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Concurrent EB1 and EB2


I recently graduated with a PhD and am currently working for a semiconductor company.

I am in the process of starting my green card application and am debating between applying through EB2 (D) – advanced degree and EB2 (I) – National Interest Waiver categories.

I was wondering if I can proceed through both of the above simultaneously. For example, can I initiate the process through EB2 (D), and after six months or so can I also apply through EB2 (I).



USCIS does not restrict the number of I-140 applications to one. One could apply under any number of categories at the same time and if rejected, reapply under that category.

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