L1B -> EB2 GC Processing times


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My L1B Visa is valid until Nov 2015 and at this point I am looking to initiate my GC processing under EB2 category however my employer is suggesting I should rather go with H1B first as the processing time for this category is 5-6 years.

 

I am a little unclear whether to

 

1. Take the H1B route (which introduces risk for me next year given the limited quota) or

2. Try to push my luck with EB1 processing as I have more than 11 years of experience working in a specialized area with 4 years of managerial responsibilities. 

 

Also would like to know about processing times in each GC category and whether there is any sort of expedited options.

 

Would like to hear some opinion from the experts on this.

 

Thanks

 

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My L1B Visa is valid until Nov 2015 and at this point I am looking to initiate my GC processing under EB2 category however my employer is suggesting I should rather go with H1B first as the processing time for this category is 5-6 years.

 

I am a little unclear whether to

 

1. Take the H1B route (which introduces risk for me next year given the limited quota) or

2. Try to push my luck with EB1 processing as I have more than 11 years of experience working in a specialized area with 4 years of managerial responsibilities. 

 

Also would like to know about processing times in each GC category and whether there is any sort of expedited options.

 

Would like to hear some opinion from the experts on this.

 

Thanks

You can't initiate your GC process, your employer has to do. So either do what he says or consult an attorney for help.

Coming to EB1, you need definitely attorney's help. Not all managerial positions are eligible for EB1.

For processing times, check Visa bulletin.

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