Hi there, I am currently residing in Auckland, NZ. I am a New Zealand permanent resident holding an Indian passport. I plan to migrate to US for my PhD and eventually work there as an Academic. If I apply for US green card under EB-2 category, which country's processing time will be applicable in my case, NZ or Indian? As per my knowledge the processing time for Indian citizens is very long (almost 8 to 10 yrs) where as for Kiwis it's pretty less (just a year). Since I hold a NZ permanent residency status will that allow me to file my application as a Kiwi or do I need to be a NZ citizen for that. Can you guide me for this query, I would like to know whether my application fall under Indian category or NZ? I would also like to know that is H1B quota/cap applicable to Academic jobs (Higher ed institutions like universities)?