Archive for the ‘National Interest Waiver’ Category

New NIW Petition After a Recent Denial

I’m considering to hire a lawyer for green card application. I applied green card under the NIW category before, however was rejected a year ago. I’m currently under H1b visa, my position will end in a month. I havn’t found another job yet. I attatched my CV here and would like to know if my […]

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Physician J1 Waiver Job While Applicant is Outside of the US

I am a physician intraining Board certified from the US. I will be finishing my training in New York city, and will be living in Canada for family reasons. My 2 years home residency are in my country of last permanent residency which is Lebanon and not Canada. Can I apply for a J1 waiver […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Physician NIW – HPSA/MUA Employment

Hello, I would like to know how long after signing a contract you can file the NIW application. I am finishing my 3 year J1 waiver, and will transfer jobs to another MUA/HPSA location, but I hear you couldn’t file before 6 months of the contract date. Is that period related to the original 3y contract for […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NIW Minimum Requirements

I’m considering filing a green card through the NIW. What are the minimum requirements to apply for an NIW? To apply for an NIW, do I have to be both an Advanced Degree Professional and Alien of Exceptional Ability? The national interest waiver is within the EB2 category and must meet the minimum requirements of EB2 which […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NIW Recommendation Letter

I’ve attached my CV for you to review to see if I’m qualified for NIW. I have one issue.  I don’t really get along with my boss. If my boss is not willing to write a strong letter of recommendation for me, can I still have a successful NIW? While it is certainly helpful to obtain a […]

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Principle Green Card Applicant to File Without Dependents

I’m ready to have you handle my green card case through both EB1 and NIW. I do not want to file the green cards petition for my wife and daughters at this time due to our financial situation. Is it Ok if I have my case approved first then file for them? Will they still […]

H1B Visa Application while I-140 NIW is Pending

I’m currently on OPT and I just got a job offer. The company is willing to sponsor me for an H1B visa. I have a pending I-140 through NIW. Can I apply for an H1B visa while my I-140 is pending. Certainly. An H1B Visa allows the applicant to have both immigrant and nonimmigrant intent so you may apply […]

J1 Waiver for a J2 Holder

I have J1 visa and my spouse J2 visa. Our visa expires on September 6, 2012 and I am leaving with my kids back. But my husband needs to stay here in order to improve his English and get some upgrade in his education. But he has as I do, two year rule restriction. Can […]

Fast NIW Green Cards

I heard you from a friend who received his green card through NIW in less than a month after filing. I looked at your approved petitions and found more NIW and EB1 petitions approved in weeks. I can’t believe this. I have a pending labor which was filed in the beginning of last year. In this case, do I […]

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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H1B Visa Stamping for Researchers and Scientists

My company recently filed my H1B application which was quickly approved by USCIS. I went to the US Consulate in Chennai for stamping and they asked me to complete a detailed questionnaire about my research, my qualifications and how my trip to the US will benefit my research. I wasn’t expecting this and they told me that […]