Scientists and Researchers

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 Senthil Sambandam , United States

Name
Senthil Sambandam
Country
United States
State
NY
Comment

I am happy to inform my dependents received their green cards last week. Mine is also approved. We had filed under EB1-OR category. Thanks to the excellent team with Rajiv's office and in particular Diane Lombardo for preparing all our petitions with high quality. Rajiv was available to me anytime I had a question. I really recommend this law firm for anyone in immigration process beacsue of their quality work and infact lower legal fees.