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Hi;

after reading about different types of GC available for professionals, I'm little confused.

I don't want to use sponsor, and I don't have job offer, so I need to be able to self petition.

I think there are two categories where I would have a chance:

EB-1 Outstanding Researcher/Professor or National Interest Waiver/Extraordinary Ability

I do have masters degree, I'm in program to get PhD, field is chemistry and synthetic biology. I do have few, but not too many publications, several conference presentations and talks. I'm form Czech Republic, so there is not sooo many people from my country around using up limits (like some Asia or South America countries). I'm currently on F visa.

Anybody has experience with similar situation?

I know I can get attorney, and probably I will do it eventually, but I want objective advice now. I feel like if I go to the attorney, she or he will say sure, you have chance for green card, just to get me to hire him.

Thank you!

tea.

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If you go with a lawyer, make sure that lawyer is well versed in what you are trying to do, dont just pick any lawyer. Interview with a few of them and do your best not to fall for " quick answers " and tricks by some of them.

Other then that im not sure of professional visas, good luck, hope you are able to figure some things out and get started to a GC.


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Hi;

after reading about different types of GC available for professionals, I'm little confused.

I don't want to use sponsor, and I don't have job offer, so I need to be able to self petition.

I think there are two categories where I would have a chance:

EB-1 Outstanding Researcher/Professor or National Interest Waiver/Extraordinary Ability

I do have masters degree, I'm in program to get PhD, field is chemistry and synthetic biology. I do have few, but not too many publications, several conference presentations and talks. I'm form Czech Republic, so there is not sooo many people from my country around using up limits (like some Asia or South America countries). I'm currently on F visa.

Anybody has experience with similar situation?

I know I can get attorney, and probably I will do it eventually, but I want objective advice now. I feel like if I go to the attorney, she or he will say sure, you have chance for green card, just to get me to hire him.

Thank you!

tea.

See if your current university can get you an H1B after you get your PhD and later sponsor your green card. I have seen this path a lot at universities if you're in a highly demanded field.


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well, my university does sponsor green cards, but it's unlikely I'll stay here after graduation, it's Harvard, veeeery HARD to stay in, and anyway usually you're supposed to look for postdock in different place than you got PhD. So, I could wait until I move in to postdock position, but I would like to try getting a green card now , before I graduate.

I do have masters already, unlike most grad students, that's why I would like to try with GC.

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Sounds like your best bet is Marriage or the DREAM Act.


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Doing a postdoc at an institute for few years and under a mentor whose willing to get u a green card should help u.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I am sorry if I sound rude, but you have been reapting you have masters, sorry my friend you cannot just get a GC coz you have masters. There are tons of student who get a masters and get a GC, but they have an employeer who files a petition on their behalf and with masters you will have to take the same route too.

Even with PHD, I am not very sure if you can just sponsor your GC. What I mean is you can sponsor your GC but not very sure if it will be granted or not.

So best option for you would be find an employeer who is willing to file a H1b for you and then later they can file a GC for you.

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