2009 - Selected Emails from Users for
***** Email from Limin on 12/26/2009
Firstly thank you for your excellent views on the www.greencardapply.com website. Your website about green card application is very informative and helpful.
I am in the process of trying to figure out which route I should take to apply for a Green Card for myself and my fiancee (we plan to marry in the near future) as my dependent.
I'm on OPT with a valid F-1 status working as a PosDoc and will hop onto the H1-B visa shortly. I was looking into applying for a Green Card either through the EB1-EA or EB2 exceptional ability along with NIW with your Do-It-Yourself packages. I am attaching my CV for your perusal. I am a bit confused about my options and what they mean.
Is it true that I can apply
for I-140, I-485 and EAD/Advance parole all at the same time in parallel?
I looked at the USCIS website for processing times and it appears all
categories of I-140 are processed with a processing time of 4 months as of
today (for Vermont and Texas centers). Also, based on my CV would you
recommend that I apply for EB1-EA which is understand is harder to qualify
for or for EB2 with NIW and what are the pros and cons of either option? I
hope you would be able to answer my queries.
***** Email from Buddavarapu on 12/12/2009
I have just finished browsing your wonderful and extremely helpful website about EB1-Extraordinary Ability, and I am interested in ordering "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for EB1-EA". However, I am still not quite sure whether I qualify. The attached is my Resume. If you could provide me with your opinion I would be extremely grateful.
After graduation, I worked for 3 different book companies as a work-for-hire author and wrote 8 books and several screenplays, and would now like to continue working in the field of novel and screenplay writing in Los Angeles for a variety of different publishing companies and Motion-Picture companies.
I have documentary proof of all of the above, including letters of recommendation from all of my employers. Do you think I could qualify for EB1-Extraordinary Ability? Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
***** Email from Ping on 12/8/2009
My husband is planning to apply for green card this year using your Do-It-Yourself package (EB-1, extraordinary ability), and we had some questions regarding the same. He is a PhD student in US, and will be graduating next year July. We might be moving out of the country for job and would like to start the process before leaving. I would like to know:- Can a person apply for green card while he/she is a PhD student. If so then which type of green card would be the best to apply.
Can a person move out of US after applying for green
card? If yes, then what is the procedure? Can a person apply for green card from outside
US? If yes, then what is the procedure?
***** Email from Bharathi on 11/23/2009
Your web site
is very helpful in regard to my questions about immigration matters.
I'd like to brief you my case of PR in US and seek further advise. I'm
Indian citizen and working as Plant Pathologist. I'm PhD in 1999 and
have decade of work experience supported by almost fifty publications,
member of scientific societies, and recipient of couple of awards such
***** Email from Putrevu on 11/15/2009
I really appreciate your web and your work. Thanks for the information. It was really helpful.
I am a
resident physician on H1-B visa. My residency is 4 years long, and my
H1-B status started in July 2008. I plan to apply for a 3 year
fellowship after completing 4 years of my combined-internal
medicine-geriatrics residency. Will I be eligible for extension of H-1B
if I get in a fellowship ( as I would not be hired by a prospective
employer in first year of my fellowship, I probably cant apply for
employer based green card)?
***** Email from Jiyeon on 11/2/2009
I recently visited your very helpful web site and was very impressed by the comments left by the individuals. I will purchase the package of H-1B soon.
I am OPT right now. I am working for a company which I worked for before my masters, after my Masters in Engineering and Management (which comes in STEP program) they hired me here in United States. They initially planned to be e-verified but have put that off for a while, which doesn’t help me to get the OPT extension. They are ready to file for my H1B, but I am scared what if it doesn’t get through the lottery.
Is there still a way where I can get OPT extension? They are ready to do whatever they can to keep me employed with them; hence, they also decided to file a petition for me to get a green card. Is there a possibility to work during the process of getting a green card? From what I understand it takes really long to get one.
Can I apply for both H1b and Green Card at the same time? What are the ways that I can think to keep myself legally employed in US? Am I eligible for L1 as I worked for same company in India before my masters and have not joined any other company after that but joined the same after my masters?
Appreciate your help.
***** Email from Nitin on 10/29/2009
It is a great piece of information to me. Thanks a lot for your reply. I got L1 visa approval for 3 years. However, my L1 visa should be renewed every year from the American Embassy abroad. My company filed I-140/I-485. So I had Advance Parole. I did not renew my L1 visa which expired in July 2009. Last time I entered the US with an advance parole that expires March 2009 and my L1 visa was already expired in July 2009. I got a new AP valid till January 2011. However, a week later I received I-140 denial on Oct. 20, 2009.
Question: is my status legal to stay in US? if yes, till when? can I move outside and inside the US?
***** Email from Deshpande on 10/16/2009
I have found your great site occasionally when searching the web for the J-1 VISA. I read carefully the FAQ list.
I have been offered a post-doc position at the NIH. I am planning to come to the US with my husband and two children (11 and 3.5). I suppose that I am subject to the 212(e) requirement. I am from Israel and my home country does not pay anything for me during post-doc. But, as far as I understand, even if my home country agrees to give me a "no-objection" letter, it won't be enough to get a waiver. I don't necessarily think to stay at the US, but it may happen that I will find my next job in other country, say Canada. (It is almost impossible to find a job for me in Israel).
My question is: will the requirement 212(e) apply for my two children during all their life, until they don't spend 2 years in Israel or get a waiver? Or it applies only for me and my husband?
Many thanks in advance.
***** Email from Kaushal on 10/8/2009
First, thank you so much for your prompt reply to my question. I am planning on purchasing your J1 waiver DIY package.
I currently hold a J-1 visa and work for NIH. Under my given non-immigrant status, can I apply for I-140 under EB1-EA myself? I have 7 first authorship publications which are well cited, have been awarded travel fellowships by science societies, and have peer reviewed for a leading journal. Would you recommend me to apply for I-140 now?
Also, NIH has issued this guideline to it's employees not allowing them to write recommendation letters for workers to another federal agency, so i do not expect any letter of recommendation from my current advisor. How can I get around this problem? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Your website is very helpful.
***** Email from Haibo on 9/28/2009
My PERM has been approved with the help of your very powerful Do-It-Yourself package, thank you so much.
I am working for a small consulting firm in the area of nuclear energy business. Currently I am in the middle of filing I-140 (not filing yet, got approved with labor certificate) through PERM with the great help of your DIY package. The process is unusually slow.
Attached is my resume. I wonder if I am in a good position to try EB1B. I appreciate if you can give me your comments. Thank you very much again!
***** Email from Jenu on 9/17/2009
Thank you for excellent your EB1-OR package. I found very useful samples and tips in it. I am preparing to file for my green card application by using the outstanding researcher category. if everything is going well, then I should apply for I-140 and I-485 within this year.
Here I have a simple question: In part 6 of I-140, the item #9 asks for "wages per week", but my salary at University is stated in "wages per year". Do I have to convert "wages per year" into "wages per week"? Thank you so much.
***** Email from Suparna on 9/6/2009
I am glad to find your superior website for getting green card in U.S.. I plan to apply for getting green card. I am looking for the best way to save time. Please give me some comment about my case.
I am from India, and I am currently working as a Research Associate on H1B visa in an University's Health Science Center at San Antonio, I would like to apply for Green Card, I have a Master's in Biotechnology from University of Texas, I wanted to know if I can apply for Green Card in NIW, because somebody told me that it is easy to apply for a Green Card if you have a PhD, rather than a MS? I am attaching my resume for your review.
Thank you very much.
***** Email from Soon on 8/26/2009
I have worked for ten years with a medium size multinational company in Latin America. The last four years I was in a managerial position reporting directiy to the CEO. I stopped 1.5 years ago working to study a masters program in the US. I'm about to finish my masters and my former employer has a offered me a job in the US to help their operations to growth.
The questions are: Should the apply for a
EB-1C green card? The fact that I stopped working for them 1.5 years to study
affect the EB1 application. What happen to the Green Card status if I stop working for that
company some day?
***** Email from Hossein on 8/17/2009
Thank you so much for your reply. I understand the green card application process much better now. I emailed before on my friend's recommendation few months back. To give a brief background about myself again, and I am an Electrical/Software Engineer in DC at FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Federal Government.
although I was hired by my department for a civil service position, I
am a Canadian citizen. So I have to get my TN1 renewed every year,
which I find really annoying. I have a Bachelors in Electrical
Engineering (from Canadian University on Scholarship) where I
specialized in Software/Systems development.
***** Email from Lado on 8/9/2009
Dear Dr William:
Thanks for all the informative answers you provide. I received RFE for the national interest waiver. I will send my check today to order the package for REF for the National Interest Waiver.
When I applied for the NIW, I was searching a job. It has been passed about 2 years since my application of I-140. Right now I am working as a faculty member at a university. The school has ranked as the 15th in our discipline and as the 3rd in more narrowed discipline.
My salary increased last year considerably (10.5%: the highest increase among assistant professors at our school). Do I have to write about this? Or I should not write about this because it is not related to national level interest?
We have serious nursing faculty shortage and nurse shortage right now. However, I saw in your web-site that we should not emphasize the shortage. So I am wondering whether I should not mention it at all; or can I say that I am a qualified faculty member prepared more than average other faculty members (because I have postdoctoral training what many of the faculty members do not have so that I prepared as a researcher and teacher well;
I demonstrate my ability as a researcher through publications and presentations and receiving grants---this is very important to develop new knowledge; I also have 7 year clinical experience, even though it was in my country), so I can considerably contribute to educating nursing students?
Thank you so much for your consideration.
***** Email from Michele on 7/22/2009
Dear Customer Service,
A friend of mine gave me your
outstanding web site address. I would like to know if you can be of any
help to me for the Green Card application.
attaching my CV for your evaluation and recommendation. Please let me
know which category you feel would be the most appropriate/successful.
***** Email from Chen on 7/13/2009
Dear Greencardapply expert,
Thanks for your help. I still have two things confusing me. For NIW, I will write RA as my current job. But part 6 of I-140 is about “Basic information about the proposed employment”. I don’t have a full time job offer yet, I am still a Ph.D. student.
In my cover letter, I focused on how my computation models has helped U.S. student education. You mentioned “But if you mention it in your cover letter, it still must be in US nation interest”. My model helping U.S. student education is in the U.S. interest. However, I didn’t explicitly say finding job at a non-U.S. student-education field in my cover letter.
Would it be a visa problem for me if I do find a position at a non-U.S. student-education field after I filed my petition, for example a computer science researcher at IBM or a quantitative researcher at Wall Street? If so, how can I prevent it?
***** Email from Bitumen on 7/5/2009
First of all, thanks for keeping a excellent web site and helping people like myself. I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in a non-profit organization. please take a look and advice me on my situation. I am currently on a H1B and have been working for past 6 months, I have a 2 year old daughter who was born here in the USA.
my PhD. from university of Texas in chemistry and currently have 8
publications in good journals. Please advice if I can apply for green
card and in which category. I really appreciate your time and help.
***** Email from Aziz on 6/25/2009
I would like to thank you for
your wonderful service. I have found your website very helpful.
Can I be eligible for L1 after
registering our branch in the U.S. and then applying for L1 for me as the
manager of the U.S. branch? If your answer is positive then we can go for
***** Email from Bhalla on 6/17/2009
Please help me applying for the
J1 waiver and change the visa status or get a green card? Let me know if you really do,
I would really appreciate and start my procedure ASAP.
***** Email from Singh on 6/3/2009
Thank you for the wonderful service you provide. I am very interested in your Do-it-yourself-packages. I want to ask you if I am qualified for EB1-EA application.
I am an PhD candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics in a top US school in the field. I have already a Doctorate in Economics from an Italian University and I have a publication on a top Journal in my field; I have another paper submitted and a couple of book chapters.
thinking to apply for a green card claiming Extraordinary Ability or
Outstanding Researcher qualification. Given my Italian Doctorate, and
my publication record, is it possible to obtain a Green Card before
completing the American PhD? If so, could you please expose or direct
me to some good information source relating to my concern. Any advice
would be deeply appreciated.
***** Email from MinLin on 5/27/2009
Dear customer service,
My friend gave me the
reference to your website and I found it very professional and
informative. I'm going to get the Complete Do-It-Yourself Package, but I
am not sure which one to choose.
I am attaching a detailed CV for your evaluation. Again
I appreciate your advice.
***** Email from Kaylan on 5/14/2009
I am not sure I can apply under the NIW category. My dissertation is about the economic analysis of the collapse of lobster fishery. I got the data from a State agency, and I had to sign a non-disclosure document. They are very strict about the data. However, I haven't received any funding for this research, and I am not sure this research is in U.S. "National Interest ".
noticed that most of the successful applicants had five or more
publication in peer reviewed journals. So far, I have only three. I
guess this is why you said I need really strong letters of
***** Email from Sneh on 5/5/2009
With the recommendation from
my friend for your superb service, I am interested in
"do-it-yourself" package for green card application. But I am
not sure which category is the fastest and best for me.
1) With EB-1C visa I will get permanent residence in US. What is procedure of getting Green card after this? Exactly, after what period of time can I apply for Green card?
2) On what period of time EB-1C visas are issued in this case (I mean on visa validity)?
3) Does the
opening of branch office in US requires something special, like number of
employees, office space (can the office be placed in private apartment)
etc. or just the branch office need to be opened formally with right
***** Email from Raj on 4/29/2009
When I apply
for the 3 year extension based in I-140 approval since more than 365
days, what forms do I need to fill out with the application for H1-B?
On I-129, there is nothing that asks for I-140 approvals? How does
USCIS know this if they don’t have a field on the entire form to get
***** Email from Wu on 4/15/2009
Greetings. I came by your extremely useful and informative website. I want to apply for my Green Card at the earliest, but keep getting different opinions from different people, so I am confused as hell now!
I am from China, and I am currently working as a Research Associate on H1B visa in a university's Health Science Center. I would like to apply for Green Card, I have a Master's in Biotechnology from a university at Boston, I wanted to know if I can apply for Green Card, because somebody told me that it is easy to apply for a Green Card if you have a PhD, rather than a MS?
I am attaching my resume for your review.
***** Email from Park on 4/2/2009
employer will not sponsor my green card, since I am not a full time
faculty there. I need to sponsor myself. I would like to know what are
the chances of my application being accepted in these circumstances.
Please see the attached Resume.
***** Email from Anand on 3/23/2009
Thank you for answering my previous doubts. And I finished reading all the package DIY package of Multinational Executive or Manager. and it's really helpful, very detailed and rich and its content! I'm very satisfied with my purchase!
I would just like to ask only one more question at this time: Since I read that it's possible to file the I-140 and I-485 concurrently, under the new regulations of USCIS, can I also file the form I-485, any time after I file form I-140 to the appropriate Service Center, or does it have to be exactly at the same time of filing?
The reason for this doubt it's because I am not going to have enough time to provide all the documents and translations as well, in order to prepare to file for adjustment of status. So to be more specific in that question, can I file form I-485 for example 1 month or even 2 months after filing I-140, considering that the VISA DATES are CURRENT, for the Multinational Executive or Manager employment-based category ?
Thank you again for all your help,
***** Email from Kristina on 3/14/2009
I have purchases the package of NIW, and I self petitioned a EB2 NIW. I filed a I-140 Form in January and my case still pending. I work for the USDA based in New York State, and would like to know if I can move to another USDA Institute based in Illinois.
The employer would be the same but different units.
The job position and title is the same. I would be working in the same area of expertise however in different projects.
***** Email from Arun on 3/3/2009
Dear Dr William,
Thank you for your time again.
***** Email from Jia on 2/26/2009
Hello Customer Service,
***** Email from Bitumen on 2/12/2009
I am a post-doc at NIH, been post-doc in US about 5 years, have 1 7 publications, have officially reviewed papers, obtained several scholarships, have high profile recommendation letters, I want to use your "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for for EB1-Extraortinary Ability".
Does application signify dual intent and so impair TN renewal? If so, should I apply immediately after my next yearly TN renewal? Will a year be enough time? assuming I will use the "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for for EB1-Extraortinary Ability".
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
***** Email from Anota on 2/4/2009
Dear Greencardapply Service,
How are you? I was a client of your service last year. Thank you very much for your help. I applied for NIW with your great help. The petition is pending at this moment.
Currently, I am a graduate student at a university near Boston. My visa status is F-1. My entry visa to U.S. has expired. I recently got a job interview in Canada. The employer wants me to visit their office in Toronto next Monday. I learned that international students can come back to U.S. within 30 days after visiting Canada on an expired U.S. visa.
In order to qualify for this automatic revalidation provision, though, I have to have "maintained and intends to resume nonimmigrant status". Would having a permanent resident petition pending may signal an intent to become an immigrant and may disqualify me from re-entering the US?
Thanks a lot.
***** Email from Chen on 1/26/2009
Greetings. I am writing to enquire about the possibility of applying for a Green Card under EB1-Outstanding Professor. I have visited your very helpful web site many times.
I currently hold a
position as a “Visiting Assistant professor” in a liberal college.
This is my second year in the 3 year appointment. I hold a H-1B visa.
I am looking forward to
Thanks and regards,
***** Email from Dhunna on 1/17/2009
I got valuable immigration information from your well designed web-site.
I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in a non-profit organization. please take a look the attached my resume, and advice me on my situation.
I am on a H1B visa and have been working for past 6 months, I have a 2 year old daughter who was born here in the
US. I completed my PhD. from a U.S. university in chemistry, and currently have 8 publications in good
journals. Please advice if I can apply for Green Card and in which category. I really appreciate your time and help.
***** Email from Kavi on 1/11/2009
I am interested in buying your do-it-yourself package for applying for a green card. I heard very positive things about your good service and excellent DIY Green Card application packages from a friend of mine, so I wanted to take this opportunity to ask few quick questions.
I am an Electrical/Software Engineer in DC at FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Federal government. Now, although I was hired by my department for a civil service position, I am a Canadian citizen. So I have to get my TN1 renewed every year, which I find really annoying. I have a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (from Canadian University on Scholarship) where I specialized in Software/Systems development. My Canadian employer actually had a contract with Fisher clinicals, so I would fly to Chicago regularly to deploy our biomed systems in their facility.
So my question is please let me know what is the best course of action for me to obtain a green card.
***** Email from Zhang on 1/3/2009
The information provided on your website is very impressive. I am interested in your "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package" of J-1 waiver.
I came to Phoenix on J -1 visa as a researcher last year. I want know how to apply for J-1 Waiver in my field. What is success rate in this category? What are documents required to file my application? I am interested in getting your package for J-1 waiver. Is everything I need in one package? If so which one do I order?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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