US Immigration Questions

  1. Authored on: Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:54
  2. Authored on: Tue, 12/01/2020 - 23:08
  3. Authored on: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 07:46

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    Green Card holder stuck outside the US for more than a year

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    You should try to get in touch with the consulate and send them emails, etc., asking them their guidance and that way you have at least some proof that you are trying to get back into the USA on time, but if it goes past one year it can't be helped, you can always start a new green card if you like, not too many options here. FAQ in detail...

     

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  4. Authored on: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 07:29

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    Priority date and original I-140 approval notice

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    So once again the priority date is yours the moment the I-140 is approved whether it is revoked the very next day, but if it stays unrevoked for 180 days whether or not you're with the same employer you also carry forward the right to extend your H-1B. FAQ in detail...

     

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  5. Authored on: Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:56

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    Changing status during a pending application - authorized period of stay


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    There is an assumption if old status has expired and you have an application pending you are just in authorized period of state. And by the way, if you have an employment based green card going on and your dates become current you can file a I-485 that is if you are protected by section 245(k). 245(k) says we will forgive you being out of status or unofficially employed for up to 180 days if you are an employment based applicant or their derivative so if your old status expired, F-1 is pending, but the old status expired less than 180 days ago you can file I-485. FAQ in detail...

     

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  6. Authored on: Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:17

    Watch the Video on this FAQ: Unstamped H-1B quota exemption

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    The government may be pushy on this issue, but they do maintain that if you have not received a change of status for example from F-1 to H-1 or an H-1B visa stamp. If you are outside the USA you are still subject to the quota. I think they are legally wrong. So the bottom line is you should try to go ahead and give it a shot and I don't think the government is in a legally defensible position.

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  7. Authored on: Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:05

    Watch the Video on this FAQ: Owning or doing business on H-1B

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    1. I do not see any problem with that.

    2. I think that's fine, but a little bit more complicated. There is no restriction on the salary to be paid to the manager and you can pay them in stocks FAQ in detail...

     

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  8. Authored on: Tue, 09/15/2020 - 08:00

    Watch the Video on this FAQ: H-1B portability without a visa stamp

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    When you have an H-4 visa stamp and you came to the United States and you got selected in the lottery that means you got your H-1B and you got your change of status. If you change employers you can start working as soon as your change of employer paperwork is delivered to the USCIS. You do not need any H-1B visa stamp for that purpose. FAQ in detail...

     

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  9. Authored on: Wed, 09/02/2020 - 02:14

    FAQ: Issues in changing employers after I-140 approval

     

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    1. Absolutely.

    2. Absolutely. The I-140 priority date gets attached to you. Therefore, wherever you go, that's where the priority date goes.

    3. No, because what is being transferred is the priority date and you can transfer that to any petition.

    4. Yes, there is an issue about the one year filing date, but it does not revoke your I-140. FAQ in detail...

     

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  10. Authored on: Wed, 08/26/2020 - 08:26

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    Going to school while I-485 is pending

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    In my view, there are no repercussions because there is a reason you are not joining immediately. As this is a very special circumstance, I would suggest you talk to your lawyer. FAQ in detail...

     

     

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