Currently OPT, H1B from Oct 2014 - When to Apply GC

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Currently I am on OPT and H1B Approved from Oct 1, 2014 till Sept 30, 2015.

My employer is willing to file GC for me. What is the best time to get the process started?

Should I wait till Oct 1 or can I get the process started immediately.

I am confused about F1 visa is with intent of Non-Immigrant.

I have Masters from US, so I guess should be falling under EB-2 Category.


Need advise.




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Usually companies do not start the GC process until the employee works for them for atleast 2 years.


So, please work for the Employer in H1B for atleast 2 years and then start the GC process.


EB2 classification is based on the Job requirement. The Job should say "Required Masters Degree" to be eligible under EB2.

If it says Optional then it does not quality as EB2 job.


The Company CANNOT file for GC before you start working for them in October 2014. They need to produce pay stubs.

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