Can I apply for EB3 and EB2?

Yes, you can go back and use previously approved 140 (EB2) to file i485 to get GC faster if both EB2 i140 and EB3 i140 are valid.

Is EB2 to EB3 downgrade worth it?

While the main benefit of an EB2 to EB3 downgrade is for the I-485 EAD, it doesn’t mean you should abandon your EB2 application. Keep both applications going and only use the EB3 EAD when you absolutely need to. Otherwise, you might lose your H1B or L status after using this document.

What is the eligibility for EB2 category?

Process of Applying for EB-2 Category US Green Card To apply for an Advanced Degree EB2 Visa, the applicant must hold at least a masters degree or its equivalent, or a bachelors level degree with a minimum of five years of increasing experience.

Why EB3 is ahead of EB2?

The one answer is because there’s no spillover from EB1 to EB2 ROW and EB2 ROW to EB2. But, there is one more reason- because there is EB3 to EB2 porting. Under the Dates for Filing category, this is even more noticeable: EB-3 India advances by about five years while EB-2 India advances by two years.

Can i485 be approved before I-140?

No. You can wait for USCIS to approve your I-140 petition before filing your I-485 application.

How do I know if I have EB3 or EB2?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determines the EB2 or EB3 at the I-140 stage, when issuing the I-140 approval notice. Form I-140 has checkboxes for the petitioning employer to request the appropriate category. However, this selection is not simply based on one’s preference.

Is EB3 better than EB2?

The first key difference between the EB2 and the EB3 visa is their preference categories. Both are employment-based visas. However, the EB2 visa is the second-preference employment visa and the EB3 visa is the third-preference employment visa. This means that EB2 visas are slightly preferred over EB3 visas.

How do I know if I have 140 EB2 or EB3?

Ask your employer for a copy of the I-140 application and a copy of the receipt from USCIS. The receipt will state the category and also provide you with the receipt number that can be used to get the processing status of the application online.

How hard is it to get EB2?

Generally, it is more difficult to obtain immigration benefit under EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) than the ordinary EB2 because of the additional requirements for “national interest”.

How long is EB2 process?

about 18 months
As a general overview, the EB2 visa processing time usually takes about 18 months from start to finish, but it can take up to several years in certain cases (depending on your country of birth).

Can I stay in US after I-140 approval?

You may use the approved I-140 petition to request an H-1B extension and/or change of employer as long as the I-140 remains valid. This may grant you an extension beyond the maximum six-year period of stay. But without a PERM or I-140, you will have to leave the United States at the end of the six-year validity period.

What happens after your I-140 is approved?

1. What happens after my I-140 is approved? First, USCIS mails the paper Approval Notice (I-797) to your employer and attorney. Next, you will need to plan the last step of the “green card process” (or adjustment of status (AOS) to permanent resident), if it was not concurrently filed with your I-140.

What’s the difference between EB 2 and Eb 3?

EB-2 workers hold advanced degrees and specialized knowledge in fields such as medicine, engineering, energy, leadership, and business. EB-3 – Skilled or Professional Workers. EB-3 candidates are those that hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and have at least 5 years of experience.

What are the requirements for an EB 2 green card?

EB-2 candidates typically have an advanced (master’s or doctorate) degree. Alternatively, they may be eligible without an advanced degree if they have a bachelor’s degree with more than 5 years of experience working in their domain. The requirements to get an EB-3 are less stringent.

What kind of degree do you need for EB2?

The qualifying degree may be an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) earned in the United States or its foreign equivalent. Alternatively, EB2 qualification includes a position requiring a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent and five years of progressive (i.e. post-baccalaureate) experience.

How long does it take to get an EB-3 visa?

Wait for the Visa. Once the PERM has been approved you will need to wait for the EB-2 or EB-3 visa. Once these steps are complete, you may choose to purchase premium processing. This feature reduces the PERM processing time to two weeks for an additional cost of $1,225.00 which must be paid out to immigration authorities.