My name is Rishikesh and my wife is a PhD holder in Microbiology from India. She is currently working as a Post-Doc volunteer in Pharmacy department of a US university. After speaking to her professor he said that that she can apply for EB1 category next year, till when, she is expecting to get 1 first author paper and 4 side-author papers in Cancer research area. Here is her qualification summary
1) One first author paper in national journal
2) One first author paper in international journal
3) 1 National award from India for Best Research Presentation at a National Conference.
Our concern is her background is Microbiology and currently she is working in pharmacy area. So for Applying in EB1 through pharmacy department will her previous papers count?
Please let us know whether she is eligible for EB1 or not? If not we might consider EB2-NIW. Also Could you let us know what is the time difference to obtain an EAD card under EB1 Vs EB2-NIW