Green card question: From EB2 to EB1, if I move to another company

Microsoft Hgrs71
Jun 14 23 Comments

My current company has filed my green card in EB2 category a while back and have my priority date going back in 2013. Given current wait list for Indians, I don't I expect my green card to come in this lifetime. I was just wondering if I were to leave my current company and join another Tech company say Google/Facebook/Apple. Will they do my Green card in EB1?

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  • Amazon vyygfhfj
    Make an American baby. It is guaranteed to have GC in 20 years. Everyone is doing it :)
    Jun 14 4
    • SAP johndoe
      lol
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft Hgrs71
      OP
      What, this is hilarious. If you have American baby.. how do you get in 20 years
      Jun 15
    • Amazon cgthrirn
      Your American kid will apply GC for you when he/she becomes adult because you are an American’s birth parents. Don’t act like knowing nothing.
      Jun 16
    • Microsoft Hgrs71
      OP
      No one is acting here
      Jun 16
  • If you actually do research and have been published, EB1 is realistic. There are a few EB1s, the research based one and the ability one are merit based and hard to get. Like someone else suggested, go to India and come back as a multinational manager if you want a shot.
    Jun 14 1
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      EB1 is going to be backlogged badly in a few years.
      Jun 15
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    21 years actually. When the baby grows up to an adult he can sponsor his or her parents to be citizens. No quota needed.
    Jun 15 0
  • Capital One / Eng
    Stevejobb

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    Do you’ve some excellence in some specialized area(phd/post doc) or international manager experience? If not then no company can file EB1 for you.
    Jun 14 0
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    Two easier alternatives - go back to India and come back as manager. Go to Canada come back on T1N.
    Jun 14 5
    • Microsoft
      GoRaptor

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      TN is not dual intent, so you can’t use it to apply for green card.
      Jun 14
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Yes, but you can stay on T1N. You won’t need GC.
      Jun 14
    • Microsoft
      GoRaptor

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      TN has to be renewed often and at anytime the border agent can deny you if you say the wrong thing.
      Jun 14
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Still far less risky than a H1B.
      Jun 15
    • Amazon top quark
      Spouse can't work on TN and if you lose your job you have to leave the US within a few days, no 60 day grace period like h1b. Not sure that's less risky.
      Jun 16
  • Microsoft Hgrs71
    OP
    For TN Visa, I need to be Canadian citizen?
    Jun 14 1
    • Microsoft
      GoRaptor

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      Yes
      Jun 14
  • SAP johndoe
    For EB GCs all your experience incl US is considered, except the experience in the company that's filing the GC for you.
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft Hgrs71
    OP
    Won't the new company consider all US experience ?
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft Hgrs71
    OP
    When my current company applied, they considered my current US experience and that included my US experience (3years) + foreign experience (3) at that time
    Jun 14 0
  • Synack d78jbg19f
    EB1 is hard to get. Talk to your immigration lawyer about your qualifications
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft Hgrs71
    OP
    That's what I am trying to understand
    Jun 14 0
  • Microsoft
    GoRaptor

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    Doesn’t the experience have to be prior to entry into the US?
    Jun 14 0