Facebook EB1 chances

Intel BiXh04
Jul 19 15 Comments

Hi,
I am planning to switch from Intel to Facebook. I have done a PhD in Electrical and Computer Eng from a top 10 school in US, working in Intel for 1.5 years, have around 170 citations, strong recommendation letters, 1 granted patent, few news articles citing my research and couple of invited talks. While Facebook isn't guaranteeing anything about their GC strategy, apparently the immigration firm FB works with (BAL) is pretty infamous for letting people apply in EB1. It would be helpful if I can get some initial pointers from this forum.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New jGvP20
    Why don't you do a self-petition EB1A? My Roommate did that, his profile sounded similar to yours and was approved. Worth a shot. Granted you need to shell out some money.
    Jul 19 9
    • Nvidia monolith_
      Yes 2010 is eons ago. Now people with 400-500 citations etc are finding it tough to get an approval. NSC is worse, they are looking for almost 1000 citations etc. All this info is from wegreened aka Chen. I recently went through the process with them.
      Jul 19
    • New jGvP20
      Makes sense. All the best!
      Jul 19
    • Intel BiXh04
      OP
      @monolith_, the requirement of 1000 citations for NSC is through EB1a or EB1b? I got similar replies from Chen. And I personally know people with 400-500 citations, who got rejected in EB1b, so yeah things have considerably changed since 2010.
      Jul 19
    • Nvidia monolith_
      Eb1a
      Jul 19
    • New Nalaa
      OP it’s almost guaranteed that you will go the EB1B route, and it’s almost certain to be approved. Congratulations in advance
      Jul 19
  • New Nalaa
    What do you mean by “BAL is infamous for letting people apply in EB1A” ?

    Your credentials look quite good , and an EB1B looks very achievable. EB1A is always tricky but can be attempted too
    Jul 19 1
    • Intel BiXh04
      OP
      Sorry for the confusing wordings. What I have "heard" is they only let people go for EB1 only if the profile is exceptional as their budget only allows 1 filing per candidate (either EB1 or EB2, not both) and naturally they go with the pessimistic way.
      Jul 19
  • Facebook beam@home
    90% chance for EB1b I would say. Start the process with BAL as early as possible, and be prepared for the procrastination from BAL side.
    Jul 19 0
  • Nvidia monolith_
    EB1A is pretty tough with your credentials. EB1B is very much achievable.
    Jul 19 0
  • Cadence 8175209
    Do you have offer from FB? Could you describe your fb interview?
    Jul 19 0