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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: March 2016

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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US Citizen Filing for Mother's Green Card through Consular Processing - Venezuela 2015

United States

I am posting on this thread, because it seems to be more active than the thread I originally posted on, and this is a more specific thread to my case (thank you OP). Here is my entire timeline:

Guestbook Entry for Patel, China

Hong Kong

Mr. Rajiv Khanna, Mr. Kunal Sharma and the rest of the team have been very patient and extremely supportive.

I had filed for my immigrant visa through my spouse, and it was quite complicated. Couple of the other lawyers we spoke to said that there are no chances in winning this case, but Mr Khanna was firm, that the fundamentals are right and thus we have a good chance. Finally, after 2 long years, my immigrant visa has been approved.

What impressed me the most is the Mr. Khanna would immediately schedule an appointment (no charge, of course) every time there was some news from the immigration office or from my side. Even during the final stages, I had asked him a few questions regarding my DS-260 as i was very nervous, he scheduled an appointment immediately and told me exactly what to answer in each question. They made me feel as if I was their only customer. Excellent effort and care for each case by the team, and I would surely refer his firm to everyone.

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Topics for Discussion, Thursday, 29 October 2015:

FAQ: Withdrawing one pending petition (H-4) when another is (F-1) approved; Writ of Mandamus against delay; Investment property while on H-1 (Buying and renting out a house); Starting my own company while on H-1; Priority date loss upon revocation of I-140; Consequences of getting laid off on H-1; etc. 

Other: TN/TD Visa; I-14- approved, company acquired; Job termination AC21; Cross chargeability evidence (Iraq); Applying for H-1 from OPT and travel; H-1 transfer while an extension is pending,I-140 revocation and priority date; Minor son on tourist visa, parent on green card; PERM denial and probability of success; Naturalization delay; etc.

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FAQ: I-485/AOS/AC21 issues in job through future employer - I-485/AOS; Reentry permit; New Priority Date rules; Priority date port and multiple I-485/AOS petitions; 
Discussed: H-1B extension using I-140 receipt; cross chargeability; Losing priority date when I-140 revoked; location change on L-1B visa; Porting priority date to a different job; Spouse of green card holder; H-4 EAD extension; Filing I-485 without employer; CSPA; Birth certificate issues; Petty offense exception; H-1B and maternity leave; I-485 through future employer; etc.

USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad.

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