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Pointers for EB1/NIW filings

The following pointers have emerged from recent cases and comments from USCIS:

1. Make sure you document the citation records (to show how many hits the journal gets), impact factor and circulation figures of the journals in which your publications appear.

2. (This we already knew) Recommendations from people who know you personally carry less weight than from those who know you by reputation.

3. Emphasize/document the "international" nature of your accomplishments.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Guestbook Entry for Ashok , United States

Name: 
Ashok
State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I first time contacted Rajiv in January 2007 by sending my CV and asked his opinion about EB1 success.

He called me next day and said that you have 50-50 chance to get EB1 approval. Immediately, we started working and in April 2007 we filed the I-140.

Since it was premier processing we got the RFE in 10 days, i was disappointed and Rajiv convinced me not to worry we will take care of it.

Both Rajiv and his team composed of Diane worked with me to collect more evidence and response the RFE in August 07, and Approval came in Sept 07.

Then they filed I-485 in Oct 2008, and Approval came today.

In summary, i would recommend all my friend and relative to hire Rajiv 's services for immigration purpose. I had an excellent working experience with his team and most importantly very nominal charges.

Thanks Rajiv and Diane for bringing freedom in my life.

GOOD JOB

EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers/Professors, International Managers/Executive

Under the various employment based categories, Category I based permanent residency is the most difficult to obtain. Initially, the foreign national must determine if he/she is eligible for lawful permanent residency according to the USCIS guidelines. 

An applicant filing an EB1 alien of extraordinary ability application may self-petition, but an applicant filing under outstanding researcher and/or professor and multinational manager must have a sponsoring employer.

Ph.D in Engineering – EB1 AEA

We won a case for a Ph.D. in computer science/engineering who had over nine years of experience. The applicant held various positions at highly prestigious research institutes in the world. His expertise was considered a cut above the rest and therefore ranked as one of the top in his field. He was a noted author for several scientific journals and posted many conference publications, technical reports and book chapters. He was the recipient of notable awards for extraordinary achievement.

Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems – Geomatic Engineering – EB1 OR and P

We won a case for a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems – Geomatic Engineering.  He had over eight years of teaching experience and ten years of research experience.  His unique background landed him a position abroad as a critical member of a high-level research team.

Filing EB1 while EB2 AOS is pending

I am thinking about applying for green card under EB-1A or EB-1B. Currently I have an approved I-140 (2005, EB2). I have a few questions:
Q.a) Is the EB1A or EB1-B I-140 premium processed?

Q.b) Do I need to submit another set of I-485 with the EB-1 application even though the EB-2 I-485 are pending with USCIS?

Q.c) Which option would be better for me - EB-1A or EB-1B? I am currently an associate professor at XXX University.
 

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Basic Criteria for Extraordinary Ability

This morning, I was working on explaining to a client (whom I respect greatly), one of the foremost musicians from India, how EB1 (Extraordinary Ability) category applies to musicians and performers. As I was sending him the basic information on EB1 category, I thought I will share the general criteria with all of you. This information is for EA, generally and applies to all fields - not just music. See attached.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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Guestbook Entry for Keyoor Gosalia , United States

Name: 
Keyoor Gosalia
State: 
IL
Green Card: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

Law offices of Rajiv S. Khanna has provided excellent service in getting my I-140 approved (EB1-OR) within a few months.
I have dealt with other law firms before and I have no hesitation in reserving the highest praise for the supporting staff and attorney Rajiv Khanna. Mr. Khanna has been very straightforward, understanding, committed,
and singularly knowledgeable.
Incredibly, he agreed to a consultation (where he reviewed my eligibility under this
category) even before I had hired his services !
EB1 has its own set of complex requirements for both the
candidate and the employer. I have been very impressed with the way Mr. Khanna could explain these and appeased the doubts/hesitation of my managers. I have found him to be very approachable, generous and always willing to help in just about every issue regarding my immigration and legal status in the US.
My case manager, Diane Lombardo, has been extremely patient, supportive and prompt in responding to my innumerable
queries. She was instrumental in preparing the petition very meticulously . Over the last several months I have
been amazed at her committment and helpfulness.
As I understand, EB1 cases are difficult and I believe Mr. Khanna and Diane Lombardo have used all their experience to handle this I-140 petition in the most professional and satisfactory manner.
Thank you very much to attorney Khanna and his team !

Guestbook Entry for Senthil Sambandam , United States

Name: 
Senthil Sambandam
Green Card: 
State: 
NY
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I am happy to inform my dependents received their green cards last week. Mine is also approved. We had filed under EB1-OR category. Thanks to the excellent team with Rajiv's office and in particular Diane Lombardo for preparing all our petitions with high quality. Rajiv was available to me anytime I had a question. I really recommend this law firm for anyone in immigration process beacsue of their quality work and infact lower legal fees.

Guestbook Entry for Richard Craig , United States

Name: 
Richard Craig
Green Card: 
State: 
NY
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

I have recently recieved a 3 year work visa and i found the service provided by Vikas Vikram in particular of the highest order and i look forward to working with them again in the future for my colleagues

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