AC21 AOS Portability

EAD and H-1 Conversions for Derivatives

I have applied for 485 as the primary applicant and my wife is the secondary applicant. Right now both of us are on H1 visa. We had applied for EAD and AP and intend to apply for renewal soon as we near 120 days. I am on my 7th year of H1 and my wife is on 2nd year of H1 and 3 year of (H1 and H4 combine). Her current H1 expires on April 2010. I intend to remain on H1 itself and have no intentions of using my EAD. Can you please clarify these questions.

Qo1. Would it be advisable for my wife(secondary applicant) to change to EAD in case she gets a better employment with another employer? This employer is not willing to transfer H1.
Ans. That should be fine.

Qo2. All that is required to work on EAD is fill in form I-9 and submit a copy of EAD with it. Does the employer have to do anything like notifying USCIS etc?
Ans2. The employer has to do nothing more than prepare the I-9 and keep updating it every time new EAD is issued.

 

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Gap in Employment during AOS

My friend lost his job on Friday when he was working on EAD (this is not the employer who has applied for GC). His i-140 was approved last year in May. He is looking for new job which would take couple of weeks. I have following question for the situation:

Q1. Is there any limit or restriction for number of days without work between changing job?
Ans. No. I do not believe a few weeks should make a difference.

Q2. Will this impact his GC process?
Ans. Not as long as he is eligible for AC21 portability.

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AOS Denial – Consequences for H-1

Qo. If an AOS (adjustment of status or I-485) applicant has already used up six years on H1 and is currently in 8th year of H1, what are his/her options if AOS gets denied before the 8th year on H1 expires?
Ans. A lot depends upon the grounds of denial and whether they are likely to be overturned on a Motion to Reopen/Reconsider. Do note, there is no appeal against a 485 denial.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  November 14, 2019

FAQs: 

Can H-1B lay off 60 days grace period be taken only once or can it be taken multiple times?

If one H1-B extension is filed and pending, can transfer to a new employer be filed? Is this safe?

If I move to H4 and my H4 is pending for approval, can an H-1B be filed? Is this safe ? 

Procedure and time to get a green card for the spouse of a green card holder

Can we apply 2 H-1B transfers while my extension with same employer is in process with different client?  If the extension is denied, will other two transfers will be denied?

AC21 portability before 180 days 

OTHER:  I have my I-140 approved and it has been over 6 months. If I change my job, do I need to go through the entire I-140 process again? || Withdrawing N400 || TN visa derivative for boyfriend || Naturalization, absence of 6 months || Using old H-4 visa stamp || L-1 amendment || EAD delays || F-1 visa stamping || Receipt lost

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  October 3, 2019

FAQ: When should we file Supplement J for AC21 || Changing employers after 180 days of I-140 approval || Filing an I-485 for a junior position when already promoted || Expediting H-4 EAD || Is there a correlation between processing times and priority dates? || Traveling while H-4 EAD extension is pending.

OTHER:  60 days grace period between H-1B petitions || Options for alleged OPT/CPT violations || Requiring pay stubs from a retired Veteran || Changing employers after 180 days of I-140 approval || Is there a deadline for filing I-485 after PD is current || Financial issues in sponsorship || Public charge rule || Refiling N-400 || Applying for H-1B extension while outside the USA || H-1B/EAD options || EB-1A changing jobs/multiple categories green cards pending || Indian OCI cards, etc.

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