Indian on H1B, starting GC process: Is it a good idea to just get the easiest i140?

Microsoft whatdis
Sep 7 17 Comments

Context:
My goal is not to get a green card. My goal is to extend H1B for a few more years. I have 1.5 years left on my last H1B. I was leaving this year, sold assets, investments etc but got an extremely interesting FANG opportunity that will significantly elevate my position in India. My new employer is starting the eb2 green card process. I have Masters degree, but credentials not good enough for eb1.

Question:
Is there any advantage in getting letters for the maximum amount of credentials? Or do you just roll with the least amount of credentials needed for an i140? I guess I'm asking: if Masters degree and Masters+multiple experience letters get the same eb2, why not just apply with Masters? Is there any problem with getting an eb3 i140? Does lower-credentials-i140 trigger extra scrutiny during H1B renewal? I'm trying to reduce the effort in getting employment letters.

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Roku cruella
    Just get i-140.
    There's one kind of eb2 for indians where no one gets gc. No other kind exists.
    Sep 7 2
    • Microsoft whatdis
      OP
      I know, but I'm wondering why the lawyers are trying to "strengthen" my case to the maximum when just a Masters degree seems to get the same eb-2.
      Sep 7
    • Roku cruella
      Lawyers will lawyer on. That's their job.
      Sep 7
  • To avoid RFEs which is pretty common these days
    Sep 7 6
    • Yes, that's what I heard from the folks who went through the process recently
      Sep 7
    • Microsoft whatdis
      OP
      Okay thanks.
      Sep 7
    • Google / Eng rheimann
      The lawyers are lazy and apply using templates instead of actually reperessnting you.
      Sep 7
    • Microsoft whatdis
      OP
      Also guys, what's are these i140 RFEs about? Is it about position not specialized enough?
      Sep 7
    • Google wFatDuck2
      Yes they attack both the position and person, it's no different from h1b RFE. All part of their (highly successful) strategy to discourage legal immigrants
      Sep 7
  • Box luxlord
    YOE and new TC?
    Sep 7 0
  • Samsung statarb
    TC?
    Sep 7 0
  • Smart Energy Water / Other bdYR67
    We are over saturated with foreigners. I’d prefer local jobs go to Americans with citizenship
    Sep 8 3
    • Microsoft whatdis
      OP
      I just looked up your company and your Founder and President are both Indian origin. You, of all people, should know we do create your so called "local jobs".
      Sep 8
    • Smart Energy Water / Other bdYR67
      Yes,and the return of Indian labor is usually not as good as American labor.

      In rare instances you will find good, honest work from them.
      Sep 8
    • That's stretching too much. On the contrary I have found non foreigners to be entitled and dumb as usual. Having freedom doesn't motivate you to innovate. Not having freedom, most of the time does
      Sep 10