Adjustment of Status

Pros and Cons of Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing for Green Card

My H1B (6 years) was from 10/1/2004 - 9/30/2010 from 5 different companies. Company A - PD(EB3) - Jun 19, 2007, I-140 applied on July 9, 2007, I-485 filed July 17, 2007 - got laid off Oct 31, 2008. - I-140 approved on Dec 29, 2008. Moved to Canada in July 2012 and became Canadian Citizen in Apr 2017. I have been keeping Advance Parole active by visiting the USA every year. Now I want to add my family in Canada(wife(Indian Citizen with USA visitors visa) and kid(Canadian Citizen)). Do you recommend AOS for myself and Consular Processing for my family?

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Discussion Topics, Thursday 19 October 2017:

FAQ: Pros and cons of adjustment of status and consular processing for green card || Applying for green card while holding H-4 status; applying for green card and permanent residence for another country simultaneously ||Changing status from tourist or business visa (B1 or B2) within the United States|| How to read the visa bulletin? || What type of questions can be asked in consular or adjustment of status interview for employment based applicants || Effect of a speeding ticket on green card or naturalization/citizenship || Effect of moving abroad while still on H-1B visa || Denial of H-1B on Level 1 wage issue || Doing business on H-4 EAD. Other: Family-based green card for an H-1B holder || Filing concurrent H-1B for family-owned business || Relationship between maintaining US permanent residence and expiration of green card || I-94 correction through the CBP || H-4 visa/status issues || H-1B laid off || H-4 EAD to H-1 || H-4 EAD issues, etc.

Guestbook Entry for Vijay, United States

Name: 
Vijay
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
State: 
MA
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

Rajiv Ji, Glad to inform you that we got our GCs couple weeks ago. It has been a pleasure working with your office for almost 11 years now. I sincerely thank Rajiv Khanna and Prerna Mehta for their excellent support and prompt turnaround with the queries and process related documentation for getting our Green Cards.

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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: September 2017

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process.

Guestbook Entry for Siva, United States

Name: 
Siva
State: 
NC
Glossary: 
Immigration.com: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

Thank you Rajiv and staff for helping me out with my GC process. Its been a long 12 year journey and i am glad that i was represented by one of the top immigration attorney offices. Every single application from H1, Labor, 140, 485, and then all the EAD's in between were handled so professionally.

A special thanks to Art, Heather, and Mathew for being so prompt in answering my questions.

I highly recommend everyone to use Law offices of Rajiv. S Khanna, for all the immigration matters.

Thanks,
Siva Kanumuri

Protection of Section 245(k) for Employment-Based I-485

Will there be any issue with my I-485 approval? If it gets denied, will my unlawful presence/out of status be counted from the time my I-94 expired? What should be my next steps?

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Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: August 2017

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process.

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USCIS Adjustment of Status ( I-485 ) Filing Date Charts from the Visa Bulletin

If USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, we will state on this page that you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart. Otherwise, we will indicate on this page that you must use the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may file your adjustment of status application.

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