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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by studyless123: 3:38pm On Jan 04, 2023
Koldfuzhion:


Has anyone received any invitation letters from the US Consulate in Lagos for the EB category recently? It seems they're issuing letters for IR/CR categories, but I'm not sure about EB. Any information on this will be much appreciated.

I don't know what you consider recent sir. Nigerians have never had it better this past year. Generally the num of EB visas issued was double the typical num. I know of a case in Oct and Nov.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by studyless123: 3:41pm On Jan 04, 2023
chibertha:
thank you
i sent you a pm

I'll find a way to check ma. It was a temp mail.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Koldfuzhion: 7:00pm On Jan 04, 2023
studyless123:


I don't know what you consider recent sir. Nigerians have never had it better this past year. Generally the num of EB visas issued was double the typical num. I know of a case in Oct and Nov.

That's great to hear. I got DQ in Sept 2022, so was wondering how long I had to wait before getting an IL.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adedammy009: 9:29pm On Jan 04, 2023
Koldfuzhion:


That's great to hear. I got DQ in Sept 2022, so was wondering how long I had to wait before getting an IL.
Congratulations and speed for the remaining journey ahead. How long did it take from I-140 approval to DQ? Thanks
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by eakhilomen: 9:40pm On Jan 04, 2023
Koldfuzhion:


That's great to hear. I got DQ in Sept 2022, so was wondering how long I had to wait before getting an IL.

Please I want to ask @koldfuzhion.
I am at NVC stage, how do I submit my civil documents and affidavit of support.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by bivoprad(f): 3:46pm On Jan 05, 2023
For EB categories, you schedule your appointment yourself
Koldfuzhion:


Has anyone received any invitation letters from the US Consulate in Lagos for the EB category recently? It seems they're issuing letters for IR/CR categories, but I'm not sure about EB. Any information on this will be much appreciated.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by studyless123: 4:32pm On Jan 05, 2023
Koldfuzhion:


That's great to hear. I got DQ in Sept 2022, so was wondering how long I had to wait before getting an IL.

Congratulations sir. You're at the final lap of the race. Pre-covid USCIS/NVC was the bottleneck in the process but now the interview date is the bottleneck at least in the case of Nigeria. The wait time is longer than usual but things are catching up. You'll get your last letter, they just follow the FIFO method.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 5:28pm On Jan 05, 2023
I’m learning new things!(DQ, IL, FIFO etc smiley). It’s nice to see and learn the nitty-gritty of how the consular processing phase differs from the adjustment of status phase for those outside of or within the United States respectively post I-140 approval.

Kudos to everyone making contributions and keeping the thread active!

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by Koldfuzhion: 5:57pm On Jan 05, 2023
studyless123:


Congratulations sir. You're at the final lap of the race. Pre-covid USCIS/NVC was the bottleneck in the process but now the interview date is the bottleneck at least in the case of Nigeria. The wait time is longer than usual but things are catching up. You'll get your last letter, they just follow the FIFO method.

Thanks very much for your encouragement. Now I realize that patience is a virtue.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 8:48pm On Jan 06, 2023

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 9:00pm On Jan 06, 2023
For people adjusting status, now might be a good time to file before the fees go up.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by calculator123(m): 1:51am On Jan 09, 2023
NotsonewMary:
Welcome to the thread @uchetobi

Happy to share that my I-140 (EB2-NIW) was approved this week! ( such a great Christmas gift lol).

I filed I-140 and I-485 concurrently 5 months back. I completed the whole process myself with help and guidance from a few other friends. I did not employ the services of a lawyer (personal preference though).

I have shared resources and links that were helpful for me on previous pages of this thread.

Goodluck to everyone on this journey, may the odds be in our favor.

I’ll be happy to answer any questions ( as much as is within my knowledge) right here on the thread.

No PM’s please!
Congratulations

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by semmyk(m): 4:12pm On Jan 12, 2023
High impact is subjective. Nonetheless, proving high-impact isn't too difficult; it's not as tricky as it sounds.
chibertha:
He has over 10 high impact publications in engineering they are on his profile in research gate.
That should cover for no. 1 or what do you think?
Generally speaking, your hubby profile looks good-to-go. Kindly pay attention to TWoods' and Studymore123 food-for-thought. Eakhilomen has a good point there.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by semmyk(m): 4:16pm On Jan 12, 2023
Noticed today that there's the O-1A route. Has lots in-similitude to EB-1A and EB2-NIW.
Probably, it should be on a different thread so as not to derail this well-managed EB thread. Kudos to all.

General Eligibility
To qualify for an O-1 visa, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim, or a record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture and television industry, and must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability.
Extraordinary ability in the fields of science, education, business or athletics means a level of expertise indicating that you are one of the small percentage who have arisen to the very top of the field. For detailed information regarding how USCIS evaluates evidence to determine O-1A eligibility, including examples and considerations that are especially relevant for those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, see the USCIS Policy Manual Volume 2, Part M, Chapter 4, Section C, and Appendix: Satisfying the O-1A Evidentiary Requirements.

www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/o-1-visa-individuals-with-extraordinary-ability-or-achievement

Part M: www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-2-part-m-chapter-4#3
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by studyless123: 5:47pm On Jan 12, 2023
semmyk:
Noticed today that there's the O-1A route. Has lots in-similitude to EB-1A and EB2-NIW.
Probably, it should be on a different thread so as not to derail this well-managed EB thread. Kudos to all.

General Eligibility
To qualify for an O-1 visa, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim, or a record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture and television industry, and must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability.
Extraordinary ability in the fields of science, education, business or athletics means a level of expertise indicating that you are one of the small percentage who have arisen to the very top of the field. For detailed information regarding how USCIS evaluates evidence to determine O-1A eligibility, including examples and considerations that are especially relevant for those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, see the USCIS Policy Manual Volume 2, Part M, Chapter 4, Section C, and Appendix: Satisfying the O-1A Evidentiary Requirements.

www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/o-1-visa-individuals-with-extraordinary-ability-or-achievement

Part M: www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-2-part-m-chapter-4#3

The O-1 visa is a temporary visa and you require a sponsor.
It's just a longer route to PR.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adedammy009: 7:34pm On Jan 12, 2023
bivoprad:
For EB categories, you schedule your appointment yourself
How correct is this information. Did you schedule your visa appointment yourself? Thanks
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by semmyk(m): 8:11pm On Jan 12, 2023
Can't agree more. Absolutely, a way longer route to PR. PS: Some come in via 0-1 and stayed back via EB-1,2,3.
studyless123:
The O-1 visa is a temporary visa and you require a sponsor.
It's just a longer route to PR.
... require a sponsor ... | that's where nuances of 0-1A come in. Very trick. Hence, if EB-1A, EB2NIW is sure, why not. Much better option. By the way, that is the objective of this thread.
@All: Kindly note this thread remains focussed on EB-1, ,2, 3 petition towards PR

[one nuance of 0-1] FAQ from USCIS
Q: When an agent performing the function of an employer files a petition, are contracts required with the employers where the beneficiary will be employed?
A. No, in the case of an O petition filed by an agent performing the function of an employer, a contract is not required between the beneficiary and the entities that will ultimately use the beneficiary’s services.

Q. Can partially or fully self-incorporated persons petition for themselves in the O classification?
A. The regulations require that an O petition be filed by a U.S. employer, a U.S. agent, or a foreign employer through a U.S. agent.

Q. Can a foreign employer be a corporation owned by the beneficiary?
A. Yes, but the petition must be filed by a U.S. agent. A foreign employer may be a corporation owned wholly or in part by the beneficiary, but the foreign employer must utilize a U.S. agent to file the petition. A U.S. agent petitioning on behalf of a foreign employer must be authorized to file the petition, and to accept services of process in the United States in proceedings under section 274A of the Act, on behalf of the foreign employer. ... ...
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by TWoods(m): 10:15pm On Jan 12, 2023
semmyk:
Can't agree more. Absolutely, a way longer route to PR. PS: Some come in via 0-1 and stayed back via EB-1,2,3.

... require a sponsor ... | that's where nuances of 0-1A come in. Very trick. Hence, if EB-1A, EB2NIW is sure, why not. Much better option. By the way, that is the objective of this thread.
@All: Kindly note this thread remains focussed on EB-1, ,2, 3 petition towards PR

[one nuance of 0-1] FAQ from USCIS
Q: When an agent performing the function of an employer files a petition, are contracts required with the employers where the beneficiary will be employed?
A. No, in the case of an O petition filed by an agent performing the function of an employer, a contract is not required between the beneficiary and the entities that will ultimately use the beneficiary’s services.

Q. Can partially or fully self-incorporated persons petition for themselves in the O classification?
A. The regulations require that an O petition be filed by a U.S. employer, a U.S. agent, or a foreign employer through a U.S. agent.

Q. Can a foreign employer be a corporation owned by the beneficiary?
A. Yes, but the petition must be filed by a U.S. agent. A foreign employer may be a corporation owned wholly or in part by the beneficiary, but the foreign employer must utilize a U.S. agent to file the petition. A U.S. agent petitioning on behalf of a foreign employer must be authorized to file the petition, and to accept services of process in the United States in proceedings under section 274A of the Act, on behalf of the foreign employer. ... ...

The O-1 visa is a waste of time since you can use the exact same info to get an EB2NIW.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 10:26pm On Jan 12, 2023
TWoods:


The O-1 visa is a waste of time since you can use the exact same info to get an EB2NIW.

Oh well…, maybe not everyone is interested in becoming a United States permanent resident. You never can tell undecided

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by purplesummer(f): 3:21am On Jan 13, 2023
A quick one please, I have a sister who is a medical doctor and I would want her to explore the EB2 visa (no job offer, so NIW). I am aware there’s a physician EB2 and the regular one for everyone. However what I want to know if she needs to qualify to practice in the US before she can file.
Thank you.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 4:04am On Jan 13, 2023
purplesummer:
A quick one please, I have a sister who is a medical doctor and I would want her to explore the EB2 visa (no job offer, so NIW). I am aware there’s a physician EB2 and the regular one for everyone. However what I want to know if she needs to qualify to practice in the US before she can file.
Thank you.

No, she doesn’t need to qualify to practice in the US before she can apply for the general EB2 NIW. She already qualifies as an advanced degree holder with her medical degree (she should have this evaluated to the US equivalent, I recommend using WES). The rest of it will be to satisfy the 3 NIW prongs.

Note; For the general EB2 NIW, her proposed endeavor should not be that she’s coming to work as a physician, because just as you mentioned, there’s a physician NIW pathway with its own set of requirements. She can use research, public health, technology etc as it applies to her.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by purplesummer(f): 2:02pm On Jan 13, 2023
NotsonewMary:


No, she doesn’t need to qualify to practice in the US before she can apply for the general EB2 NIW. She already qualifies as an advanced degree holder with her medical degree (she should have this evaluated to the US equivalent, I recommend using WES). The rest of it will be to satisfy the 3 NIW prongs.

Note; For the general EB2 NIW, her proposed endeavor should not be that she’s coming to work as a physician, because just as you mentioned, there’s a physician NIW pathway with its own set of requirements. She can use research, public health, technology etc as it applies to her.

Thank you so very much. I appreciate it.

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Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by chibertha(f): 2:01am On Jan 14, 2023
Thank you
semmyk:
High impact is subjective. Nonetheless, proving high-impact isn't too difficult; it's not as tricky as it sounds.

Generally speaking, your hubby profile looks good-to-go. Kindly pay attention to TWoods' and Studymore123 food-for-thought. Eakhilomen has a good point there.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adigun27: 7:04pm On Jan 18, 2023
Please an agent want to help me for work visa I USA plss can that be done
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by semmyk(m): 7:05am On Jan 19, 2023
Kindly specify the type of work visa.
Inbtw, if it's not any of the EB, you may be better assisted in one of the US work visa thread. All the best.
For H1B - https://www.nairaland.com/7137181/everything-us-h-1b-visa-category
@Justwise, seems USA might need a work visa thread like the USA students visa or USA visit visa.

PS: Depending on the visa type, accredited/registered agents in the States are typically allowed to assist with processing
adigun27:
Please an agent want to help me for work visa I USA plss can that be done
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adigun27: 9:40am On Jan 19, 2023
Brother plss I want to know if is possible an should I ask the agent the type of Visa
semmyk:
Kindly specify the type of work visa.
Inbtw, if it's not any of the EB, you may be better assisted in one of the US work visa thread. All the best.
For H1B - https://www.nairaland.com/7137181/everything-us-h-1b-visa-category
@Justwise, seems USA might need a work visa thread like the USA students visa or USA visit visa.

PS: Depending on the visa type, accredited/registered agents in the States are typically allowed to assist with processing
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by GboyegaD(m): 6:07pm On Jan 19, 2023
NotsonewMary:


Oh well…, maybe not everyone is interested in becoming a United States permanent resident. You never can tell undecided

Is it okay to send you a DM? I just did.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adigun27: 9:52pm On Jan 19, 2023
Plss someone want to help me get sponsored unskilled work in usa with 5million how real it this
Helpout12345:


All the links you need have been posted by others already.

Because I know this is alot of information to someone new to this route. I will help to brake it down.

H1b, L1 are dual intent work visas but you need a US employer to sponsor you on these visas. Dual intent because you can adjust your immigration status to Permanent Residency from such visas when you arrive or living in the US.

Eb1b, Eb1C, Eb2 advance degree, Eb3 are Permanent residency visas but they also require an employer to sponsor you.

Eb1A and Eb2NIW (National Interest Waiver) are the only 2 sub categories that you can process without an employer sponsorship. This is because those are meant for the US to pull best brains from all over the world. They waive requirements of a job offer and employer sponsorship for these two sub categories knowing that the people that will qualify can easily land a job in the US, most likely contributed quickly to US interests.

It's not always easy for most foreigners to get employer sponsorship because of the rigor of the employer passing the Labor Certification requirements to proof that the employer cannot fill that job position with US citizens or Permanent Residents. This is why many people that can get Eb1A and NIW file for themselves.

Now to file NIW or 1A, first make sure you can provide well-documented evidences to support 4 out of the 10 criteria. I said 4 to be on safe side in case USCIS rejects any of your claims.

Then look for a good immigration lawyer that is also very familiar with your field of occupation to file I140 form for you.

To look for lawyers and read their reviews, visit www.avvo.com, you can also get a good lawyer by referral.

After you get approved on I140, you move to second stage of NVC where you submit processing fees and civil documents.

Third stage is different based on where you reside when you are going through this process. If you are already living in the US legally, your third stage is Adjustment of Status route. If you are outside the US, your third stage is Consular Processing route, where you will attend immigration visa interview in a US embassy in your country of residence.

There are so many information on this route, just be specific with your questions, so that you can get specific answers.


Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by NotsonewMary(f): 10:36pm On Jan 19, 2023
GboyegaD:


Is it okay to send you a DM? I just did.

Sure, I’ll check. I’m not allowed to refuse an OG right? smiley
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by GboyegaD(m): 12:28am On Jan 20, 2023
NotsonewMary:


Sure, I’ll check. I’m not allowed to refuse an OG right? smiley

Thank you, I so much appreciate this. I have responded.
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by semmyk(m): 7:50am On Jan 20, 2023
The 'agent' must tell you the specific code for the unskilled worker category.
If per chance it's the EW-3 visa (broadly the EB-3 visa), Third Priority Worker visa, then you might get guidance on this thread. Especially, with changes and processes.
Info on form as at 2016: www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/outreach-engagements/PED_Form_I-140_TSC_Engagement_1-20-16.pdf
Info: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/employment-based-immigrant-visas.html#third
Info on USCIS: www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-third-preference-eb-3
Designated as 203(b)(3)(A)(iii) on I-140: www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-140.pdf
NB: the DE categories, as I understand, require employer sponsorship. Not sure what's the role of your agent.
The experienced on this thread would guide you.
adigun27:
Plss someone want to help me get sponsored unskilled work in usa with 5million how real it this
adigun27:
Brother plss I want to know if is possible an should I ask the agent the type of Visa
semmyk:
Kindly specify the type of work visa.
... ...
Re: USA Employment-based Immigration (EB-1,EB-2,EB-3 Visa) by adigun27: 1:32pm On Jan 21, 2023
She said is coming with two years sponsorship
semmyk:
The 'agent' must tell you the specific code for the unskilled worker category.
If per chance it's the EW-3 visa (broadly the EB-3 visa), Third Priority Worker visa, then you might get guidance on this thread. Especially, with changes and processes.
Info on form as at 2016: www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/outreach-engagements/PED_Form_I-140_TSC_Engagement_1-20-16.pdf
Info: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/employment-based-immigrant-visas.html#third
Info on USCIS: www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration-third-preference-eb-3
Designated as 203(b)(3)(A)(iii) on I-140: www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-140.pdf
NB: the DE categories, as I understand, require employer sponsorship. Not sure what's the role of your agent.
The experienced on this thread would guide you.


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