Solutions to the Extensive Waiting Times for Certain EB1 Petitions
First Preference EB1 Green Cards
Among the available US EB1 Visas, some of them such as the EB-1C visa involve quite a long waiting period because that particular petition does not fall into the First Preference Green Card created by USCIS. Many of the US EB1 Visas are not actually in the first preference. Especially for individuals who are from China, Mexico, India and the Philippines may experience a longer waiting period that delay entry into the United States on your green card for several years.
A First Preference Green Card, is always the best option for any individual pursue in order to arrive in the United States rather quickly. While the process does take a couple of months, an applicant will not experience the year long wait times that are present in other US EB1 Visa categories.
While an Employment-based First Preference EB1 visa is the quickest option, the petition does take some time (4 to 6 months) to process with USCIS. Thus, we often suggest to our First Preference EB1 applicants to also apply for the O-1B Visa. This is an effective solution to arriving in the United States quickly, as the processing time is not as lengthy and the O-1B Visa Requirements are extremely similar to the Employment-based First Preference EB1 Application.
The O-1B Visa to EB1 Visa is a seamless process, as no additional evidence will be required since the O-1B Visa Requirements are the same to the EB1 Green Card, and since you already qualify for the First Preference EB1 Petition, your desire to go from the O-1B Visa to EB1 Green Card will not cause any issues from USCIS.
When deciding to embark on your Employment-based First Preference EB1 Green Card Process, it is also important to consider the O-1B Visa Requirements and be familiar with the process of the O1B Visa to the EB1 Green Card, especially if you wish to enter into the United States as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding the First Preference EB1 Green Card, or questions regarding the O-1B Visa Requirements and whether doing the O-1B Visa to EB1 option is best for you, contact our offices and we would be glad to give your case a personal assessment.
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