EB2-NIW and EB1A green card questions

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Green Card application while doing post-doc in Canada?


Currently, I am doing post-doc in Canada, 5th year, (after getting PhD degree) and I am Canadian permanent resident.

  • Can I apply for Green Card while being in Canada?
  • Is it mandatory first to get a job in the USA, like post-doc position?
  • Under which category can I apply for Green Card?
  • How long the total process would take?






I have completed my PhD from one of the US Universities. I have one peer review publication and 10 conference abstract. I am submitting two papers in peer review journals. So far I have three citation and I am working as an adjunct instructor in a university in US. I am from the country eligible for EB2 NIW.

Is there any chance I can file file petition for EB2 NIW?