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Guestbook Entry for marilee cordero, United States

Name: 
marilee cordero
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Country: 
United States
Comment: 
My H-1B visa extension and my children’s H-4 too were denied due to my two former lawyers’ lack of expertise on immigration matters.Then, my Labor certification was denied too. Two of my children eventually had to go home when they reached 21 because of this. I thought my youngest son and I were going to go home too,until my employer contacted Atty Khanna and his associates.They are the best because they were able to fix ad refile everything. We recently received our green card. Everything they did was so organized and very meticulous, making no mistakes.I would highly recommend them to anyone.

My wife filed for Skilled Worker

My wife filed for Skilled worker (EB-3(A)(i)). Can I apply for NIV to visit her?

There is nothing in law that stops you from getting an NIV. But grant of visas like B-1/B-2 is completely discretionary.

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EB2 or EB3

I have 7 years of experience with 3year bachelors degree + 2year masters degree from India.Job for which my GC is being filed is Bachelors degree+6yr experience. As per knowledge from different online sources 3year bach. degree+2year masters degree+5years progressive,post-masters exp.- Is considered as EB-2 Professionals with Advanced Degrees.My lawyer is saying since my bachelors(India)is a 3yr program & US bachelors degree is a 4yr program so my case falls under EB3 & not EB2. She also specified that under EB2 category the educational degree must be from a "single source" & not from combination of degrees.

Generally speaking, if BS and MS are in the same or similar fields, you should be able to combine them to arrive at a 4-year degree for EB2 purposes. You should have a shot at EB2.

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Guestbook Entry for Senthil R Dhanuskodi, United States

Name: 
Senthil R Dhanuskodi
State: 
IL
Green Card: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 
Rajiv, it was pleasure working with you for the past 8 and half years.  My whole experience with your law office was very pleasant and the staff were really very helpful.  Thank You for all the help and support with my green card process.  I would also take this oppurtunity to convey my thanks to Bharathi Gajala, Mathew Chacko and Rajiv S. Khanna to whom I have personally talked to at different phases of my Green Card Process.  Once again, Thank You all for all the help and support.  - Senthil

EB3 to EB2 and I-140 Refile

I have worked for Company A and got my labor certificate(Approved in May 2009) and I-140(Approved in Nov 2009 under Eb-3). But company A got acquired by Company B. Company B bought major part of the assets from Company A. Both companies do same kind of business. 1. The new company B is in same County and State(but different cities). 2. I Will be doing similar or same work in a similar position. 3. H1B transfered from Company A to Company B. 1) Can company B use Company A Labor certicate and refile the I-140 again? 2) Since Company A filed I-140 on EB-3, Can Company B refile I-140 on EB2?

Generally speaking, I see this as a good opportunity to start a new PERM under EB2 and then transfer the priority date. Speak with your lawyers.

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EB2 from EB3 qualification

I am currently petitioned under EB3 (for embassy interview already) but unfortunately is caught up with the retrogression. Can I apply for an EB2 visa? I have a Bachelor's degree (BSN), took up Medicine (equivalent of a master's degree in academe) and currently is a faculty/administrator in one of the top nursing schools in Manila, going on 5 years of service. I am likewise a PhD student (Major in Biology) in one of the top university also in Manila. Am I qualified for an EB2? If yes, is EB2 a family based peition? My parents live in New Jersey. Thank you.

The term "EB" means employment-based. EB-2 is available for people with post graduate degrees (by US standards) OR a 4 years bach. degree with five years of progressively responsible experience. You need to speak with your lawyers about applying for an EB-2 and transferring your priority date.

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Guestbook Entry for Anonymous, United States

Name: 
Anonymous
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

Finally Seven years of waiting comes to an end after so much of struggle, moving the case from EB3 to EB2, Interfiling, Follow ups from Senators Office, Follow from AILA thru your office, pending for security etc.. Thanks a lot for all your support and for your entire team, especially Amrita and Sheena for their continuous follow up with Service Center and AILA and keeeping me updated at every stage

Guestbook Entry for Bruce A. Trickel, United States

Name: 
Bruce A. Trickel
State: 
Oklahoma
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Profession/Occupation: 
Country: 
United States
Comment: 

MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt”>I have utilized the services of Attorney Rajiv Khanna many times over the last 10 years and have 100% of the time been satisfied with the prompt, expert, and swift handling of the H1B and Green Card applications.  Most recently I took over a very complicated immigration situation when I took over as the Chief Operating Officer for CCOM Medical Group.  I was faced with an employee that was out of status and her whole immigration process had been mishandled by numerous attorney’s over several years.   Rajiv’s staff quickly put together a plan, researched all the potential obstacles we could potentially run into, and executed parallel applications for an H1B visa and green card.   The end result was obtaining an approved H1B visa for my employee and H-4 for her son along with an approved I-140 so that as her priority date comes up later this year she can get her green card.  We are all very happy and appreciative of the fine work Rajiv and his staff did for our employee and CCOM Medical Group.  In my ten year history in working with Rajiv he has never, ever, let me down and he and his staff are always conscious of ensuring I have the appropriate expected outcome in mind and am fully aware of any downside to a situation before it happens.  I like to make informed decisions and Rajiv allows me to do that.  Anyone reading my comments is more than welcome to contact me at FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman”> (918) 683-0753. 

Watch out - the prioirty date cut off in March was effective immediately

The April 2009 Visa Bulletin was issued on March 9th. The VB said the visa numbers for EB3 were unavailable with immediate effect (Philippines retrogressed to 2003).

This is highly unusual. The visa bulletin is a forecast for the month ahead and does not take effect immediately. But State Department says that this one was of immediate effect.

What does this mean?

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