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When is the best time to apply for a green card

Old Apr 20th 2002, 9:58 pm
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Default When is the best time to apply for a green card

I am on an H1-B visa right now and i still have until this December for my visa to expire. when is the best time to apply for a green card? thank you for your reply.
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Old Apr 21st 2002, 3:00 am
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Anytime, as long as your employer is ready and willing.

It has nothing to do with your visa, which is used only to enter the country.

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    > I am on an H1-B visa right now and i still have until this December for my visa to
    > expire. when is the best time to apply for a green card? thank you for your reply.
 
Old Apr 22nd 2002, 11:00 pm
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The H1B can be extended for a further 3 years after the first 3 years. If you have
finished you first 3 years then you should apply for the extension immediately. I
believe the H1B to Green Card takes 2-3 years.

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Old Apr 25th 2002, 5:31 am
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johnny_utah wrote:

    > I am on an H1-B visa right now and i still have until this December for my visa to
    > expire. when is the best time to apply for a green card?

Today. No, wait... yesterday.

Seriously, you never know what is going to happen in the future. I thought I had the
safest job in the world and the best relationship with my employer, so I didn't start
my GC process until about 1 1/2 years into my first H1-B. I did get the CG about a
year later (last October). Right now, the company is being liquidated. As a GC holder
I had no trouble finding a new job. OTOH, trying to find a new employer willing to
sponsor me for a new H1-B would have been so much more of a hassle.

IMHO, there is very little (if anything) to be gained from waiting, especially if
your employer is willing to sponsor you for a GC, pay the legal fees, etc.

Good luck, Thorsten
 

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