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Chances of L1A to EB1

What is the chance for a L1A visa holder of 7 years to qualify for a EB1 category. Catch here is the original company which provided the L1A visa will not apply for GC. If the person moves to another company on H1 Visa can the new company file for GC under EB1 based on the previous 7 years of L1A status .

No, sorry. The basis of an International Manager's or Executive's EB-1 filing is that you must have been employed abroad with a related company for one year. Since you will not be able to meet that criterion, I do not see how that type of EB-1 can be filed through a new company.

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EB-1 Visa Processing for medical doctors

I am working towards filing under EB-1 green card, currently on H-1B. Is there a certain number of publications in peer reviewed journals, presentations at international meetings that would make the application more likely to go through than not?

Number of publications, impact factor of journals and number of citations - that is what they look at these days.

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Outstanding researcher

I'm a researcher at a university and I will probably try to apply for EB1, Outstanding Researcher. I'm currently on an H-1 (since Oct. 2007). Are there certain stages in the process in which I won't be able to travel outside the US?

I cannot think of any stage at which you cannot travel. Good luck!

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EB1 Extraordinary ability

I filed my EB1 and EB2 NIW together, EB1 was denied but EB2 NIW was approved. I refiled EB1. I am a physician at one of top university , with many publications, presentations and offers from top league universities. There are only 12 people in the whole US that do same thing as I do in my clinical speciality. However I do not have any awards. What are the chances that my second filing of EB1 may go through.

Impossible to answer, Doc. This is like diagnosing a patient without access to the patient or his records. Impossible for me to say. I do not know your case.

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Considering EB-1 application (research)

I have been working as part of a research group in a bank over the last 4 years. I am a ranked research analyst on wall street and My work has been quoted in popular media, our research has been uploaded to government organisation webpages and have been referenced by government officials. I have also published 50+ articles over the last 2 yrs. The catch is that I may be moving from a research role to a trading role (my primary function will not be research). What do you think my changes are for EB-1 (b) and would this change totally eliminate me from applying?

There are two ways to approach this: Extraordinary ability alien (where the position need not be connected with research) and Outstanding Researcher, if you intend to go back to research upon approval of your green card.

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If my company applies EB1

If my company applies EB1 this month (Aug, 09), and everything goes well, by when should I expect my green card? What are the disadvantages of applying under EB1?

Too many variables. IF the priority dates remain current AND IF USCIS follows its average processing times and IF you file I-140 premium processing concurrently with your I-485, you MAY get green card approval within one year. I see no disadvantage.

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I was married 9 years ago, getting divorced - EB1

I was married 9 years ago and am now getting divorced. My wife’s green card was granted on the basis of my EB1 filing. To ensure that her GC remains valid, is there a period of time that we need to wait after the GC approval date before filing for divorce? If there’s no such requirement, is it okay to state that we separated over a year ago (prior to the GC approval) on the divorce papers?

First rule of all immigration filings is to state the truth. As to how they will view separation, I do not know if there is any specific law on this out there. My GUESS is, separation is NOT divorce. There can always be reconciliation. Hence, she should be permitted to keep her green card.

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EB-1 derivative green card delayed

My company filed an EB1 in 2005 for me; my wife was part of the same filing. I received my Green Card in April 06 but my wife’s application is still pending. We contact the USCIS every 6 month and each time they send a standard letter telling us to check back in 6 months. Actually, one time the letter said check back in 3 months but the last letter went back to the normal 6 months. She went for fingerprinting in 2006 and 2007 but we have not received any requests since then. Is there anything that we can do?

Contact your Congressman. See the suggestions on this page: http://www.immigration.com/issues-relating-delays-various-immigration-ma...

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