US Immigration Questions

  1. Authored on: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:59

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    Consequences of losing my job on H-1B and revocation of I-140

     

    Video Transcript:

    The moment the I-140 is revoked nobody can take away your priority date. The only time priority date can be taken away is if the I-140 was approved in error or through fraud. On the other hand, once the I-140 has been approved and stays approved for 180 days not only do you keep your priority date, you also keep the right to keep extending your H-1B beyond six years with any employer. So180 days is a great time to wait. These regulations changed on January 17th, 2017. Any cases that occurred after that date would have to go by these regulations. FAQ in detail...

     


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  2. Authored on: Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:55

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    Must we maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending?

    Video Transcript:

    Yes, you SHOULD maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending, because these days, especially the government can create odd problems with your I-485. FAQ in detail...

     


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  3. Authored on: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 02:14

    Watch the Video on this FAQ: Parents’ birth certificates

    Video Transcript:

    I would prefer you to get a  non-availability certificate along with two affidavits from people who were alive when your parents were born. That is what I would recommend. FAQ in detail...



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  4. Authored on: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 01:53

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    Variation in H-1B job approved and actually performed

    Video Transcript:

    Minor variations in jobs are normal. But the key question is; is there a substantial change. Any substantial change in an H-1B job requires an amendment. Please stick with the truth. Be honest about what your job is and what is required is that you make a good faith estimate at the time you file the H-1B. If there are minor variations, the system will tolerate them, but if there is a substantial change file an H-1B amendment. Also, as long as you are qualified you can take any job for which you are qualified, without regard to what you did before. FAQ in detail...

     


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  5. Authored on: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 01:27

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    How far ahead of job or petition start date

    can I apply for H-1B visa stamping?

    Video Transcript:

    For H-1B the recommendation at the U.S. consulate in India is 90 days. You can apply 90 days ahead of time, but they do make exemptions and I have seen them do it as much as six months ahead of time. Always a good idea to check. My understanding is that their website says something like 90 days, so just keep that in mind. So if you are going to apply for an H-1B you can apply perhaps 90 days ahead of the start date or the petition approval date.  FAQ in detail...

     

     

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  6. Authored on: Thu, 12/19/2019 - 05:12

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    Change in green card job responsibilities

    and/or job title during the process

    Video Transcript:

    The safest thing is to just start a new green card and once the new I-140 is approved, it automatically inherits the priority date of the old green card. So changing a couple of responsibilities does not change the job, nor does it destroy your green card, but why take a chance. That's the way I look at it. FAQ in detail ....

     

     

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  7. Authored on: Thu, 09/26/2019 - 06:18

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    Travel during H-1B amendment and using

    old employer's visa stamp

    Video Transcript:

    You can travel out while your H-1B amendment is pending and you should be able to use the visa of the old employer. FAQ in detail....

     

     

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  8. Authored on: Tue, 09/24/2019 - 06:40

    Watch the Video on this FAQ: Effect of H-1B approval on H-4 EAD

    Video Transcript:

    The practical solution would be to have your lawyers contact USCIS and explain to them the problem, and if you are willing to take a risk go ahead and have the H-1 revoked. Also make sure that it gets done over the phone as well as in writing. So if a change of status does not take effect I think you would continue to be in the old status which is H-4 EAD. So act quickly before October 1st to revoke or withdraw your wife's H -1. FAQ in detail...

     
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  9. Authored on: Mon, 09/16/2019 - 05:46

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    Changing Employer after receiving Employment Based Green Card


    Video Transcript:

    1. No. 

    2. Duration is not reliable. FAQ in detail...

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  10. Authored on: Wed, 08/07/2019 - 03:42

    Qualified asylum-seekers are those who are fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

    For more information please visit this link: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/obtaining-asylum-united-states