Immigration Info Session for Advanced Degree Holders in STEM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York
Columbia University Postdoctoral Society
Españoles Científicos en USA - NY Chapter
The New York Academy of Sciences
Research in the United States progresses thanks to many outstanding international Ph.D. students, postdocs, and associate researchers on non-immigrant visas, many of whom seek to become more informed on transitioning to different visas or become permanent residents to be able to stay in the USand continue their research projects. According to the NSF, the current number of immigrant scientists and engineers in the U.S. workforce is estimated to be 5.2 million, constituting almost 20% of the sector. This event provides a unique opportunity for international Ph.D. students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers to learn about the different options to obtain a work visa (H1B, O1) or permanent residency (including family-based, EB1, EB2, DV lottery).
An immigration attorney from a top immigration law firm will give a presentation explaining the meaning of each visa and Green Card category, touching on regulations and recent changes in immigration rules affecting science workers. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion with current and former postdocs or students who successfully transitioned to a work visa or Green Card. Attendees will get up-to-date information regarding the application procedures from their peers. Panelists from each of the following application categories will be involved: H1B and O1 visas, family-based, EB1A, EB1B, EB2, DV lottery Green Cards. The panel will include individuals who had applied with the help of an immigration attorney and also folks who had applied by themselves, as well as the immigration attorney. A networking reception will conclude the event where attendees can ask panelists and the attorney further questions in a more informal setting.
April 10, 2018