For my RFE, my attorney asked me to get another 4 reco letters that would answer those two RFEs. One is from my former collaborator with whom I worked for 10 years. Another from one Professor from Japan who knows me by my publications. Two other letters from Japan and USA. My attorney says that with these letters if I have some other new research works published after we filed I-140 would be fine enough. I do have three such report/abstract/article. The reco letters will be arriving by Oct 20th and after that we will reply to RFE. I have till Dec 01 2003 to respond.
One other friend of mine got some RFEs (around 10 RFEs) for his I-140 and he got more reco letters to answer each of them(in total it seems 18) and finally got it approved a couple of weeks back (from CSC). Sheela Murthy is the attorney.
To bring this thread to life, I copied the following message in which Sekar answered my question a long time ago. Thanks, Sekar.
no. of EB1 - OR applicants
The number of EB1 - Outstanding Researchers could well be
below 3 % of the total applicants. This is an educative guess from a data I encountered a few months back. The data says roughly about 7 % of foreign H1 visa holders hold a Ph.D degree. If this is so I assume roughly about 40 - 50 % apply through EB1 - OR category. Out of every 100 applicants probably around 3 apply
through EB1 OR category. If anybody has any solid proof it will be good to share.
One of my friends would like to apply for I-140 by himself in EB12 category. Can somebody please let me know, what are the documents needed like experience certificates, qualification certificates etc..
After 1,5 year agony I am relieved. I-140 was approved 2 weeks after they received RFE.
I am checking other's status and at least 2 more are still pending from April 24, 2002 without any review. In this aspect I feel lucky that I got a RFE. But it was so much effort . Thanks to my company, they added sponsorship to my self-petitioned I-140 and provided a lawyer. Lawyer told me that my original petition was very strong, but it is a current trend to issue a RFE if an officer has even a minimal concern. Details about my RFE please see in my previous posts.
My company is also supporting my case for the green card even
though they laid me off last month. I got an RFE on Sep 5th and
I am going to reply this week with all the documents they
requested for (evidence to show three years of research experience and a couple of more reco letters).
Meanwhile I got my finger print notice last week scheduled on Nov 18 2003. I have applied for EAD and AP on Sep 27 and waiting for the approval. It is good to know that I-140 is approved within a couple of weeks after they receive the RFE reply.