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Should you use immigration lawyers for your EB-1A petition?

This website is mainly focused on those petitioners interested on a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) green card preparation for their EB-1A application. However, it is important to put all options on the table, including the possibility of hiring an immigration attorney. If you are interested on this option, you should also be prepared to make the best …

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The path from O-1 Visa to EB-1A green card: Is it a guaranteed success?

The journey to obtaining a green card in the United States can be long and certainly complex. If you currently hold an O-1 visa and are considering applying for an EB-1A green card, you may be wondering if your O-1 visa status automatically qualifies you for this green card category for which you can self-petition …

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Publications and citations for EB-1A green card

In this article, I will discuss the most frequently asked questions for researchers considering applying for an EB-1A green card. And those are the ones related to scientific publications and number of citations.  This is because one of the 10 regulatory criteria that a petitioner can use to prove extraordinary ability is “Evidence of your authorship of …

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Crafting effective EB-1A recommendation letters

Why EB-1A Recommendation  Letters Matter Recommendation letters play a crucial role in EB-1A petitions, even though they are not officially required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These letters help establish your extraordinary abilities, achievements, and the broader impact of your work. Not including recommendation letters in your I-140 application package could be …

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EB-1A cover letter: what it is and how to prepare it

Writing an effective EB-1A cover letter is crucial to obtain approval for permanent residency under this category. The EB1A cover letter summarizes all the key evidence that the applicant provides to the USCIS officer so they can review the case. In this document, the petitioner provides arguments that he or she meets the requirements for the …

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Comparing EB-1A and EB-2 NIW green cards: which one is right for you?

As you explore your options for obtaining a green card in the United States, you may find yourself considering the EB-1A and EB-2 NIW categories. While these two categories share some similarities, such as allowing self-petitioning and targeting highly skilled individuals, they also have notable differences. In this article, I’ll help you understand the key similarities and …

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