Working in the US

SUZANE.RAMOS@GMAIL.COM

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

The infinite road to Green card!

I would like to tell my journey to get the green card, so I can help as many people as possible, not just to understand the whole process but also to keep their minds sane during the long wait. When I first started, I had no idea how the whole process works. So, first you need to figure out which...


SUZANE.RAMOS@GMAIL.COM

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

When is the right time to get the waiver for the 212e rule (Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement)

I have decided to write about this, because when I needed my waiver, I had some problems that other people didn’t, and most of the people even didn’t know about them. Most of the people with a J1 Visa will get the 212e rule in their DS2019 and/or Visa stamp. It is based on the skills/area/fie...


Shu.Chin.Ma@biocareers.com

Shu Chin
Ma

J1 visa and home residency requirement

Does the word “home residency requirement” cause an unsettling tingle down your spine, and cause you to utter a muffled curse each time you hear it? Does it put an annoying stumbling block on your future plans and career development within the U.S.? 


Isaiah Hankel

Isaiah
Hankel

5 Reasons PhDs Are Valued More Than Other Job Candidates

The idea that getting a PhD is going to hurt your chances of getting a non-academic job is a misconception. In fact, most PhDs go on to get non-academic jobs and most get paid more than non-PhDs in the same position.


brendan.delaney@leavyfrank.com

Brendan
Delaney

The National Interest Waiver: A whole new ballgame?

On December 28th, 2016 the Administrative Appeals Office issued a decision in Matter of DHANASAR that has changed the landscape for National Interest Waiver cases.  This is of major importance as the National Interest Waiver is one of only two self-sponsored applications and many postdocs, scie...


alicegruber@biocareers.com

Alice
Gruber

US Diversity Visa Lottery – An Easy Green Card, But One That Requires Careful Reading and a Bit of Luck

Even foreign nationals with hard science or advanced degrees can vouch that obtaining a US nonimmigrant working visa and legal permanent residence, also known as the green card, is getting harder and harder. Most foreign nationals who wish to live and work in the US must have either an employer who ...


reshma.parmar@biocareers.com

Reshma
Parmar

Who is 'Kazarian' and what does he have to do with my EB1?

This article assumes that you have read my prior blog entries, and know the basic EB1 Green Card requirements and terms.On August 18, 2010, the USCIS issued a Policy Memo that permits the application of a very stringent standard to EB1 cases (EB1A Extraordinary Alien and EB1B Outstanding Researcher ...


SUZANE.RAMOS@GMAIL.COM

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

The challenge of leaving everything behind, and getting a job in another country.

The decision to go to another country to work in science is based on funding, the job and all the future opportunities that will be open if everything goes well. But the hardest part is that, most of the time, you have to leave everything behind, including family and friends. So, today I would like ...


m.wenham@gmail.com

Matt
Wenham

Moving overseas – making the adjustment

One of the most significant transition points for many scientists is the decision to move overseas. For most people, this occurs at the point of the postdoctoral fellowship, with the experience of conducting research in a foreign country and system, and also one of the key stages in career progressi...


alicegruber@biocareers.com

Alice
Gruber

Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses of Certain H-1B Temporary Workers

On May 6, 2014, the US Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed rule that certain spouses of H-1B Temporary Workers will be able to apply for work authorization.  In order for the spouse to qualify, the H-1B Temporary Worker must have either been granted a 7th year extension under A...