2008 - Selected Emails from Users for
***** Email from Sengar on 12/17/2008
The paragraphs with bold fonts are the classifications; the paragraphs with italic fonts are questions from USCIS; the paragraphs with normal fonts are my strategies of reply; the paragraphs with underlines are the questions for you. Please give me advice at your early convenience. Thank!
I would like to order your RFE
package, but I want to overnight a check instead of paying by credit card. Do you have an
overnight address we can send the check to?
Please let me know if I can apply on EB1 / EB2 based Green Card on the basis of US Issued Patent which has been also been referenced by two Japanese inventors in their work. I am currently on H1-B visa and working as a software analysts. I also have two masters degrees and have also applied for 4 more US patents.
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply me. I will appreciate your advice very much.
***** Email from Nalaja on 11/14/2008
Dear Customer Service:
I am impressed by the amount of information available in your excellent web site.
I am working in a Pharmaceutical company in New Jersey as a Validation Engineer. I have been working in the US on H1B visa since December 2003, and I intend to file my Green Card petition at the earliest. I am a Chemical Engineer with PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. I have consistently been advancing professionally in my industrial career. Please let me know if you could file my petition in the EB1 category.
Please advise if I can pay and receive the package on a weekend day (e.g. Saturday or Sunday) or I have to wait for a business day (Monday to Friday) and during which time period?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
***** Email from Ming on 11/9/2008
I am interested in ordering two DIY packages for EB1-1A and EB2-NIW.
I am a 5th year PhD student at UC Berkeley and am preparing to apply for immigration. Based on the attached CV, could you please give me an evaluation of my case to see whether it is appropriate for me to apply for EB-1A? Or it is more appropriate for me to apply for NIW?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
***** Email from Vidya on 10/28/2008
have been strategically hired, based on my expertise and experience, by
the Dept. of Revenue of a State to lead and manage two critical IT
Systems that are important statewide as well as nationally. These
systems maintain sensitive state and national Business and Excise tax
data collecting and distributing close to 2 billion dollars of revenue
yearly to businesses and government agencies and, provides critical
reports to the state and federal government regularly.
***** Email from Durand on 10/15/2008
Dear Customer Service,
I am very happy to find your web site helping others like me.
I am a visiting scientist working at National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS/NIH) at NC. The reason of this E-mail is to get your advice for my possibility to get NIW. I hold J1 visa subjected 2-year Home Country Residency Rule. My current DS-2019 will be expired at Next March and will renew for another one year (in the middle of processing for renewal).
In these days, as far as I
know, the processing time for J1 waiver is unpredictable (from several
months to more than 1 year). What happened if my DS2019 is expired
before getting the NIW approval? Can I apply H1 visa in this situation
or do I have to go back to my country? (For my career development, I
would like to stay at least several years more in USA)
If my NIW is denied, can I still apply H-1 visa?
***** Email from Pestov on 10/9/2008
Thank you for your very useful website, and it is very good for a lot of people like me.
I want to apply for green card through EB2 (NIW) category. I have earned MD from non-US medical school. I graduated with Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from a US University. Currently I am working as a Research Analyst in a National Institute of Aging and American Heart Association funded research project that was started in 1973 and still going. This is one of very few of its kind in the US and World. I also have three publications in reputed journals, couple of abstracts and poster presentations.
I also have some research experience in my home country while earning my MD. Moreover, I am a principal investigator of a project currently in the second phase. I will appreciate if you could tell me whether I can be eligible for NIW or not.
I am interested in the NIW Petition
***** Email from Woo on 9/29/2008
Thanks for your reply. I'd like to order the complete Do-It-Yourself Package for I-485 application package, how long may I receive that?
For the I-485 application, for each person,
I heard from a friend that that I-94, Birth Certificate need 2 copies; Marriage Certificate needs
3 copies, and Job Verification Letter need 4 copies.
***** Email from Asma on 9/18/2008
I would like to thank you you for your outstanding website and NIW Do-It-Yourself package. I have a question about my pending I-485 approval, and was wondering if your office can provide me with any help.
considering transferring both I-485 applications back to Boston because
although I work in NYC, I consider my permanent address to be in
Boston. I spent 95% of my weekends with my wife in Boston. According to
an officer in the Boston USCIS office last week, as long as I can prove
that I live in Massachusetts, I can transfer my case
***** Email from Muraka on 9/3/2008
Dear Mr. William,
I will be starting my internal medicine residency soon. I have already applied for J1 visa by ECFMG as I did not have results of my USMLE step 3 exams. I should be getting the results in 15 more day. My question is:
Can I immediately apply for H1B (premium processing) after sending request to cancel the application of J1 visa ? Cancellation request for J1 will take almost 15 days to 1 month so, it won't be possible to wait for J1 to get canceled and then apply for H1B.
Hope I was clear explaining the situation. I am highly obliged to hear from you.
***** Email from Natalia on 8/21/2008
I now have to apply for I-485.
I have more than 2 years on my H1-B. Since I am single and may get married
in my home country within the next year, will I be able to add my spouse's name on the
petition, if my I-485 is not approved by the time I am married?
***** Email from Suzuki on 8/14/2008
Dear Customer Service,
Could you give me any suggestions? Here is my personal situations: J-1 visa holder subject to 2-year rule; Ph.D in sociology and Master of Architecture from a very good University; two international fellowship awards, both of them presidential awards, one in France, one in US; 5 national thesis awards from organizations, several municipal awards during school times.
Please help me figure out.
Thank you very much for your time. I'm looking forward to your reply.
***** Email from Mantena on 8/3/2008
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry. Project can apply to environmental clean up, like air and water decontamination; 2 years of post-doctoral research funded by the US Department of Energy; 11 publications in US leading journals, did not working in chemistry for the past 7 years; 7 years of experience working as software engineer.
I applied NIW 2 years ago by myself, but failed to provide with a reference letter from independent member/party. By reading letters from your successful clients who used your "Do-it-yourself" package, I have got strong feeling that I should try it again.
Please advise me on this. Your time and consideration is greatly
***** Email from Arvind on 7/29/2008
Dear Customer Service,
I am trying
to decide whether I should apply for EB1-EA or NIW. Although filing
both is an option. I learned about your website from a friend and I
found it truly helpful. With your help, I hope I can decide which
package to buy. Below is a brief description me.
***** Email from Ychen on 7/17/2008
I found your site extremely helpful.
I am a Neurologist, faculty at a US University under O1 visa, and I am planning to start the process of 'Complete Do-It-Yourself Package' for the immigration category of Alien with Extraordinary Ability.
However, in order to renew my medical license in New York, I need a letter from an immigration lawyer stating that I actively pursue permanent residency status or that I am in the process of meeting the citizenship requirement.
Could you provide this for me after I start the procedure (I plan to start with form I-140)?
Thank you in advance.
***** Email from Mudliar on 7/6/2008
I have a concurrent I-140 and I-485 (for both me and my wife) filed and pending with a USCIS Service Center for last 6 months in EB3 (Professional and skilled) category. I am the primary applicant sponsored by my employer in this I-140 application.
We also have approved EAD, Advance parole thro these pending I-485 applications but not using them as we both are on separate independent H1-B visas from our different employers and currently working for them. My wife recently got her I-140 application approved sponsored by her own employer which they filed without I-485 application a month ago.
I wish to substitute my old unapproved pending I-140 with newly approved I-140 from my wife to already filed and pending I-485 applications of both of us so that we do not lose our I-485 priority dates. Would it be possible to do that?
I am desperately looking for an answer to this question
and would highly appreciate your prompt reply as my employer is exploiting me just because he has
sponsored my I-140 which is pending now and he knows that I can not leave him as long as this is under
***** Email from Kaivan on 6/25/2008
Since I have to meet 2 years home residency requirement, I will be absent in the US for two years. During these two years, is my current approved I-140 still available for next step application, like consular processing?
Also, I applied for I-140 based on my employment in the US. If I leave, I won't have any job in the US, would it affect my I-140 status and subsequent application of green card?
Thank you very much.
***** Email from Leonor on 6/12/2008
I see from the USCIS web site that the
processing time for both categories is much ahead of my submission date. Till
now I have not received any information from the USCIS, or case status check
also does not show the status. I tried to call their customer service, but they
also did not give any status report.
***** Email from Sathyan on 6/4/2008
Just today I discussed my case with my friend, and he offered to sponsor O-1 visa. Do you think it is good to get the visa first and after go-on for the EB1-EA?
I heard that to file I-129 you need to be in the US for 60 days and I can only pick-up this visa abroad. It looks like additional complication. Do you think it is correct? Do I need to follow this route? I would rather prefer to get O-1 in Mexico. From other hand, people say that having O-1 it is much easier to get EB1-EA. Is it correct? I will appreciate your advise.
Thank you so much! With best regards.
***** Email from Park on 5/23/2008
I want to thank you for your very useful website.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student majoring in Environmental Science. I am planning
to apply for the green card as NIW. I just finished one NSF funded project to
kill bacteria using electrostatic means. The article has been submitted to
Environmental Science and Technology, a high impact journal. At the end of
2008, I may have 5 or 6 journal publications.
***** Email from Feng on 5/11/2008
Any helpful advice from you is very much appreciated.
***** Email from Kostin on 5/2/2008
Two famous professors have agreed to write letters of recommendation for me. So fat I have 18 publications and 8 US patents. What are my best chances? EB-1 or EB-2? Based on your reply I will buy the appropriate package.
I would like
to buy the EB1 Extraordinary Ability DIY package. I already sent the
money through paypal. I am a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (MEMS
technology), would you please send me the recommendations letter and
petition letter in same area in addition the letters you list in your
I submitted application of NIW (Only I-140, not concurrent I-140/I-485) using your do-it-yourself package on April 2004. I am a postdoc. I have the following questions. Your help is really appreciated.
My H-B is going to expire on end of Sep. In fact, I am going to transfer to H-4 dependent on my husband. Does that mean my I-140 will be denied if I do not get another postdoc position ASAP
If I am lucky to get I-140 approved before my last working day (Sep. 30), can I hold a little longer time to submit I-485 till I get another position. But I like to apply EAD. If I am working on EAD, and my I-485 is denied, can I still transfer my status to H-4 without leaving US.
Do you think it will be helpful if I submit I-485 now.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you very much.
***** Email from Haiying on 4/3/2008
Dear Dr William,
I filed a
petition of I-140 NIW/advanced degree by myself. If this case get
approved, could I change my job? I mean, a similar research position in
another university. I haven't filed I-485 yet. Can I use the I-140
approval notice from Nebraska Service Center to file I-485 in Ohio or
Thanks in advance.
I would like to congratulate you for the outstanding job
you are doing and the information you are providing is always worth million.
***** Email from Xiaoyan on 3/16/2008
The information provided on your website is very impressive. I am interested in your "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package". I want to apply for Extraordinary Ability (EB1-EA) or National Interest Waiver (NIW) (My application can not be sponsored by my current employer). I appreciate if you can evaluate my background and give me some suggestion. My background is as follow:
Thank you for your time. Your suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
***** Email from Chuan on 3/5/2008
Dear Customer Service:
I am now a postdoc at a good university working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Nanotechnology
***** Email from Zhigang on 2/27/2008
I got most of valuable information from your well designed web-site and DIY I-140/ I-485 packages, and successfully filed I-140 and I-485 last year. I got my EAD card also.
According to my friend, I heard that the 1-year EAD will be extended so that we don't have to apply several EAD cards until we get Green Card. Please advise me when the new regulation will be effective so that I decide to apply new EAD card right now or wait until new regulation for extended EAD card has been effective.
Thanks again for your kind help.
***** Email from Manasa on 2/14/2008
We would like to purchase package of EB1-EA or NIW. I am a PhD student, and I was nominated by the University's Who's Who Among American Students publication. Only ~50 students were nominated out of 50,000. I have worked at two different companies during studies.
I am a system architect and Lead developer of system developed under a grant with a US university which would be deployed in all hospitals throughout state in august 2009. I have at least 3 papers in this area of which submitting two for publication later this year
I have taught and I have also evaluated other's work for a small research journal. I have led student organizations and honor societies. I think I can get four to five letters from experts in my field saying that they evaluate me higher than other individuals of my age and experience.
Please evaluate my case. Thank you.
***** Email from GuoXing on 2/3/2008
I found your website while searching for immigration help on Google. To me, you are an expert in the EB1 and NIW visas. I want to find out if I can be considered for EB1 or NIW. I am not sure if my achievements meet any standard, but per my vision, my achievements are extraordinary compared to my peers.
I am currently doing my PhD in the field of Computer Architecture at a University. My supervisor is one of the most well-known computer architects in the world and doing research with him is considered very prestigious. I got my BS in Computer Engineering from the same university with Highest Honors (Top 1%). I finished it in 2.5 years. I have received several honors, awards, and a scholarship for academics at the University.
I have three publications in national and international journals (I am not the first author on these). I have a fourth one to be submitted that does have me as first author. I have a patent application that is going to be filed by the University sometime soon. I played a key role and still support a research project being used by NASA in a satellite that was launched last year. The project was well known in the community.
Can I qualify for an EB1 or NIW? Please reply. Thank you very much!
***** Email from Mikhail on 1/29/2008
Dear Customer Service:
Thank you for your time.
***** Email from Sunita on 1/27/2008
Your web site about National Interest Waiver is very helpful, and I am interested in ordering "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for EB2-NIW". However, I am still not quite sure whether I have the qualification. I was wondering if you can give me some suggestions. My background is as follows:
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
***** Email from Shiva on 1/15/2008
I am very glad to see your web site helping other immigrants like me.
I am graduating with PhD in August 2008 and I plan to continue to support the current project in my capacity as a professional. However this is only possible if I do not have to go through rigorous procedure of Labor Certification as this project is time sensitive, and I am the one who is responsible for system design and any changes or delays would hurt the state of New York (as well as others) ability to address the critical issues in bio terrorism preparedness.
I can provide letters of reference from various state agencies involved in this project and already we have two requests of deployment of the system including one from National Guard service.
Do you think I could qualify for EB1-Extraordinary Ability or EB2 with NIW? Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
****** Email from Yuan on 1/8/2008
As you may well understand, I would like to finish my current green card process, given the advantages for my future academic career of being a Permanent Resident. Also, I would like to enroll to a University as PhD student.
If possible, I would like to hear from you a solution that would allow me to enroll to University this coming fall without compromising my green card process, if such green card is still pending.
Thank you so much.
****** Email from Sammons on 1/3/2008
I am on F1
visa now. I really don't know what to do next concerning my immigration
status. I am applying for faculty positions in the states, and most of
them ,have the question : "Are you legal to work in USA"? First of all
, am I legal to work??, because theoretically , i am for one year
(OPT). Second, is there a way to apply for green card, before I start
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