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.


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