EB-2 (Schedule A) Exceptional Ability/Advanced Degree Alien Services and Fees

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The fee schedule for Green Card through EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY/ADVANCED DEGREE ALIEN (Schedule A- Group II, fees are payable by personal checks) is as follows:

1. Legal Fees (for our Office):

$5,400 (plus, for employee/beneficiary families with more than two children, $500.00 more for each additional child beyond two), $4,600 at the commencement of the case and $800 (plus, for employee/beneficiary families with more than two children, $500.00 more for each additional child beyond two) at the time of the preparation of I-485.

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS): Single Applicant
  I-140: $580
  I-485, I-765, I-131, Fingerprinting: $1070

Federal Express Expenses: approximately $200

Note: The filing fee of $1070 includes fee for applications I-485, I-765, and I-131, and fingerprinting irrespective of whether I-765 and I-131 applications are submitted along with I-485.

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My employer filed my i-140 petition under EB2 category,I competed my bachelors in 2006 and my priority date is jan 31 2014 so i had around 7 years of experience with bachelors degree qualifying me for EB2,My final year marksheet (2006) along with final printed degree certificate indicates that i completed my bachelors in 2006 but the final degree certificate was dated with date of 2008(issued late as usual due to backlogs in india),USCIS issued RFE taking 2008(degree dated date) as my bachelors completion date and issued RFE that i have 4 years 7 months of experience based on degree dated date(2008),My employer replied with response stating the facts that i completed my degree in 2006 itself and i also provided expert letter confirming the process in India and that i did completed bachelors in 2006,But i see that USCIS denied my I-140 even after providing details,What are my options now even if its a total mistake on their part,i dont want to loose my priority date by filing labor again and going for long wait again.

My name is Alan , I have a Masters degree ( BTech from an Indian University ) from a UK university .

And over 10 years of work experience from UK ( Telecommunications field) , currently employed/residing in UK . Would I be able to apply for GC under EB2 Advanced degree category ?

I believe the priority date is current in my case as my place of birth is Dubai . Please advice

Alan, it looks like you should be able to qualify for EB-2 under non-Indian quota. You will most likely need an employer to file a PERM-based EB-2 for you.

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I am graduate of BS Nursing in the Phils 2008. I worked fo 2yrs back in the Phils in secondary hospital. I also undergo nurse trainee before for 6 months. I have certificate in hemodialysis training. I don't have any Master's degree.
Now, I am working in a hospital here in Anerican Samoa as a dialysis nurse (Charge Nirse) for almost 5yrs. I started 2011 to present. To sum it up I almost have 7 yrs of working experience but no Masters degree. Am I qualified in the EB2? My employer is filing my papers under EB2 but I need to pay for the processing. I just want to make sure of it. Thanks!