AC21 AOS Portability

Guestbook Entry for Dilip Jeyram, United States

Name: 
Dilip Jeyram
State: 
VA
Citizenship and Naturalization: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
I have engaged Rajiv’s office for over 10 years now for many different reasons. I’ve also been recommending Rajiv’s law offices to my aquaintences & friends for over 10 years now. I have very close examples of people who lost 3-5 years going to some other lawyer & later, at  my advise, going through Rajiv’s office, who somehow ‘fixed everythin’ ???? Rajiv once told me … ’ why do you want to engage my office? this is so simple, you can do it yourself and save some money…”  if you expect more from a lawyer… you are crazy!!!!! For Rajiv, its not about the money… he REALLY wants to ‘do the right thing’. Rajiv provided me guidance for a new case - at no cost just because I was a old client -  & literally advised me I could save money by doing the work myself - it was very simple. I was infact, ready to pay him or some other lawyer 100s of $s because this was a inquiry near & dear to me. There is no better example of honesty & forthrighness ( i’ve dealt with many lawyers in my lifetime & if you have a better example, I’d certainly like to hear it) .  I’d ( & have already ) recommend Rajiv for his unparalleled knowledge & honesty in a instant & have also, personally, gone back to him time and again - H1B , family visas, family GC, company visas etc etc etc - again & again……its a no-brainer for me… & yeah.. I’d put my money where my mouth is…. –DJ

Guestbook Entry for A Singh, United States

Name: 
A Singh
State: 
OK
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
I had an accident and am on disability while my green card adjustment of status application ( form I-485 ) has been pending for over 4 years. My I-140 had been approved about 5 years back but my case has been caught up in the visa backlogs at USCIS and Department of State. I wanted to know if there was any provision for help in the immigration laws, in case I am sent for long term disability or my employment is terminated before I receive my green card. I learnt that employment and disability are subjects to be discussed with a benefits or employment attorney. The only immigration benefits are via AC 21 or via a private bill. Also, that one should not loose the advance parole anytime while the AOS is pending. I want to thank Mr. Rajiv Khanna for his generosity with time and expert guidance. Over the phone I found him to have a very pleasant personality. he had me feel comfortable and didnt seem money minded at all.

AOS interview next week, mother in India on AP

I am a US citizen, had applied for my parents GC in October 2009. Mom underwent fingerprinting three times here, but did not get her AOS done in time. End of last year my father (who got his EAD and AOS smoothly) had emergency heary bypass here, and then they had to leave back for India for more tests. Mom left on AP. Subsequently I wrote a letter to NBC, MO to ask them to expedite my mothers case. Yesterday I received a letter stating that she has go to Philadelphia USCIS office next week for "Completion of application to register for Perm residence." Mom is in India now.

You need to contact USCIS customer service for guidance. Definitely put something down in writing that you are requesting a rescheduling. Maybe asking your Congressman's assistance is the best way to go for rescheduling.

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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Guestbook Entry for Vipul Gajera, United States

Name: 
Vipul Gajera
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
I had recently requested a telephone conference with Mr. Rajiv Khanna regarding my pending 485 case. I am happy to report that I had a very pleasant experience and was very satisfied with the way they handled my request right from the secretary, Ms. Leslie, who took my questions and made the conference appt. to Mr. Khanna who answered my questions. He was punctual, professional and took his time to answer my questions. During the first telephone conference, he had a very busy morning and there were a number of callers waiting in line. After my call, I realized I had a couple more questions, and Mr Khanna asked me to make another appt. which was promptly given to me for the next day. I am also very thankful to Mr. Khanna for not charging me any initial consultation fees based on my current situation. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Rajiv Khanna and his office for your legal/immigration needs.

AOS applicants applying for H-1 visa

My spouse and me are currently working on H1 and we do have our EAD and AP even though we are not using it. We are planning on a trip to India in the month of December. Both of our H1 visa's on passport have expired. We plan on using AP when coming back to US to avoid the hassle of getting our passports stamped. We plan on remaining on H1 even though we use AP to get back. We do plan on renewing our AP and EAD when they expire. What I want to know is... is there any advantage of having visa stamped in your passport as to using AP if you plan on remaining on H1? One that I know is cities like London require you to get a transit visa if your visa has expired when traveling to India.

We would highly recommend not applying for an H visa if it can be avoided. In the past few weeks, I have provided consultations to various employers on H-1 visa refusals. The refusals were ridiculous, illegal and would be overturned if there were an adequate mechanism for reversal. So, I see no point in applying for an H-1 visa. Even if you enter on AP and continue working for the original H-1 employer, you ARE considered to still be on H-1. All other matters are more or less ancillary.

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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Guestbook Entry for Jigar Chudgar, United States

Name: 
Jigar Chudgar
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Law offices of Rajiv S. Khanna has provided great service in getting my employment based I- 1485 approved. I contacted Rajiv’s office little more than a year ago for phone consulation in changing employer using AC-21. Upon his advice, i continued my AC21 process. Rajiv’s advice is always very neutral, practicle and straigh forward. Later on, my case was sent to local office for interview. He helped me prepare documents and answers for the interview process. He even offered his personal cell phone number in case I need to contact him during the interview. My case was approved in almost a month after the interview. My main contact in Rajiv’s office was Mark Riddick. He was extermely patient, supportive and very quick in responding my numerous questions. He helped me prepare every single detail for the interview. Without that type of help and support, the interview experience would have been very difficult. Matthew, Heather, Lesli, Art also helped me a lot. Overall, I had a very professional and satisfactory experience working with Rajiv Khanna and his team. Thank you very much.

EAD-AC21-Self Porting

I have EAD/Pending AOS. I ported to employer B based on AC21 in 2008. Now i am considering a great opportunity: -Joining S corporation in Florida _I will receive similar hourly rate as prior employer -similar job -i will receive 40% of profits on top of salary -the new corporation will be my fututre full time job Does the new corporation have to be huge with lot of finances for me to use the AC21? I have valid EAD can I join as a partner in the S corporation in Florida? Any thoughts things i,ve to carefull with?

Very little is clear about self-porting. Read the Yates Memo of May 2005. It seems you should be fine as long as the jobs are same or similar, but like I said, not much is known about this issue.

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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Guestbook Entry for Chanchal Kokkuvayil, United States

Name: 
Chanchal Kokkuvayil
State: 
PA
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
I want to thank Mr.Khanna for answering all my questions to my satisfaction. Appreciate the fact that he read through the questions and understood the situation before hand so that during the call he was able to explain the options available to me and the impact of each one of them. Without hesitation, I will be hiring Mr.Khanna and his firm for all my immigration needs. Thanks, Chanchal

AC21 and losing job

I am EB2 priority date Sep2005. I had lost my job in Apr 09. I started working on Dec09 with another company similar job description, in same geographic location and with 15% higher salary than labor approved. I was out of job for almost 8 months.My old employer has assured not to evoke approved I140 (more than 3 years since I 140 is approved) I have few questions: 1.Shall I file for AC21? 2.is it advisable to send copy of current paystunb with AC21, If yes how many months? 2.Is it okay to file AC21without paystub for around 8 months? 2.If I dont file for AC21, will there be an issue travelling on AP at POE?

AC21 should be filed. The fact that you were out of job for 8 months is irrelevant. As long as the jobs are same or similar, you should have no issues.

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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