Employment Based Green Cards

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 20 October 2016:
FAQ: H-1B or Green Card changing job roles, How soon should I-485 be filed once dates are current; Changing jobs while a quota H-1 is pending; Changing jobs after I-140 approval; Applying for reentry permit; Filing a PERM based green card through a company owned or managed by a relative; Filing green card while on student visa F-1;
Other: How soon can I go for H-1 visa stamping; Does CBP officer at the airport have the right to search belongings, cell phone, etc? Large medical treatment bill; Green card for a nurse; Visitors/Tourist visa reentry; Using experience under PERM as a contractor; EB-1C if I have been in the USA already for three years; Traveling while H-1B amendment is pending; Applying for H-4 EAD; H-1B remainder option; Applying for tourist/visitors visa after having applied for green card; Factors affecting EB-1 green card; H-1 holder leaving USA for medical reasons.

DOL Releases PERM FAQ on Preparation of Recruitment Report

The Department of Labor has published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Round 13 related to preparing the required recruitment report for employers seeking labor certification under the PERM Program along with two "best practice" sample recruitment reports. The Round 13 FAQ is posted on the PERM Program Page on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification website at https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/faqs_pdf.cfm.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 6 October 2016:
FAQ: Issues regarding changing jobs while on H-1:-- Is there a minimum time gap necessary to transfer H-1 from one job to another, change jobs| timing of resigning and joining; Errors in visa and passport; Name spellings different in various documents; Arrival departure records from-to Canada; Liquidated damages clause in H-1 employment contract; Applying for EB-1 if EB-2 is in process; Changing careers on H-1
Other: Indian passport for child born in USA; Priority dates movement; Work visa or status for students; Correcting errors in I-140 approval; Changing from B (visitors visa, tourist visa, business visa) to student status; Minimum days needed on passport expiration for visa entry; Processing through NVC; H-1B extension beyond 6 years; Visa dates movement, changing jobs on H-1, priority date transfer, approval of I-140; Adoption and immigration; Name discrepancy when applying for parents visa; Changing jobs, filing I-485, precautions for priority date transfer, etc

Guestbook Entry for Rama Gadam, United States

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Rama Gadam
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Florida
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I would like to thank Mr. Rajiv Khanna for guiding me through from the time I applied for HIB through and until I got my green card. My special thanks to Ms. Bharati Gajjala, my case manager who was very responsive and she handled the process of submitting all the relevant doucumets professionally. I also thank Ms. Suman, who also assisted me when I requested for information. I would strongly recommend the services of "The Law Offices of Rajiv S. Khanna" to any one who want to apply for H-IB or for a Green Card. RAMA

Effect of Divorce on Employment-Based Immigration

I have been in US for the last 8 years and got GC employment based 3 years ago. I have 15 and 21 year old sons. My wife and I have differences on who manages my finances. I am thinking about applying for divorce. Just wondering whether divorce would have any impact on obtaining citizenship (either for me or my wife and children).

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: October 2016

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 25 August 2016:
FAQ: Quota H-1 pending, status after 1 October; Documentation needed to prove future job offer for EB-2; Green card holder staying outside the USA for less than 12 months.

Other: Applying for H-4 EAD; Priority date transfer for old I-140; Can one stay in USA after EB-1C filing, if priority dates are not current; Confirming whether or not an I-140 case is selected for consular processing; Proving parent child relationship for green card; Filing an EB-2 case; I-140 priority date transfer; H-4 visa stamping and completing education in the USA; Changing employers after I-140 approval; H-1 extensions; Can I find out how many I-140 cases my company has filed and revoked; Incorrect category status issued to child; Naturalization and past (erroneous) visa denials; Married military personnel filing taxes as single, etc.

EB-1C Green Card For International Manager Or Executive

I am with one of the Indian MNC and I am working as Program Manager for last 4 years (L1-A). I would like to apply EB-1 GC through a future employer. What is the timeline and chances to approve ?

EB-1C green card can be applied only through an employer that is a member of your the group of companies that you are currently working for on L-1A. To apply through an unrelated company, you will need to go through EB-2 or EB-3 categories.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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EB-1A Directly from India and Green Card

I am from India and holding an Indian passport. I work for a IT company. I manage around 250 members. One of the agencies are tied up with another EB-1 and EB-2 processing agency in USA and informed me that they can help in processing EB1-A visa (Self Petition).
My questions are:
1. Is there a category of Visa as EB1-A?
2. If so, is there a possibility for self - petition? i.e. without an employer?
3. If I file EB1-A, what is the waiting period? Approximate is adequate.
4. Once I get the EB1-A visa, can I self apply for Green card or should there be an employer assisting to file for Green card?
5. If I apply for Green card on an EB1 A, how long generally with it take?

1.  Yes.  See: http://www.immigration.com/greencard/eb1-green-card/eb-1-extraordinary-a...

2.  Yes, self petition is possible under EB-1A.

3.  Usually, it takes appx a year for the whole process.

4.  EB-1A IS a green card category.  Nothing else is needed.

5.  See 3 and 4.

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Employment-Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) Visa Limits Reached for Special Immigrants from India

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for August 2016 reflects a final action date of January 1, 2010*, for EB-4 visas for special immigrants from India.

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