PhD students and eligibility for EB-2 NIW and working on F-1 OPT

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1) Is it possible for current PhD students to apply for EB-2 NIW?
I have been through websites where they have said It's Possible, but then why is it not possible for current MS students?
2) Is it possible to work and study in F-1 OPT after completing the degree?
 

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Sure, you can apply for any of these green cards while you are still a student.

Please go through my article in The Economic Times: 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/migrate/can-student-visa-holders-apply-for-a-green-card/articleshow/83976519.cms

NIW laws require only that you possess an advanced degree. A Master’s degree is an advanced degree.

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