I'm PhD candidate, expecting to graduate soon. I have 2 peer review publications, with 29 citations. I have 1 manuscript in review, and 2 others drafts being prepared. I have attended 8 conferences and have oral or poster presentations. I hope to work in F1 OPT right after graduation. Could you please suggest me about chances of NIW approval and a good time to apply. Many thanks.
Based on what you’ve written, it sounds like you meet the basic qualifications for an EB 2- special ability candidate; however, it is difficult to provide statistics on your chances of approval, especially without knowing a variety of things, such as what is your field of study (as a general rule, science and technology fields will have a better shot at approval than arts and literature) and what you will be doing. It would be a good investment to consult with an attorney with experience in immigration through employment for a better idea of your chances.
These responses are general and could vary depending on individual facts. As always, it is best to seek the advice of an attorney when pursuing any immigration benefit.
That information is not sufficient to know the statistical probability of approval. At issue is whether it is against the national interest to require alien certification, and not merely you ability.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
It isn't really just a numbers game. All of what you mention counts, but doesn't say anything about whether it will be approved, especially the national interest part. You should meet with an attorney who is experienced int his type of case to review exactly what your work is about and the potential future applications. If your work is particularly compelling, it can overcome other things.
This reply is intended only as general information and does not constitute legal advice in any particular case. This reply does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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