your accomplishments, awards etc. 
  3. Do you have a onetime achievement award (a genius award of some sort)? If yes, you are likely to be successful. You may not need any other significant evidence. 
  4. If your answer is no to above,do you have evidence to satisfy at least three our of ten EB1A requirements?
  5. Are you one of the small percentage of people in your field?
  6. Is their sustained national interest to your work?
  7. If you have yes to 4, 5, and 6 you are likely to be successful.

If you find it hard to make an accurate assessment just from USCIS EB1A criteria and backgrounds of some approved EB1A cases, you can use our self-help packets which have an example petition to make a more accurate judgment.  



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.