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Processing Times Involved in NIW

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If I may verify the processing times involved in NIW. Since it falls under EB2 category, I am assuming it may be a long time before I can get my EAD card and be able to change employers. Also, I want to confirm if there could be issues if I change employers during the process - If so, I'd prefer to change my current employer before starting with it.

You can change employers any time if you are a self-applicant and will continue to work in your stated area of national interest.  But NIW priority date will take the same time as a normal EB-2 application does.  See: 

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Guestbook Entry for Zeeshan, Italy


First of all thanks to Mr. Rajiv Khanna for finding time for me and many others for free consulatation. I am from India and I went to USA in the year 2006 and 2009 on J1 visa. Currently I am in Italy and I have to start the J1 waiver process. As there is not enough information avialable for people like me who are neither in USA nor in India at the time of applying for J1 waiver. So I consulted Mr. Khanna and he told me that the Indian consulate in Italy should be contacted first and they should attest the documents. He is right because you can not send your original passport  to anywhere else other than government offices in the country you are living in. Once I ge the attestation done, I will send the documents to India to obtain clearance from the three departments. I told Mr. Khanna that this is like a social service what he is doing because my experience with the other lawyers of Indian origin is not so pleasant. Bye

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