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    I am living outside the US and am planning to file an EB-2 NIW petition. I would like to get some information on the processing times. What are the current processing times?

    Also, I saw that times vary quite significantly between the Nebraska and the Texas service center. What service center would I have to use in order to file my case?

    Thank you!

  • #2
    You can't choose between Texas or Nebraska.. Where your application is submitted depends on where you intend to work permanently. Check:

    For processing times, check directly USCIS:

    I got approved in 6 months (Nebraska).


    • #3
      I just applied and successfully got my green card under the Employment-Based Second Preference National Interest Waiver (EB2-NIW). A bit of my background; I applied as a post-doctoral fellow on my OPT year 3 ( I got the 2-year extension after the first year of OPT was over). I have a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. I applied without a sponsor or Lawyer so I know that it is possible to do so.

      I wrote a Free ebook that contains all the templates for applying for EB2- NIW. I hope it helps you.
      I know the struggle because as an international student, that was what I thought about towards graduation. I was also able to add my husband as a dependent and we got our green cards at the same time! I started a youtube series ( on the steps so feel free to watch that too for more information. Good luck!!!
      This eBook contains information that will help highly skilled professionals successfully self-petition for their green card under the Employment-Based Second Preference National Interest Waiver (EB2 – NIW) category without sponsors or the help of a lawyer.