How long does it take from PERM to Green Card, and difference between NIW and PERM Labor Certification?

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1) How long does one have to wait in total if the company applied for PERM (EB2 - MS CS degree), and THEN Concurrently applied for I-140 (premium) and I-485 and the country of birth is UAE?

2) Can the above be done on an F-1 (OPT + STEM OPT) Visa instead of an H-1B? And any potential issues for F-1 in this case?

3) In this scenario, how would it work if the person also submits NIW in parallel with PERM?


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  1. I would say an average of a couple of years. 
  2. Yes, it can be. Please go through my blogs and articles on the economic author page for more details on this issue.
  3. It would work  just fine. Your lawyers can organize that. 

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