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Tagged: EB-1/NIW

Visa Bulletin Predictions – June 2017 and Beyond

The man behind the visa bulletin, Charlie Oppenheim, has recently shared some of his predictions and insights into the visa bulletin with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The highlights include: EB-1 and EB-2 Worldwide: There has been a “dramatic” increase in the demand in these categories, and there may be a cut-off date over […]

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EB-1 and NIW: Self-Petition Without a Permanent Job Offer

Generally speaking, employment-based permanent residence options require that an employer sponsor the foreign national, and that the foreign national have a permanent job offer. However, there are a couple of exceptions to this, including the EB-1 “alien of extraordinary ability” category, as well as the EB-2 National Interest Waiver category. For either of these categories, a […]

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Green Cards for Postdoctoral Researcher Scholars: Easier to Obtain a Green Card on H-1B than on J-1?

Many postdocs working in the US as research scholars are here on the J-1 visa. The J-1 visa is a temporary visa classification, and it actually does not allow for dual intent. Dual intent refers to the idea that a foreign national can hold a particular temporary visa classification and have the permanent residence (green […]

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What Are the Requirements for the EB-1 Visa (Alien of Extraordinary Ability/Outstanding Researcher or Professor) or National Interest Waiver Petition?

Are you thinking of applying for the EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary/Outstanding Researcher or Professor visa classification? Or perhaps the EB-2 National Interest Waiver? If so, you may find it helpful to have a list of the types of documentation that is required for these applications. While not every type of documentation is required for each […]

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Now’s Your Chance to File Your National Interest Waiver Petition!

The November visa bulletin was recently published, and it *finally* shows that the EB-2 “worldwide” category will be current in November! What  does this mean for you? Basically, it means that if you were born in a country other than China or India, you can file the National Interest Waiver petition (fast-track green card application) […]

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Big Opportunity Coming in October for Your Green Card Filing – Get Started Now!

The new fiscal year starts in October for USCIS and Department of State, and with the fresh fall weather comes fresh opportunities for green cards. As always, there will be a limited number of green cards available, and the season starts soon! In October 2012, the following will happen: The EB-1 category (for aliens of extraordinary […]

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Three keys to successful letters of recommendation for fast-track petitions (EB-1/NIW)!

Key # 1: Make sure you have the “right” number of letters for your petition There is no set number of letters of recommendation that is required in the regulations. The specific number used in any given case will depend in part on the quality and amount of other evidence available. In some cases, more […]

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