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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State Dept. Proposes Rule on Exchange Visitor Program for Teachers

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 25669-25677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2013-10400]



22 CFR Part 62

[Public Notice 8308]

RIN 1400-AC60

Exchange Visitor Program--Teachers

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comment.


EB1 Outstanding Professor Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication

We have recently won a case following a Request for Evidence for a professor - Ph.D. in Mass Media and Communication.   USCIS requested additional “documentary evidence” to support our claim that the applicant qualified under the EB1 Outstanding Researcher and Professor category based on applicant’s publications, acting as a judge of her peers as well as her original contributions.

Team Notes

EB1 - Outstanding Researcher/Professor

We were able to provide evidence of this individual's membership in a prestigious professional society, international honors and numerous letters of recommendation from industries leading scientists.  This individual acted as a judge of the work of his research peers.  We were able to provide 15 letters of recommendation reflecting the innovative work performed by this applicant.  We also provided evidence to show the extensive citations of his findings.