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EB2 NIW Priority Date waiting time for Indian

Published Jun 9,2020 By Pankti Trivedi

Good Morning,

I  am a potential Ph.D. student to start my Ph.D. program in Urban Systems from Fall’20. Although being an international student I am also worried about my status after finishing the degree. I am aware of my options to apply for a green card under Eb1A and Eb2 NIW. If you could help me understand the current priority date to get a green card (waiting period of how many years to get a green card) for an Indian citizen!! I understand people from India and China have a pretty big backlog compare to other nationalities. Also, under PERM the current waiting period for the priority date is around 12-15 years. So does that mean under NIW, it is going to be the same? Or I can expect a lesser number of years before I receive my green card.

Looking forward to your reply.

Thank you so much in advance,

Pankti

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3 years ago

Hi Pankti,

Please have a look at the visa bulletin by the link below
(FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES)
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-for-june-2020.html

As you can see, the priority dates for India nationals are the following: EB1A – 08JUN16, EB2-NIW – 12JUN09, so it is a 4 and 11 years backlog, respectively. Unfortunately, these numbers can also move forward, backward or stay in place.

Pankti
Pankti
3 years ago
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Thank you so much for the information.

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