Follow up question on OPT and H1B green card
This would be third email to you guys. Since I am writing after a while I thought of having the email thread history. Probably I will drop it in the next one 🙂
As a quick recap, my OPT extension expires on 05/21/2015 and my current employer did start the H1-B process for me. My wife still a student on F1 did not want to switch visa status as she won’t be able to do an internship with H4. Anyhow, I waited until this H1-B decision was finalized from my employer. My plan is to prepare my petition and file it on 05/22/2015. Is that a good idea? And I plan to file it for both of us. I guess I still can file it for both of us? Also how about including parents in the self petition GC application? Is that a possibility? Now I get to my more important and directly relevant questions for the time being.
1). I need to decide which category that I should apply. From what I read those are EB1A and EB2 (NIW). If I go to USCIS web page, those are now called E11 and E21 respectively.
2). I skimmed over the sample petition for EB1A at: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/
The same 10 criteria as noted in your booklet still applies.
3). I also skimmed over the criteria for EB2 at: http://www.uscis.gov/working-
Its still the same information.
I am now trying to decide under which category that I should apply. Thus the following questions.
1). Can I send two petitions at the same time under those categories?
2). If so I guess that would only double the I-140 filing fee?
My next questions are related to matching my qualifications under both categories. I kindly want to hear your opinion on that. For that I will start a new email thread. My hope is to get a good template out from your team. I will make necessary payments as described on your website.
I greatly appreciate your help.
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