Archive for the ‘EB-1 Extraordinary Ability’ Category

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 […]

Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) Received in an EB1 Extraordinary Ability Petition

Thank you for providing this service. I have filed an EB1 application through another law firm and have received a notice of intent to deny NOID. I have about 40 publications, 200 citations and 15 patents and review manuscripts for 5 international journals. I thought I had a good case but now I am not so sure. Is it […]

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:22 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 […]

EB1 Extraordinary Ability Approvals – Part I

EB1 Extraordinary Ability – Part I In continuation of our ongoing segment of national interest waiver approvals, we’re going to discuss another type of self sponsored residency applications.  The EB1 Extraordinary Ability carries both a higher standard of approval and a higher priority for approved applicants.  For Indian and Chinese nationals, an EB1 application means […]

Green Card Options for PhD Holders

In virtually all types of green card application, the foreign national seeking permanent residence must have a sponsor.  Typically the sponsor is the applicant’s employer or there is some type of familial relationship.  For certain PhD holders, or even PhD students, the foreign national can act as both the sponsor and the applicant. The two […]