from Alexander on 12/21/2005
With the help of the useful information I got from you, my I-140
petition through "Outstanding Researcher" (EB-2) was just approved. It
took about 5 months, shorter than the receipt says. Now I begin to
prepare for I-485 application for both my wife and myself. My wife
holding H4 visa is currently with me in the US. But I have a few
questions especially regarding my wife's I-485 petition.
1. What are additional documents required for my wife's I-485 besides 2 photos, her birth certificate, our marriage
2. Someone told me that an "Affidavit of Support" signed by me is
required for my wife ? If yes, which form, I-134 or I-864 ?
'Thanks for your attention and help in advance.
Wish you have a wonderful day.
from Tamas on 12/10/2005
Dear Dr William:
How are you? I was recently referred to you by an old client of yours. He had successfully obtained an
I-140 approval through the NIW Category. Since our credentials matched, he suggested that I write to you.
I had some questions primarily regarding National Interest Waiver (NIW) through Extraordinary Ability or VA employment category.
Here is some background information about me:
I am an Indian National. I did my residency training in Pathology
(1999-2004) on a J-1 visa. Subsequent to that I obtained a J-1 waiver
through employment a VA Medical Center. I will finish about a year and
a half on my first H1-B employment visa.
Overall, I have three fellowship trainings with one board certification
and two subspecialty board certifications.
I have published about 17 scientific papers (~ 50 citations). I have
about 20 presentations at National conferences (either Platforms
sessions or posters).
'Thanks for your review.
from XiuPing on 11/05/2005
With your help, I have recently received a copy of the recommendation letter for my
J1 waiver of two-year residence requirement from the waiver office of the U.S. State Department.
However, I also received a letter from Bureau of
Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security that
assigned a new number for my waiver, and it seems that it is still
processing. I am a little confused. Do you know what this means?
Thanks in advance.
from YieXiu on 10/25/2005
Sorry to bother you again.
With the help of your EB1-EA package, my I-140 was approved in 2004. Last November, I moved to Massachusetts from
North Carolina because of my new job.
Having followed your suggestion, I have sent a letter to Texas
USCIS center in last November and ask them to transfer my I-485 application to Vermont
USCIS center. Yesterday, I called USCIS customer center and I was told that my I-485 application was still in Texas
USCIS center. What can I do next? Do I have to write another letter to Texas
USCIS Center or just wait?
Thanks a lot. Your suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
from Raj on 9/12/2005
I want to buy the NIW DIY package from your site. Basing on the feedback you provided in the discussion forum
I believe that I qualify for NIW. But to be more sure I would like your opinion, my profile is as
Master's Degree in biochemistry and a Diploma in
bioinformatics both from
an University. (not a PhD). Worked for a Biotechnology company as a
Bioinformatician for 2 years. Later worked for an Institute in the US
in the field of
Astrobiology, funded by NASA for more than 2 years, as a Bioinformatics
specialist, currently working for a University in Medical research in
field of Infectious diseases doing both Computaional and Laboratory
work, trying to identify potential Vaccine candidates.
Attended 5 international conferences, 2 sponsored by NASA Astrobiology
and presented posters. I have two publications in International journal
articles in Indian journals. I also have a US patent to my credit.
My VISA status is currently J1, and my H1-B is being processed, expect it to be approved in
Oct. 2005. If you could kindly give me an opinion and suggestions it would be very
from Mathias on 8/25/2005
I see your web site by internet and I am glad after reading about your wonderful service for Green
Card. I have been through your website www.greencardapply.com and studied it carefully. It has
excellent and detailed information on what exactly I was looking for regarding National Interest Waiver green card. As I am
interested in obtaining US Green Card through National Interest Waiver, I have some issues which I believe that you will
I have completed my Masters degree in Aeronautical engineering and has
around 2 years of work experience. Currently I am working in
reputed Airlines in India. So If I want to apply for NIW visa, how
should I apply for it from India itself? Who are the people whom I need
to contact for the application??
I urgently need to solve these issues.
from JinDong on 8/8/2005
Thank you for operating such a wonderful site. I
appreciate all the information you have provided us with. I was wondering whether you would know if the
following process was legal.
I work for a pretty big company (HP) any my Green Card process is still at the State labor certification
stage (It has not gone to the Regional/Federal level yet). I have a Masters Degree and my company filed for
my LC under the normal route (Non-RIR). I recently met a sales person at another consulting company where he
offered to do my green card processing with a pre-approved labor certificate for a small sum of
money. The deal was that I would still be working as a permanent employee of HP (And not as a contractor of
this consulting company) and do the green card using this pre-approved labor cert.
independent of HP.
Would you know whether it is even legal to work on a H1-B with one company and use another company's labor
certification to get your Green Card?
Any advice in this regard is greatly appreciated. Irrespective of what advice you give, I promise to
advertise a link to your website on my website :)
Thank you so much William
from Junglas on 7/22/2005
I am a client at your service. I have bought a Do-It-Yourself based on
which I have applied for the green card. Now I have obtained the Employment-Authorization
Document (EAD) with which I am working actually.
I just wonder if I can apply for a H1B visa again. I worked on H1B during
2.5 years only. If yes, how should I do it. My worry is that if my application fails, my
EAD will be removed. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
from Marcin on 7/3/2005
I submitted I-140 with your help as a EB1-EA case.
Then, I received the receipt of application from
USCIS after 10 days of my submitting. Also, I received an accept letter
of the waive 2 year home residency requirement as a J1 status.
So, if possible, I hope to apply I-485 and EAD also.
May I filing I-485 without a job at U.S. ? I can support myself financially. It requires me a Affidavit of Support or
Employment Letter. Should my wife need to file I-485 separately? Now, I am J1 status at a University in USA now.
What else should I do? Thank you,
from Munukoti on 6/19/2005
I found your website and knew that you provided excellent services for
many people. I have several questions to ask you about
my green card application. I am working for a start-up company and
filed I140 under NIW last year. My I140 got approved last
month. I want to file my I-485 with my fiancée together after we
get married. She is a F1 student and already got an assistant
professor job from a university in US. Here are my questions:
1) She is planning to graduate in May next year. If we submit our 485
now, she needs a visa to stay in USA. We don't want to change her
status to H4 because there are too many risks there. Can she
apply OPT now and use OPT to stay in USA while she is applying for
2) Or I can wait until she get her own H1B, then we apply together. How long can I wait before we apply 485? (in other words,
what is the validation period of I140?)
3) I am in California service center. When I am eligible to change my job, am I allowed to move to the area which is in a
different service center? What should I do to get my green card if I changed my job and
from Girsha on 6/2/2005
Good morning William,
I saw your excellent website and looked up some FAQ's about J1 waiver
card application. I'm a PhD in Pharmacy (medicinal chemistry), working
at an US university as
a pos-doctor on drug design and dynthesis of new active molecules on
central nervous system (e.g. atipsychotics, anxiolytics,
antidrepssents, etc..). My
research also includes drugs of abuse (e.g. amphetamines, etc.). I work
for a big name in this field and under NIH grants.
This is my second year in USA as a pos-doc and the fourth year in
general (I was here for 2 years as part of my PhD program).
I hope to get at least 4 new papers from my first year(2 in writing
already) and some more from this year. In total I hope to finish this
next year with about 8 papers. I'm under J1 visa, with no waiver so far.
My question is: as long as this research sounds to me of national
interest (how can I check that?) and is funded by NIH, do you think the
NIW is an
appropriate way to file an GC application? I want to highlight that I'm
not a PI (principal investigator) nor my name
is cited in this grant. My boss is the guy on that, but the money I got
come from this source.
Looking forward to hear from you.
from Yuri on 5/22/2005
I found your website very impressive and well-designed. And all of the user's comments make me have more
interest to try your Do-It-Yourself package. I'm wondering could you help me to figure out which package will be
appropriate for my status?
I'm a graduate student, Ph.D candidate, in Immunology department, in US
University (research-based), expecting to get Ph.D degree in less than
month. I have BS and MS degree from non-US University. I have years
research experiences and have publications, papers, conference
posters and oral presentation.
I'm going to continue the research job as postdoc after graduation, but will
be at different school. Please let me know if I can start green card application now and what
category will be better?
Thanks very much for answering! Really appreciate it,
Have a nice day
from Yujuan on 5/10/2005
I visited your homepage and found it is very
helpful. I hope to get your help for my question.
I work on my EAD which depends on my husband's
Green Card petition. However, my husband's I-140 and I-485 petitions
still in pending. Recently I got a new job offer, I can use my EAD for
the new job, but if
my husband's I-140 petition is denied, my EAD will be invalid. My
friend suggests me to ask the job offer applying H1 for me.
My question is that if I submit H1 petition, my
husband's I-140 and I-485 petitions will be affected? Thank very much
you for your kind help.
from Xuefen on 4/13/2005
Thank you very much for your "do-it-yourself packages" for I-140 and I-485.
Yesterday, we got the I-140 approval notice from USCIS for EB1-EA case that at
least one year earlier than the processing date published on USCIS homepage.
Two month ago, we had submitted our Form I-485 to USCIS with the
receipt of EB1-OR. Could you please tell us what we need to do to
replace our EB1-OR receipt by EB1-EA approval notice? Do you have any
sample letter that can attach to us? Whether the USCIS will give us any
notice when they receive our EB1-EA approval notice with the letter?
We really appreciate for your kind help!
14. Email from Yijun on 3/23/2005
You have helped me with my I-140 application. I have filed my application following your
DIY package samples and instructions. Thank you very much! Now, I am ready to file the I-485 and I-131 forms.
I have a question regarding the
form: On both forms, they ask for A# or A file number. What is this number? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
15. Email from
Riaz on 3/11/2005
Dear Customer Service,
Thank you very much for your DIY package. My I-140 for NIW just got approved!
I'm ready to file my Adjustment of Status (I-485). I have the following two concerns:
1. On my I-140, I put "Pharmaceutical Researcher" in the "Proposed
Employment" field. However, I'm currently employed as a software
engineer although I'm actively seeking employment in the
"Pharmaceutical Researcher" field. My question is: what is the chance
for my I-485 get approved by the USCIS?
2. If my I-485 petition is denied, can I still lawfully stay in my current
non-immigration status (H-1B)?
Thank you again for the great DIY package and thank you in advance for your
16. Email from
BinShong on 3/3/2005
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your email. I really appreciate your prompt reply.
am writing to order the "complete Do-it-Yourself", and join the
"premium petition service program" as well. May I order it by email (I
can pay the fee through www.paypal.com), or I have to mail the check by
post office? If Yes by email, can I pay the Do-it-yourself package and
premium service together? or separately?
Thank you for your reply
17. Email from
Janice on 2/27/2005
It was very informative to go through your website. Thank you so much. What a great advise from your
website! My friend and I were getting great information whenever we have questions.
am a tenure-track Assistant Professor. I obtained my PhD in Computer
Science from an University of in Texas and am interested in applying
for a green card under the EB-1 outstanding researcher category. I
would like to know if I qualify for this category and if I should be
applying under it before I order the "Do-it yourself" package.
18. Email from
Lynette on 2/21/2005
I came across your web site and found it is very informative on the
issue of applying for a Green Card through the National Interest Waiver
category. I would like to purchase a Complete Do-It-Yourself Package
for National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition. However I just wanted to
make sure that I would qualify for getting such a petition approved. A
summary of my background is as follows:
Post-doctoral fellow MRI and tissue engineering research at NIH; PhD
Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa; 1-year French Govt.
research fellow conduction research in Biomechanics at Ecole centrale
de Lyon, Lyon, France M.Eng; Materials Science, National University of
Singapore (NUS); B.S.E. Bioengineering, Arizona State University; Total
years of full-time research working experience: 2, Post-doc at NIH
(1yr); Research Engineer at NUS (1 year).
Thank you very much. I look forward to your
With best wishes,
19. Email from
Alexej on 2/16/2005
I purchased I-140 RFE (Outstanding Professors or Researchers) package
from you service. First of all, I would like to thank you. I followed
the suggestions in you package and my I-140 was approved within 45 days
of mailing the RFE. I will also recommend my colleagues to use your
package and pass the word to my university's International Scholar's
Office so that they can guide others about using your service.
I would also like to purchase your I-485 package. Will I be able to
purchase it at a discounted price, since it is my second package?
20. Email from
Horatiu on 2/9/2005
Dear Dr William:
Thanks so much for your prompt and informative reply! My research project is funded by
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a national wide nonprofit medical research organization. I hope it
will help me to qualify for the NIW.
I will start my application now. The last question is: in pending
period after my application, do you think I can renew my H-visa over 6
Thanks a lot again and hope you have a
21. Email from
Youngho on 2/1/2005
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I have ordered your EB1-EA and NIW
packages from www.paypal.com yesterday. I will purchase I-485 package right after
that. I am so glad to hear you will mail the package to me on the same day of
Now I have another question. I will file two I-140s, one for NIW and the other one for
EB1-EA, and I should receive two receipts from USCIS. My question is: how many I-485 do I need to file, one or two?
Thank you very much again for your first email. I am looking forward to hearing from you
22. Email from
Nitin on 1/23/2005
I like the greencardapply.com website a lot and have already found it very helpful.
I bought your NIW-140 package before and I found it
really helpful. Now I am considering to do concurrent filing and looking for a
I-485 package. Your I-485 package looks good to me. Before order it, I have some
questions on the I-485 application:
1) suppose I apply for EAD for myself (H1) and my wife (H4) together with I-485, and later (after we get
the EADs) I am laid off, does my family have a legal status here?
2) if yes to question 1, can I still work using my EAD after a period of unemployment (say, 3 month at
Your kind reply is greatly appreciated.
23. Email from
Sadeep on 1/15/2005
I recently filed I-140 by myself and I am planning to file I-485 now. I am thinking to purchase your I-485
Now I have a question about where
I should send my I-485 application to, district office or Nebraska Service Center (I am in Ohio). I checked
the processing data through USCIS website and found for both EAD and AP, Nebraska Service Center is much
faster than district office. So do you suggest me file my I-485 through Nebraska Service Center? What are the
major differences in processing procedures between district office and service center?
After I hear from you, I will purchase I-485 package using my PayPal account. Could you let me know when I
could receive the package after I purchase online?
Thanks. Your earliest response will be highly appreciated.
24. Email from
Vijay on 1/8/2005
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I just change my visa from J-1 to H1. I started my research (NIH grand) two years before but not in federal agencies.
Do you still think NIW is easier than EB-1 EA for me? For NIW, who needs to do
the petition? If I do the petition, may I change my job/research to other federal funded project?
I am preparing for the materials for applying I-140 using your DIY
package. I'm wondering whether these are enough or not for getting an
How about your feeling of my application materials? Please see my
May I get your comment. I'll appreciate it.
25. Email from
Vasantha on 1/3/2005
Dear Dr William:
I would like to congratulate you for the outstanding job
you are doing, and the information you are providing is always worth a lot for
I am considering buying your
Do-It-Yourself package and start the NIW application. I have good confidence that I will succeed NIW
application, the problem is: there is a good chance that I will have to change job while I-485 pending,
possibly out of the service center where I will file I-485.
Even if I stay in the same center, I may still
have unemployed gaps in-between research funding. Will taking a similar job out or the service center or
be unemployed in-between funding hurt adjustment of status?