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EB2 / EB3 greencard category requirements

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I have masters and 8 years experience. I am earning around 65k right now and will have increased income after one year. what category should i apply my greencard and how long does it take to pass each stage.

How long does it take to get to 140,485 stages for both EB2 and EB3 if I apply this year.

What are the salary requirements for both categories.

I am a sr software engineer in java

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The category, salary and time to complete depend on the requirements of the position.

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Since you have a Master's degree you qualify under EB-2. Having said that, the company's job requirements for the position will determine if it is an EB-2 or EB-3 category filing.

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Whether you can be classified as EB2 or EB3 category depends on several factors. The requirements for the job are considered. An experienced professional will be able to assess you and advise you. The time taken for the whole process depends on so many different factors including country of birth.

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