Form I-485

I-485 approved while outside the USA - travel on AP or GC

Pending I-485 petition (AOS), AP&EAD approved and valid until another 6 months. I-485 petitioner went to India, on approval of AP. While in India, I-485 approved on 29/3/2017 and Card received

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 20 April 2017: 
FAQ: Trump’s executive order - effect on H-1B visas, I-485 approved while outside the USA - travel on AP or GC, H-1B 60 days grace period explained, Joining an employer after green card approval, H-1B title "Programmers" and USCIS site visits, Getting unemployment payments on H-1B, Travel while H-4 EAD is pending.
Other: Traveling during extension pending and H-1B visa stamping with 2 months left, CSPA issues, H-1B amendment for working from home, Green card through CP issues I-864, etc. H-1B and I-140 revoked, Reentry permit, Changing employers and H-1B visa stamping, H-1B visa stamping issues, Entry-exit process, etc.

Do jobs have to be same or similar when I port my priority date?

1. I'm on H-1 visa and on my 8 th year ...visa is getting extended based on I-140 approved. I'm getting an offer to join different company end client(currently I'm with the consulting company) designation not decided yet. In my current employer, I am manager and wondering if I get a different position in other company like Director or solution architect or Sr Manager...and if I join that company what effect that will make on my current approved I 140 or GC process. Is this safe to jump? I heard job category needs to be same or similar in various forums for PERM but I don't have clarity or understanding what that rule is and....how that thing impact my situation.
2. I have not filed I-485 yet since my priority date is back in 2013 in EB2. Also, my wife has H-4 EAD does that impact as well?

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Can I go back and join an employer who has my I-140 approval, but I left them

I have worked for a company A and my I-140 was approved with PD of 2013. I worked another 7 months in the same company after I-140 approval and then moved to a new company with a similar profile. As far as I know, my I-140 has not been revoked. The new company B has also started Perm processing to get I-140 approved. I am working in Company B for almost a year now, and I would like to go back to my previous employer A. Can I rejoin Company A and pick up I-140 from there without restarting another PERM filing? Company A would like to take me back? Do I have to start the process all over again?

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What if I never joined the employer who sponsored me for green card?

Working for the same company for 9+ years (7 yrs in the USA and since last 2 years in India Development Center for the same company). I received my GC in June 2016 and have got the physical cards delivered to me in India. Lost my father in Nov 2016. More than 9 months passed since GC - never traveled on GC so far or worked for the Sponsoring employer even for 1 day in the USA. I want to work and live in the US but for immediate time (next 1 to 2 years) I need to spend more time in India to console and support my grieving mother. My current company does not have any immediate work for me in the US. I am looking for options outside my company to come back to the USA. I am also considering an opportunity local in India.

Watch the Video on this FAQ: What if I never joined the employer who sponsored me for green card?


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Compelling circumstances EAD

I have approved I-140 from 2010. I read that if I apply for I-140 EAD (due to compelling circumstances ) it will revoke my H1B status and then I would not be able to adjust the status through I-485 without going outside the country and getting back on H1 which is extremely risky. The other option is Consular Processing which is also waiting outside US. Is that right? What status would a person be in US if on I-140 EAD due to a compelling circumstance? Is there a way to switch to H-1B so as to continue with Green Card through Adjustment of Status ( with same priority date) while within US?

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Guestbook Entry for Sanjay B, United States

Name: 
Sanjay B
Immigration.com: 
State: 
viriginia
Country: 
United States
Homepage: 
GC in EB1 - A Category
Comment: 

Want to Thank Mr. Rajiv Khanna and Diane Lombardo from the bottom of my heart for the tremendous effort they put into my GC application in EB1-A category. The journey started 7 months back with a simple evaluation of my profile by Mr. Khanna followed by a fact check call. Hats off to his professionalism that I was told upfront the approval chances of my case and the further work I need to do on my profile. Mine was a very unique case with a mix of critical industry experience, inventions, publications and other relevant categories. Mr. Khanna's strategic direction, core guidance, and valuable inputs were ably complimented by perfect documentation, follow up and updates by Diane. The advice throughout the journey was extremely valuable and the support was just a call away anytime. I was told to patiently wait and work on the profile till it was good enough to be filed and I think the patience and time spent was worth it. The final profile at the time of filing looked really great and satisfactory.

The I-140 for the case was approved within a week of filing. Mr. Khanna and Diane have been equally supportive in the I-485 journey immediately after that and took it on top priority to accommodate my International travels. 

As Mr. Khanna emphasized in the beginning, the whole journey is the Process and it turned out to be a great learning experience. Engaging Mr. Khanna and his team in my case turned out to be a sure game changer and I am extremely delighted to have them on the case. I would highly recommend Immigration.com for all the immigration needs.

 

 

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