H1B physician applying for NIW EB2 self petition

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Hi All,

I want some advice on my current situation.

I am an Indian born Physician who is on EB2 H1B and PERM I-140 approved with priority date Oct 2016. As you all know as an Indian born person I have quite a few years of waiting time for my prority date to become current so in the mean while I felt self petitioning for a NIW would be a good idea as it will waive the labor certification requirement and make it easy to change jobs if I wish to in future.

My queries are:

- will my NIW I-140 (if approved) have any implications on my PERM 1-140?

- is it possible to keep both NIW I-140 and PERM 1-140 ?

- my PERM 1-140 is based on "Psychiatrist-clinical Assistant Professor" and my NIW is based on "Psychiatrist- researcher". I won't be actually changing jobs but the SOC designation is slightly different, will this be a problem ?

- will my NIW approval have any bearing on my ability to continue to renew my H1B in the future?

I hope to see some advice from you all.



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