Welcome back to the EB2-NIW blog! Today, we’re delving into the employment-based routes for obtaining a US Green Card, specifically the EB1 and EB2 NIW categories. In this article, our focus will be on the crucial connection between EB2 NIW and the Visa Bulletin.
The Two Steps to Green Card through EB2 NIW
Obtaining a US Green Card through the EB2 NIW pathway involves two main steps. First, you must secure approval for your Alien Worker application using form I140. Once approved, the next steps vary depending on your location: adjusting status within the US using form I485 or applying through Consular processing if you are outside the US.
The Significance of the Visa Bulletin
The Visa Bulletin serves as the roadmap to when you’ll receive your Green Card. Your priority date, assigned when you submit your I140 application, becomes crucial. USCIS issues Green Cards based on these priority dates due to retrogression and limited availability.
Navigating Adjustment of Status
When your I140 is approved, and your priority date is current, it’s time for adjustment of status. Use form I485, ensuring you have the most recent version from the USCIS website. Supporting evidence includes a copy of your approved I140, birth certificate, and proof of current immigration status.
Medical Checks and Additional Forms
For adjustment of status, a crucial step is the medical check using form I693. Find a qualified civil surgeon through the USCIS website, ensuring you meet health and vaccination requirements. Additional forms like I765 (employment authorization) and I131 (Advanced parole for travel) can also be included.
Submitting Your Application
Combine all applications, including dependents, in one envelope and submit to USCIS. Ensure you provide all necessary initial evidence to avoid delays. Keep track of your status and adhere to deadlines to prevent falling out of status.
Congratulations on your approved I140! Follow these steps, use updated forms, and submit a comprehensive application. We wish you a smooth adjustment of status and hope you receive your Green Card soon. Take care and have a great day!
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