发信人: ljl2006 (Lazypiggy), 信区: Immigration
标 题: 谈谈找推荐人和准备推荐信的一些经验，顺
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Thu Jul 31 14:35:19 2014, 美东)
PD: July 1, 2014, 直接pp
AD: July 7, 2014
律师是Liu Law 的Karen Egonis，非常负责，回信基本是24小时，不会超过两天。比较
中就知道往哪个方向写了。接下来开始给这些文章的所有有research scientist title及
Greeting from XXX at XXX University, 以下是大致内容（注：没有按照律师提供的
Dear Dr. XXX,
My name is XXX, and I am currently a postdoctoral research scientist in Prof
. XXX’s laboratory at XXX University. I am writing this letter to inquire
about the possibility of receiving a supportive letter from you toward my
application of permanent residency in the United States of America.
My research has been focused in XXX. I notice that you have published a very
interesting papers with the title “XXX” on XXX journal in 2007, from
which I learn a lot. It is also my pleasure to notice that you cited one of
my papers “XXX”, which was published when I was working in Prof. XXX’s
group at XXX University. I would like to express my appreciation for the
great paper and for the citing of our work.
As I have started my career in the U.S., I plan to file permanent residency
application recently. My immigration lawyer advised me of filing under the
category of Alien of Extraordinary Ability. Under this classification, I
need to submit evidence to the U.S. government to prove my qualification as
an outstanding researcher. Such evidence includes a number of supporting
letters signed by independent experts who either do not know me personally
or have never worked with me on any projects. Since you are a prominent
figure in my research area, I wonder if you could help me out with such a
letter. This letter will only be used for immigration purpose, and will
never be used as academic recommendation.
I understand that you are extremely busy; therefore, I will ask my lawyer to
provide a well-written draft for you to review, and you are welcome to
write or modify what you feel comfortable based on the draft. However, I
will completely understand if you decline.
Enclosed please find my CV for your evaluation. Thank you in advance for
your help, and I am looking forward to your reply!
Dear Dr. XXX,
Thank you so much for your kindness of helping me with the support letter!
My lawyer will prepare the draft within around two weeks, and I will e-mail
it to you as soon as it is ready. By the way, could you give me a copy of
your CV, so that my lawyer can introduce your background in this letter?
Again, thank you for your help and have a great day!
，一美国，一法国，一意大利，一瑞典，一澳大利亚，2个full professor, 3个senior
的abstract, introduction, 和conclusion 改头换面过来的，结果律师改下来，通篇
2. 很多人已经知道的高危词诸如will，promising …不要出现;
3. 工作有什么现实意义，对比前人的工作，有什么进步 （即使你的工作在现在领
找引过自己文章的推荐人的好处了。可以说I cited XXX’s work and extend it to
Dear Prof. XXX,
It has been a while since our last communication. I hope everything goes
well with you. Thank you very much for the kindness of being willing to
write a supporting letter for my green card application in United States.
Attached is the draft written by my lawyer. She suggested each referee
introducing two of my works to make the reference letters more informative.
The first work in the draft introduces my paper titled "XXX", which was
cited in several of your papers before. The second work introduces my paper
titled "XXX" publised in XXX. My lawyer introduce this work in the draft
because you are an expert in XXX field to make some comments on my work.
Please feel free to make any change. If you are not satisfied with this
version, please let me or my lawyer know, and we will rewrite the draft.
This letter will only be used for immigration purpose and will never be used
as academic recommendation.
If you think the draft is good, I greatly appreciate if you can print it on
headed paper, sign it, and mail it to me at your earliest convenience.
Please let me know your address so that I can print a paid Fedex Fast
Shipping label for you to mail the letter to United States. However, if
mailing is too trouble for you, you can also email me a signed PDF version
letter with heading, although my lawyer suggested that using original
version is more credible.
I appreciate very much of your help. Your support is very important for me
and my family to settle our life in United States.
Dear Prof. XXX,
Thank you for your nice editing at the draft, and it looks better than my
original one. However, there is one place that I have to let you know
honestly. In the first draft I sent to my lawyer for editing, I introduce
your background in a lot of detail according to your CV, including you "have
authored or co-authored over 600 international refereed papers and
However, when the lawyer sent the final version back, I found that she
deleted the numbers of your publication. In her reply, she explained to me
that the immigration officers might compare the petitioner to the letter
writer, questioning why, if the petitioner is one of the small percentage at
the top of the field, he or she does not have the same high number of
In this sense, could you kindly delete the statement of the total number of
your publication? I feel very embarrassed for raising such request,
especially to a professor that is so famous in the field, but some of the
immigration officers may decline the petition based on one sentence of the
recommenders' words. However, if you feel not comfortable about this, please
feel free to let me know, and I will tell my lawyer that we should keep the
letter as you revised.
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