Eb2 to Eb1c

Walmart gchope
Jul 23 34 Comments

Hi All - my company ( no I don’t work for WMT) has started my GC process and I am waiting for perm filing ( recruitment and pwd are happening at the same time) .

With the wait times for Indians to get a GC, I just got to know that my company is opening an office in Ireland . Should I put my name in the 🎩 and work there for a year and get an eb2 application ported over to eb1c? I am a manager and have 2 direct reports .

With Eb1c the wait time will go down from 15(0) to 3 years . Thoughts ? Pros/ Cons?

My wife’s name was not picked in lottery twice and we don’t know whether h4ead is going to stay or not.

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  • Facebook BeingCoder
    There is a possibility that eb1c might be removed from eb1 category because of the number of scammers gaming the eligibility.
    Jul 23 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

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      dividebyzmore
      But till then, scam on. I know several who got their green cards this way and are now raking in the $$
      Jul 23
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      They have a special place in hell.
      Jul 23
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

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      dividebyzmore
      You sound sour. Leetcode much?
      Jul 23
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      I never did too much LC.
      Jul 23
    • Oath puSc85
      Haha. Keep dreaming
      Jul 29
  • Amazon shmeckly
    so you seem to be making the same mistake that hundreds of thousands of people have made. your wait time for eb1c is probably already 10+ years. ROW had a backlog this year which means there is a decent chance that India will be restricted to 2800 visas in eb1 going forward as opposed to 13k+ visas in 2017. A very conservative estimate is there are 30k+ indians in the eb1 line already. added to this, lots of people are ahead of you in the game in upgrading from eb2 to eb1. in many cases, they are doing an O-1 and using that as a basis to do eb1. To summarize, you stand no chance to get e green card in eb2 in your lifetime and much longer wait than 3 years in eb1. my advice is definitely go the eb1 route since there is at least light at the end of a very long tunnel.

    some eb1 data here: https://www.cato.org/blog/150-year-wait-indian-immigrants-advanced-degrees
    Jul 24 4
    • Oracle daas-9
      I’m still not clear on wait time for eb1c if PD is April 2018?
      Jul 25
    • Amazon shmeckly
      6 years was a estimate assuming demand from other countries didn’t go up. but demand went up so wait time is likely more than 6 years. it’s hard to tell for sure how much more but mathematical worst case is 30 years. this would happen if all 84k people as of last year in line didn’t leave the line and india was limited to the maximum guaranteed visas (2800) per year.
      Jul 26
    • Oracle daas-9
      Thanks. Two questions -
      1. 6yrs from now or from April 2018?
      2. This wait time is to file I-485 or to get the green card?
      Jul 27
    • Amazon shmeckly
      my estimate is 8-10 years from today to beecome current (ie file for AoS)
      Jul 28
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  • Equinix neokarma
    Eb1 is the only option for Indians. Folks in eb2 beyond 2010 will wait a long time unless hr 1044 passes.
    Jul 23 0
  • Walmart gchope
    OP
    I know . Let us get back to the question listed above.
    Jul 23 7
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      Do you really want to play this battle now?
      Jul 23
    • Oath puSc85
      I do. Let's begin boss
      Jul 27
    • Oath puSc85
      But I have my gc ead
      Jul 27
    • Oath puSc85
      And you are still stuck
      Jul 27
    • Oath puSc85
      Haha. You are. Let me tell you more about who you are
      Jul 27
  • Walmart gchope
    OP
    Don’t have a PD date yet. Should be getting it for 3-4 months from now as my GC process just started .
    Jul 23 6
    • Walmart gchope
      OP
      Fair . Hopefully will move to 2017.
      Jul 23
    • Google / Eng uyfv
      At least 5 "skilled workers" reporting needed for eb1c I think.
      Jul 24
    • Oracle daas-9
      It still doesn’t help you as your PD will be somewhere in 2019
      Jul 24
    • Walmart gchope
      OP
      True . But still better than the wait times of eb2 .
      Jul 24
    • Oracle daas-9
      Agree
      Jul 24
  • Walmart gchope
    OP
    Thank you for constructive advice. Makes sense . Let me first get my PD . Will think about Ireland later . Looked up online , not very promising . Probably , I am stuck here .
    Jul 24 2
    • Amazon / Eng biEpwv
      I like the quality question asked by you 👌
      Jul 24
    • Amazon shmeckly
      yep one step at a time. get a PD locked in. EB1 will only be useful if you get a PD now rather than one years from now.
      Jul 24
  • Google engg1
    @op - which company are you with?
    Nov 20 0
  • Amazon shmeckly
    what is your priority date?
    Jul 23 0

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