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Year 2004 - Selected Emails from Users for
 Questions and Comments on Our Services and Packages

1. Email from Sailesh on 12/27/2004

Thank you very much for your advice given to me one year ago, I submitted my I-140 NIW petition with the help of the Do-It-Yourself package, and just got approved! I am still in F-1 status and will graduate soon. Now I have a question about I-485 petition. Apparently I have two options:

1) File I-485 immediately.
2) File I-485 after I change to H1B status.

Could you please let me know which option is better as far as the I-485 approval is concerned? Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to your reply and will highly appreciate your advice.

Best Regards,

2. Email from Yi Qang on 12/16/2004

Dear William:

Your web site is very helpful in regard to my questions about immigration matters. I have already applied for I-140 and I-485 following your Do-It-Yourself package and waiting for the green card. I have a question to clarify now.

I am planning to bring my parents and brother for a short visit in the United Stated during next year summer season. What kind of documents I have to produce to get a visiting visa for my brother? Your help in this matter is highly appreciated.

With Best Regards.


3. Email from Shuhab on 12/4/2004


I am very glad to let you know that my EB1-OR application got approved 3 days ago by USCIS. Thanks a lot for your tips, suggestions and encouragement. 

Now, I plan to file I-485 application and buy the Complete Do-It-Yourself  Package for I-485 from your web site. I hope to continue to get your help.

Thank you so much again!

4. Email from Surap on 11/23/2004

I really appreciate your web site and your work. I am really impressed the way this site is designed to make the information related to Immigration very clear and meaningful for alien interested to become a lawful permanent resident.

I don't 'want to be long, my question is stated as followed: I am going to apply by myself with the help of your package. But I know some USCIS centers are really slow and picky. Can I choose office or I have to go the office by location assigned.


5. Email from Junying on 11/12/2004


Your web site about EB1-Extraordinary Ability is very helpful, and I am interested in ordering "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for EB1-EA". However, I am still not quite sure whether I have the qualification. I was wondering if you can give me some suggestions. My background is as follows:

1. PhD in May 2000 from an U.S. University, in Biomedical Engineering;
2. Three Journal publications and 13 Conference papers, first author for most of them, including one paper published in 'Science';
3. Presented original research work on four international conferences;
4. One of conference paper was invited to publish on an internationally recognized academic journal;
5. Have one pending patent and was invited to be a speaker on an international conference for the patent and its research;
6. Reviewer of other researcher's paper for an international conference;
7. Got numerous awards as student in school;

After graduation, I joined National Institute of Health (NIH) as a post-doctor researcher, for cancer cell structure research. Do you think I could qualify for EB1-Extraordinary Ability ? Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

6. Email from Dia Long on 11/3/2004

Dear Sir,

I really appreciate your suggestion. Your advices are really professional and helpful for me to make sense to my green card application.  

Now, it is still very difficult for me to make a decision about the choice from EB1-EA and NIW. As soon as I collect adequate information and build up enough confidence and evidence for my application, I will turn to you again.

Thanks again for your kindness!


7. Email from Ashok on 10/22/2004

Dear William,

I have looked at your site and see that people are satisfied with your service judging from the testimonials. I am looking forward to you helping me with all my questions.

I am a Canadian and currently working in the US on a H1B visa and my wife is on H4 and currently can not work.  Here's my background, I have a PhD from a Canadian University and am currently involved in biomedical research. My questions are two pronged:

1. What is the quickest way to apply for a green card and when is the appropriate time.

2. In the interim how can I change my wife's status so she can obtain employment.

Thank you so much. 

8. Email from Kumer on 10/15/2004

Dear William,

I used your NIW kit and got I-140 approved from the VSC January 2004, thank you very much! I filed I-485 in March 2004 and since then am waiting for its approval.

My NIW was self-sponsored. Technically, no job or job offer is required for NIW. Now, if I lose job and can't find another one in similar area, will it be alright if I join a Ph D program at a US university and carry on research in the same area as claimed in NIW petition? Can this (or loss of job) be a problem during interview or in case of I-485 RFE?

Thank you.

9. Email from Hoon Choi on 10/3/2004


I am an assistant professor in an university. I have self petitioned I-140 based on extraordinary ability & EB1-OR six months ago, with the help of your "do it yourself package" and awaiting the result, thank you for the excellent package.

Now  if I want to file I-485 (before knowing the I-140 result), in the I-485 form, in part 2, which application type is suitable for me? Thanking you for your help.


10. Email from Jong on 9/22/2004

Dear Customer Service,

I bought your Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for Extraordinary Ability half year ago, and found it is very powerful. Now I intend to file both NIW and EB1-EA and concurrently file I-485, and want to buy the packages for NIW and I-485 from your company. Your website now has more useful information.

If I file both EB1-EA and EB2-NIW, and file I-485 concurrently, should I submit two I-485 packages, one with EB1-EA and the other with EB2-NIW? 

Thank you for your time and help. I will really appreciate it.

Best regards,

11. Email from Bom on 9/12/2004

Dear William,

First, thank you so much for your prompt reply to my previous question. I am planning on purchasing the package, but my qualifications seem to fit with several of the ideal options for applying for the green card (EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW).

Could you please advise me on which of these options would lend me the most advantage in obtaining the green card. The attached is my resume. Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely yours,

12. Email from Krishnan on 9/8/2004

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings. Thank you for your informative website. I'm a college professor. My university applied for green card based on outstanding researcher category for me, would you please help me with a question regarding I-485: Could my current university affect my I-485 application negatively if I change to another university now or in a year?

Thank you very much.

13. Email from Gurupira on 8/23/2004

Dr William,

I got this web site by chance and read some successful cases. Thank you very much for your effective help for many new comers like me. So I decide to email you my information and hope to get your valuable suggestions. I am a PhD student with a major of EE engineering. Please check my attached resume.

I have already 3 papers (1 in India and 2 in USA), it will be sure to publish another 3 publications in scientific journals in English in USA. I may get  a PostDoc to continue my research after graduation next year. I wonder when it is suitable for me to apply Green Card and which one is suitable for me.

Best Regard

14. Email from Xuming on 8/15/2004

Dr William,

I received the ‘Complete Do-It-Yourself’ package of EB1-EA, and I would like to file for a self-petitioned EB1-EA in parallel to an EB2 petition previously filed by my employer for me. 

Would this be acceptable by the USCIS, or I need to cancel my previous EB2 petition? 

Thanks for your help.

15. Email from Qun Shan on 8/2/2004

Dear Sir:

Thank you very much for your quick and effective help regarding my I-140 NIW questions. It saves me a lot of time in doing this research.

I read on your website that changing jobs might invalidate an approved NIW. However, NIW doesn't require any job offer. Since it was approved based on "national scope", technically one can work anywhere in the country. Can you share your views on this issue?

Best Regards

16. Email from Hosam on 7/21/2004


I purchased the EB1-OR package from your web site last month. I found it is very helpful. I'm glad to tell all my friends about your web site, a lot of them need such a help. My petition preparation is in the final step. I have two questions:

1. I had my Ph.D. Degree notarized in China. I want to know if the notarizations from China are effective in the U.S.. In another words, if I still need to have my Ph.D. translated in the U.S.?

2. I have 6 publications in domestic journals in china. Most of them have English abstract. Do I still need to have them (whole the paper) translated into English in the U.S.?

I am looking forward to your reply.

Thank You.

17. Email from Hui Wang on 7/13/2004

Dear Sir/Madam:

Thank you very much for your wonderful web site and excellent do-it-yourself package. I got my I140 approved at Vermont Service Center last week, thank you so much for your help for my whole family!

Now I have a question regarding I485, how many percent  of cases approved? Is now Okay to travel outside America by AP?  What's the risk of working using EAD? 


18. Email from Jenny on 7/4/2004

Dear William,

I am very glad to find your website on green card application. The listed cases are very convincing. Therefore, I am interested in your Do-It-Yourself package. Before doing that, I would like to know your suggestion to my case, according to my attached resume.

My question is which of EB1-EB/EB1-OR/NIW is the most available way? Thank you in advance for your reply.

19. Email from Chaode on 6/28/2004


I just want to say THANK YOU from my heart!

My I-140 application was approved on 6/10/2004 by USCIS within five months and without RFE, by applying the information and format in your ‘Complete Do-It-Yourself’ package of EB1-Extraordinary Ability.

Thank your again William! for your very helpful package and your web site, your really helped me and my family a lot! 

20. Email from Susan on 6/17/2004

Hi William,
I visited your website in search of information for applying green card, it is so great.

I have the Labor Certification on hand from company A. Can I use this Labor Certification and file for I-140 and I-485 through another company in California? What is the best option for me?

21. Email from Ragutam on 6/10/2004

Dear William:

I visited your website of www.greencardapply.com. Thank you for the information you posted on the website. It is very useful.

I am a F1 student in bio major. it looks like I am qualified in applying NIW. If I submit I140 form, can I apply OPT? and Can I change to a different lab in another state such as CA, NY during application?

Thank you very much for your help. I am looking forward for your reply.

22. Email from Shunan on 6/1/2004

I would appreciate your assessment of my qualifications and whether I should pursue EB-1 EA, EB-1 OR or NIW route.

1. Not a Ph D, but extensive research (10+ years). Non-US education.
2. 4 journal and 11 conference research papers in the area of Optical Networks.
3. One patent.
4. Can get letters of references
5. Membership to Sigma Xi (Member), IEEE (Senior Member) and SPIE (Member).
6. Reviewed 6 papers (have proof of it).
7. Not many citations (less than 5).
8. No national prize.
9. Presently on H-1B visa with a small company (as Application Engineer) and previously was on J-1 visa as a Researcher at a US Federal Govt. research organization for two years.

Thank you.

23. Email from Jia King on 5/24/2004

Hello Sir,

I have been referred to your website by a friend who was successful in getting I-140 approved by using your DIY package for Extraordinary Ability. 

I would like to pursue NIW approach for my GC processing and I am planning to buy your DIY kit. I would like to know your opinion on my case for NIW, after reviewing my attached resume.

Thank you very much for your time and reply.

24. Email from Yesha on 5/12/2004


Really appreciate your help.

You suggested me to apply for EB1-OR, in which my employer is the petitioner. If I apply for EB1-OR, can I get another job offer and move to the company during the Green Card application process?  Or do I have to stay with my current employer until getting Green Card? 

Thank you very much!

25. Email from Reddy on 5/2/2004


I ordered the do-it-yourself package 2 months ago and found it is very helpful. I am now in the final step to prepare my I-140.  My question is:

As I try to apply for both NIW and EB-1EA at the same time, one question on Form I-140 is "Has any immigrant visa petition ever been filed by or on behalf this person?", what should I answer? "Yes" or "No".

Thank you very much for your kind help.  I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

26. Email from Namsoo on 4/27/2004


I purchased your "Do It Yourself: NIW" kit last month, and already applied to VSC. Wish me luck!

Now a question came to my mind. I accepted a job offer related with the highlighted area for NIW. I mentioned this in my petition letter as a proof that "this will help me in contributing for the National Interest in future even after grant of NIW."

Now, won't INS think that if I have a job, why don't I go through the labor certification route? If I receive the RFE, I will rectify this error. Your thoughts will highly be appreciated.

Thank you.

27. Email from Reddy on 4/14/2004

Dear customer service representative,

Your web site about EB1 - Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher is very attractive, and I am eager to order the "Complete Do-It-Yourself Package for EB1-EA or EB-OR". 

However, I am still not quite sure whether I am eligible and which one is suitable. I would appreciate if you can evaluate my attached resume or give me some suggestions.

Do you think I qualify for EB1 - Extraordinary Ability or Outstanding Researcher? If so, which one is the best choice for me?  By the way, I am in the J-1 status and whether I still need to apply for the waiver when I apply for the EB1?

Your reply and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

28. Email from Yan Lu on 3/24/2004


After searching numerous web sites, I found that your site is very professional, informative, and convincing. Also, the content on your web site shows your extensive knowledge in EB1-EA, EB1-OR, and NIW.  It is why I am emailing you, with my confidence, to ask my personal questions.

I am very interested in your web site and the Complete Do-It-Yourself  Package, but I am not sure that I could eligible for which category (EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-1 EA, or EB-2 NIW). Listed below is my background, please help me to evaluate:

  • PhD in physics from China

  • Post doctoral research in China for three years before came to USA

  • Three years of teaching and research experience in an university in China

  • 11 publications in scientific/engineering journals in English and in Chinese

  • No patent

  • Two USA scientific memberships

  • One award for best  PhD paper from China and its scholarship

  • As a senior researcher for two year at a small IT research company in USA 

  • Can get recommendation letters from my PhD advisors in China and from my current employer and another PhDs.

I like to file EB1-OR or EB1-EA, but I have a question on whether to file as Outstanding Researcher or to do Labor Certification for the Green Card application: do you think it is a good time to do Labor Certification right now? since there are many layoffs these days in IT industry.

Also, is it true that USCIS California Center has stopped processing EB-1 or NIW cases?

29. Email from Hua Zhang on 3/9/2004

Dear Sir:

Your web site about EB-1 Extraordinary Ability is very helpful, I am interesting in ordering "Complete Do-it yourself package for EB1-EA. However, I am still not quite sure whether I have the qualification. I was wondering if you can give me some suggestions. My background is listed in the attached document.

Do you think I could qualify for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability? Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

30. Email from Hongbo on 2/26/2004

Hi William:

I came through your web site and I got interested in purchasing do-it-yourself package. I came to know from your website about your extraordinary knowledge on EB1-EA, EB1-OR, and NIW.

I am a Graduate Student and am pursing PhD in Computer Science in a top school. I feel staying in student visa for long time to be quite insecure. Is it possible for a PhD student to obtain Green Card while in school? If so, could you please expose or direct me to some good information source relating to my concern. Any advice would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


31. Email from Sergei on 2/11/2004


Just wanted to thank you. I purchased and used your kit and got NIW approval within less than four months without any RFE. You were of great help even for my other questions. Thank you!

I have several doubts about what to do now. Can I ask you (if yes, then I will write another e-mail. Thank you.). For your feedback, here are NIW petition details:

Background: Master Degree (US Education), 15 years of professional experience in Asia, Europe and the USA (Combined), 

15 publications (10 journals, 5 conferences, I am the first author in all these publications), 

no books, one patent, citation details forgot to submit, 8 letters of recommendations (plus two I had kept ready in case of any RFE; but was none), Nominated/Elected Senior Memberships (Sigma Xi, IEEE, and SPIE), Best Paper Awards/Grants.

international invitations for lectures/presentations, reviewer for many journals/conferences, organizing/technical committee member in various international conferences, 

Research funded by/recently worked for the US Dept of Commerce, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, National Security Agency and the US Navy; area of expertise related with intrusion management in all-optical next generation internet - a US Government initiative.

Thank you,

32. Email from Oleh on 2/1/2004

Hello William,

Thank you for the service you provide. Your web site has always been a help to me. I have a question about my H1B visa. 

Currently I am working with company A. Few days back, Company B offered me a job and have applied for a new H1B (not a H1B transfer). They have told me now that before I can start working with them I need to get my H1B stamped in my home country. Why is that I cannot start working as I have got the H1B approval papers from company B. Can you please advice.
Thank You,

With Best Regards.

33. Email from Karoly on 1/19/2004


Thank you for your reply. I will ask the questions about I-485  later on, if any. Thank you.

Yes, definitely I will recommend your kit. In fact I already did it today to one of my friend, a researcher preparing EB-1 OR and NIW both. I hope he will buy them and get benefited, too.

Thank you.



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