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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Goke7: 10:55am On Jan 22
mechango:
Hi Friends,

Any idea on what a Trump presidency would mean for this category of visa. I am afraid that he might win the Nov'24 election. This is also because of his pronouncement on a clampdown on immigration, whether legal or illegal.

What are your thoughts, colleagues?

it's a legislative act so only congress can stop it, no President can

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Abaasit4real(m): 3:52pm On Jan 22
Hello everyone. I’m a 25year old with MSc in cybersecurity from the uk. I want to know if I have a shot at the EB2-NIW visa please ?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by fOFT: 3:53pm On Jan 22
Abaasit4real:
Hello everyone. I’m a 25year old with MSc in cybersecurity from the uk. I want to know if I have a shot at the EB2-NIW visa please ?
Yes, you do!
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Abaasit4real(m): 3:57pm On Jan 22
Aku660:


I would advise you send your CV to an immigration attorney for evaluation to determine your eligibility. The evaluation is free.

You can decide to use the attorney or not after the evaluation. At least most of your questions will be answered.

I used Chen attorney also known as Wegreen for my EB2 NIW, which was approved.



There are different attorneys.




Hello. Please can I talk to you? I’m interested in applying for the EB2-NIW visa too, I want to know the attorney and if you can recommend me using the attorney too. Please I await your reply. Thank you.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Abaasit4real(m): 3:58pm On Jan 22
fOFT:

Yes, you do!

Thank you very much. Did you apply for the visa or know anyone that did? I have some questions please.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by fOFT: 5:09pm On Jan 22
Abaasit4real:


Thank you very much. Did you apply for the visa or know anyone that did? I have some questions please.
Baba, enter DM
Yes, I know someone with a B.Sc. and 5 years of progressive experience who followed this route.
I know someone who completed his M.Sc. in STEM and is in the process of getting the visa through consular processing
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Abaasit4real(m): 5:42pm On Jan 22
fOFT:

Baba, enter DM
Yes, I know someone with a B.Sc. and 5 years of progressive experience who followed this route.
I know someone who completed his M.Sc. in STEM and is in the process of getting the visa through consular processing


I sent a dm already. How can I reach you please ?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by nancysalazr7: 7:27pm On Jan 22
Employment-based immigration in the United States encompasses a range of visa categories designed to bring foreign workers to the country for various employment purposes. These categories include the EB visas (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5), which are intended for individuals with exceptional skills, advanced degrees, or specific work qualifications, as well as special immigrants and investors. Additionally, the H-1B visa caters to skilled professionals in specialty occupations, while the L-1 visa facilitates the transfer of employees within multinational companies. The O-1 visa is reserved for individuals with extraordinary abilities in fields like arts, sciences, and athletics. Each of these visa categories has its own eligibility requirements and pathways to permanent residency, making the U.S. a destination for talent and expertise from around the world.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by dozzynet(m): 8:26pm On Jan 22
fOFT:

Baba, enter DM
Yes, I know someone with a B.Sc. and 5 years of progressive experience who followed this route.
I know someone who completed his M.Sc. in STEM and is in the process of getting the visa through consular processing


Bro can u dm you please?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Fusion23: 8:42pm On Jan 22
Hello folks ,

I just got my EB 2 NIW petition approved,

Paid premium processing so it was approved in 5 days.

Can someone please enlighten me on the process lenght ?

My priority date is Jan 14 , 2024..
whats next ..do I just keep waiting ..seems the EB2 NIW is a long long wait time.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by koreanlord: 9:01pm On Jan 22
Fusion23:
Hello folks , back again on nairaland after alost 5 years ..moved from naija to canada now trying to move to USA.

I just got my EB 2 NIW petition approved,

Paid premium processing so it was approved in 5 days.

Can someone please enlighten me on the process lenght ?

My priority date is Jan 14 , 2024..
whats next ..do I just keep waiting ..seems the EB2 NIW is a long long wait time.
Hello bro... did you self petition within Canada?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by koreanlord: 10:09pm On Jan 22
NotsonewMary:


Check YouTube, lots of videos and resources on how to label your exhibits and arrange your documents for submission to USCIS
Hello sis... If I live outside of USA, where will I send my documents to?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Fusion23: 10:12pm On Jan 22
koreanlord:
Hello bro... did you self petition within Canada?

Yes , not so sure the location did matter but filed the petition with a usa lawyer and it was in Canada.

Just want to understand the next steps after approval based on the Priority date

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by dozzynet(m): 10:27pm On Jan 22
Fusion23:
Hello folks , back again on nairaland after alost 5 years ..moved from naija to canada now trying to move to USA.

I just got my EB 2 NIW petition approved,

Paid premium processing so it was approved in 5 days.

Can someone please enlighten me on the process lenght ?

My priority date is Jan 14 , 2024..
whats next ..do I just keep waiting ..seems the EB2 NIW is a long long wait time.

Bro can I pm you please?
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Fusion23: 1:12am On Jan 23
dozzynet:


Bro can I pm you please?
ok yes
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Chynwe(f): 2:23am On Jan 23
Congratulations .
Fusion23:
Hello folks ,

I just got my EB 2 NIW petition approved,

Paid premium processing so it was approved in 5 days.

Can someone please enlighten me on the process lenght ?

My priority date is Jan 14 , 2024..
whats next ..do I just keep waiting ..seems the EB2 NIW is a long long wait time.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by lasisig5(m): 8:07am On Jan 23
Good morning everyone, I’m 33 years live in United Kingdom , I hold MSc in public health, I’m interested in the EB-2 visa, I hope my age won’t disqualify me or it doesn’t have anything to do with age.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 8:29am On Jan 23
Fusion23:
Hello folks ,

I just got my EB 2 NIW petition approved,

Paid premium processing so it was approved in 5 days.

Can someone please enlighten me on the process lenght ?

My priority date is Jan 14 , 2024..
whats next ..do I just keep waiting ..seems the EB2 NIW is a long long wait time.

Yes, you’re right!, long long wait time🙃. The next thing for you is patience, brace up cos you’ll need A LOT of it seeing that your priority date is only January 14, 2024.

Congrats on your approval!, the next stage is NVC processing and then your case will be sent to the American embassy in Canada, they’ll be reaching out to you in due time.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 8:40am On Jan 23
koreanlord:
Hello sis... If I live outside of USA, where will I send my documents to? I live in Asia FYI

See information on filing your form I-140 and accompanying documents here:
https://www.uscis.gov/forms/all-forms/direct-filing-addresses-for-form-i-140-immigrant-petition-for-alien-worker
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 1:31pm On Jan 23
lasisig5:
Good morning everyone, I’m 33 years live in United Kingdom , I hold MSc in public health, I’m interested in the EB-2 visa, I hope my age won’t disqualify me or it doesn’t have anything to do with age.

Nope! even if you’re 80yo you can apply as long as you can show proof that your current/future work will benefit the United States significantly i.e., in the national interest of the US, and that you’re well positioned (through your proven record of success etc) to carry out that work.

Please note that having an advanced degree ALONE is not enough grounds to qualify.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by marshallkowope: 1:36pm On Jan 23
Hello
Followed the thread from start to end
I have also skimmed through the documents and publicly available information

I do have a few questions ,i’lld be grateful to have answered.
My background is BSC computer science(Nigeria ) ,MSC Finance(Uk),my master’s thesis was based on blockchain but it isn’t published or reworked.
Work experience-some but not significant (e.g internships,lesser known companies)
Age 24

1) I saw that some stem degrees have some advantages based on the National Science and Technology Council’s Critical and Emerging Technologies List Update 2022
My masters degree and thiesis …are based on and covers
Financial Technologies
• Distributed ledger technologies
• Digital assets
• Digital payment technologies
• Digital identity infrastructure

Based on this can I apply on basis of this right away…or I have to work on reworking my thiesis and co authoring some relevant papers in the coming months


If I can apply right away.would reworking and publishing my thesis make a stronger case


2)I checked the visa bulletin for February..it says filing date is something like 15/feb/2023

Does this mean that it’s not worth it to do premium processing for consular processing since backlog is already a year behind and I-140 takes 10-11months to come out with regular processing

Also is there a scope to the visa bulletin something I saw something about applying before fiscial year ends or once it begins .

3) lastly with regards to lawyer
Does applying with a lawyer have significant difference compared to doing self research and applying for one’s self.
Basically is the lawyer fee worth it or it’s something that can be easily done with self research

Thank you very much in advance
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Koldfuzhion: 2:44pm On Jan 23
adedammy009:

Any update with your interview. How did it go?
Awaiting the goodnews!

The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. The CGI folks checked my appointment letter to ensure that I was scheduled for the day. Once confirmed, I was allowed in and told to arrange my documents in the order described in the interview invitation mail.

When I got into the visa hall. I was initially called for document verification at a window. All of my original documents were collected including my original school certificates. These were compared with the information that I submitted to NVC which had been mailed to them.

Once done, I was told to sit and wait till my number was called. There was no particular order to the way that applicants were called for the interview with the consular officers. After an hour, I was called by one of the officers.Below are some of the questions he asked:

Have you ever lived in any other country for more than 6 months?
Are you currently employed and where do you work?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where are you going to in the US and what are you going to do there?
Do you have any professional certifications along with your academic credentials?
Have you ever changed your name?
Do you have other dependents that aren't applying with you?

Once he was done with his notes, he mentioned that I had been approved and he gave me a white slip. He held on to my passport, but returned all my original documents that I had submitted during the initial screening.

The main takeaway is that even though the consular officer is not readjudicating the petition, they're validating the legitimacy of the application from an immigration perspective.

Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.

Wishing you all the best in your journey.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by KemsyDA: 3:13pm On Jan 23
Congratulations!!!

Koldfuzhion:


The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. The CGI folks checked my appointment letter to ensure that I was scheduled for the day. Once confirmed, I was allowed in and told to arrange my documents in the order described in the interview invitation mail.

When I got into the visa hall. I was initially called for document verification at a window. All of my original documents were collected including my original school certificates. These were compared with the information that I submitted to NVC which had been mailed to them.

Once done, I was told to sit and wait till my number was called. There was no particular order to the way that applicants were called for the interview with the consular officers. After an hour, I was called by one of the officers.Below are some of the questions he asked:

Have you ever lived in any other country for more than 6 months?
Are you currently employed and where do you work?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where are you going to in the US and what are you going to do there?
Do you have any professional certifications along with your academic credentials?
Have you ever changed your name?
Do you have other dependents that aren't applying with you?

Once he was done with his notes, he mentioned that I had been approved and he gave me a white slip. He held on to my passport, but returned all my original documents that I had submitted during the initial screening.

The main takeaway is that even though the consular officer is not readjudicating the petition, they're validating the legitimacy of the application from an immigration perspective.

Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.

Wishing you all the best in your journey.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by TinFoil100: 4:14pm On Jan 23
Koldfuzhion:
The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. Wishing you all the best in your journey.
Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.
Thanks for the update. best wishes in your journey ahead.

sidebar: can't imagine waiting for a year to provide inconsistent info to the consular. that sucks!!
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 6:29pm On Jan 23
Koldfuzhion:


The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. The CGI folks checked my appointment letter to ensure that I was scheduled for the day. Once confirmed, I was allowed in and told to arrange my documents in the order described in the interview invitation mail.

When I got into the visa hall. I was initially called for document verification at a window. All of my original documents were collected including my original school certificates. These were compared with the information that I submitted to NVC which had been mailed to them.

Once done, I was told to sit and wait till my number was called. There was no particular order to the way that applicants were called for the interview with the consular officers. After an hour, I was called by one of the officers.Below are some of the questions he asked:

Have you ever lived in any other country for more than 6 months?
Are you currently employed and where do you work?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where are you going to in the US and what are you going to do there?
Do you have any professional certifications along with your academic credentials?
Have you ever changed your name?
Do you have other dependents that aren't applying with you?

Once he was done with his notes, he mentioned that I had been approved and he gave me a white slip. He held on to my passport, but returned all my original documents that I had submitted during the initial screening.

The main takeaway is that even though the consular officer is not readjudicating the petition, they're validating the legitimacy of the application from an immigration perspective.

Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.

Wishing you all the best in your journey.

Congratulations!!🎉🎊🎈🍾

We need more of these on this thread.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 6:37pm On Jan 23
TinFoil100:


Madame Mary i no vex again at the same time i no fit vex for you. Apologies if you caught the stray while addressing the issue , it was intentional . Great to hear about completion of your process, will send some fayrouz your way.

Haha @It was intentional. I like you already!🤣🤣
Please I don’t want fayrouz oh, Dollarzzz ni mo fe, should I send akant details?😌

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 6:40pm On Jan 23
marshallkowope:
Hello
Followed the thread from start to end
I have also skimmed through the documents and publicly available information

I do have a few questions ,i’lld be grateful to have answered.
My background is BSC computer science(Nigeria ) ,MSC Finance(Uk),my master’s thesis was based on blockchain but it isn’t published or reworked.
Work experience-some but not significant (e.g internships,lesser known companies)
Age 24

1) I saw that some stem degrees have some advantages based on the National Science and Technology Council’s Critical and Emerging Technologies List Update 2022
My masters degree and thiesis …are based on and covers
Financial Technologies
• Distributed ledger technologies
• Digital assets
• Digital payment technologies
• Digital identity infrastructure

Based on this can I apply on basis of this right away…or I have to work on reworking my thiesis and co authoring some relevant papers in the coming months


If I can apply right away.would reworking and publishing my thesis make a stronger case


2)I checked the visa bulletin for February..it says filing date is something like 15/feb/2023

Does this mean that it’s not worth it to do premium processing for consular processing since backlog is already a year behind and I-140 takes 10-11months to come out with regular processing

Also is there a scope to the visa bulletin something I saw something about applying before fiscial year ends or once it begins .

3) lastly with regards to lawyer
Does applying with a lawyer have significant difference compared to doing self research and applying for one’s self.
Basically is the lawyer fee worth it or it’s something that can be easily done with self research

Thank you very much in advance

So, what are you proposing as your endeavor??. You need to write that in layman’s terms.

You can check @eb2niw page on Instagram for ideas on how to compose a clear and concise proposed endeavor. (see images attached)

In my opinion, premium processing is not worth it at this time because wait times are crazy right now. But if you have extra $2500 that you’re not using, why not! lol. You’ll get a decision quicker plus have peace of mind.
Please note that average processing time for regular I-140 for EB2NIW (without premium processing) is now 3 to 4 months, I’ve even seen some approval in 2 months. Also, premium processing fees will be increasing sometime in February. I don’t have time to check the exact details of the new fees, but it’s sha less than $3k.

Asking if a lawyers fee is worth it or not is subjective. If you’re confident about completing the process by yourself, go for it and save yourself the extra attorney fees. If not, then get all the assistance you need!. The most important thing is to get your petition approved.

Lastly, you can attach your unpublished thesis as part of your application packet , you can note that work is in progress on getting it published. However, if you get a chance to get it published before you put in your application that’s great too.

Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Aku660: 7:07pm On Jan 23
Congratulations! This is the news I've been longing for. It gives assurance to those of us who are waiting for IL. Did they give reasons for the delay in interview?
Koldfuzhion:


The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. The CGI folks checked my appointment letter to ensure that I was scheduled for the day. Once confirmed, I was allowed in and told to arrange my documents in the order described in the interview invitation mail.

When I got into the visa hall. I was initially called for document verification at a window. All of my original documents were collected including my original school certificates. These were compared with the information that I submitted to NVC which had been mailed to them.

Once done, I was told to sit and wait till my number was called. There was no particular order to the way that applicants were called for the interview with the consular officers. After an hour, I was called by one of the officers.Below are some of the questions he asked:

Have you ever lived in any other country for more than 6 months?
Are you currently employed and where do you work?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where are you going to in the US and what are you going to do there?
Do you have any professional certifications along with your academic credentials?
Have you ever changed your name?
Do you have other dependents that aren't applying with you?

Once he was done with his notes, he mentioned that I had been approved and he gave me a white slip. He held on to my passport, but returned all my original documents that I had submitted during the initial screening.

The main takeaway is that even though the consular officer is not readjudicating the petition, they're validating the legitimacy of the application from an immigration perspective.

Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.

Wishing you all the best in your journey.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Aku660: 7:14pm On Jan 23
Yes, you can. However I stated that I used Chen attorney as you can see.
Abaasit4real:





Hello. Please can I talk to you? I’m interested in applying for the EB2-NIW visa too, I want to know the attorney and if you can recommend me using the attorney too. Please I await your reply. Thank you.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by olig(m): 7:25pm On Jan 23
Congratulations 🎊
And thanks for the update.


Koldfuzhion:


The interview went well, I received the visa approval. I got to the Lagos consulate 30mins before the interview time. The CGI folks checked my appointment letter to ensure that I was scheduled for the day. Once confirmed, I was allowed in and told to arrange my documents in the order described in the interview invitation mail.

When I got into the visa hall. I was initially called for document verification at a window. All of my original documents were collected including my original school certificates. These were compared with the information that I submitted to NVC which had been mailed to them.

Once done, I was told to sit and wait till my number was called. There was no particular order to the way that applicants were called for the interview with the consular officers. After an hour, I was called by one of the officers.Below are some of the questions he asked:

Have you ever lived in any other country for more than 6 months?
Are you currently employed and where do you work?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where are you going to in the US and what are you going to do there?
Do you have any professional certifications along with your academic credentials?
Have you ever changed your name?
Do you have other dependents that aren't applying with you?

Once he was done with his notes, he mentioned that I had been approved and he gave me a white slip. He held on to my passport, but returned all my original documents that I had submitted during the initial screening.

The main takeaway is that even though the consular officer is not readjudicating the petition, they're validating the legitimacy of the application from an immigration perspective.

Most importantly, ensure that you're consistent in all of the information provided, as I saw a lot of people get entangled by providing inconsistent or incomplete information to the consular which led to the dreaded 221g refusal.

Wishing you all the best in your journey.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by TinFoil100: 7:55pm On Jan 23
NotsonewMary:


Haha @It was intentional. I like you already!🤣🤣
Please I don’t want fayrouz oh, Dollarzzz ni mo fe, should I send akant details?😌
DM zelle or account info for panera or chipotle lunch. Serious no audio!!
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 8:23pm On Jan 23
TinFoil100:

DM zelle or account info for panera or chipotle lunch. Serious no audio!!

Awww, TinFoil with the dollarzzzz oh.🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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