Form I-485

NSC Updates – 05/26/09

I-140 backlog  

USCIS has recently updated the number of petitions they have pending. The backlog for I-140 was 40,000 in October and now it is down to 10, 000.


USCIS has indicated that the EB-485 team at the NSC center is pre-adjudicating cases and will be ready to approve cases as soon as the priority date becomes current.    

Filing an appeal 


I-485 RFEs Based Upon Location of Applicant

We received I-485 RFE's for multiple pending clients where the sponsoring employer is located in State A and the applicant is living in State B. In such cases, USCIS requests justification for the discrepancy in locations. Citing to various section of pertinent legal code in our RFE responses, many I-485 applications have been approved within 60 days of RFE response submission.

Green Card: 

Cross Chargeability Based on Marriage to Canadian Spouse Permits Beneficiary to Obtain Permanent Residence Quickly

Indian-born client had I-140 approved under Category EB2 with Priority Date of 2003 and a pending I-485 case affected by retrogression. The client married a foreign spouse while I-485 was pending. The new spouse was born in Canada, a country not affected by retrogression in the client's category. We filed the I-485 for the new spouse and a request for cross-chargeability for the main applicant. The client's I-485 was approved 3 months after request for I-485 cross-chargeability and the spouse was approved 5 months after the I-485 filing.

Green Card: 

Inheritance of Earlier Priority Date Permits Beneficiary to Obtain Permanent Residence Quickly

Indian-born client had I-140 Approved and I-485 filed through first Labor Certification case under EB3 with a 2003 Priority Date. He also filed an I-140 under EB2 with a Priority Date of 2006. Rajiv advised to file I-485 through 2nd Labor Certification, requesting Service to permit inheritance of the 2003 Priority Date to have a current I-485 case. Based upon the 2nd I-485 being filed and the EB2 category request, the client obtained his Permanent Residency 1.5 months after filing the 2nd I-485.

Green Card: 

I-485 (EAD, AP, FP)

Aliens who are physically present in the United States already are allowed to immigrate without leaving the United States to apply for an immigrant visa. This process is called Adjustment of Status (AOS).  The USCIS will permit an application for AOS to be filed only if an immigrant visa is immediately available to the alien. Section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) governs the general AOS provisions.

Immigration Law : 

Guestbook Entry for Siddhartha Nandi , United States

Siddhartha Nandi
United States

The law office of Mr. Rajiv S. Khanna filed my and my wife's I-485 and I-140 cases con-currently on the February 19th 2008. We got approvals on the February 24th 2009 and received our Green Cards on the March 6th 2009. . We are amazed to get our cases approved within 1 year of filing. We received RFE for our cases on “Proof of birth and parentage and bona fide marriage”. Mr. Khanna's professional team responded and our cases got approved in less than 10 days of the response. I am greatly satisfied with the professionalism and the dedicated service of Mr. Khanna’s team through out the entire journey of the Green Card process. I would like to specially thank Mr. Rajiv S. Khanna, Mr. Mathew Chacko, Prerna Mehta, Bharathi Gajala, Amrita, Sheena and Kimberly for their dedicated help and support in the successful approvals of our I-485s, I-140 and PERM Labor Certificate. I will definitely consult the law office Rajiv S. Khanna in the future for all my immigration related legal needs. I highly recommend reader's of this testimonial to consult Mr. Khanna's immigration experts for any immigration related legal issues and/or advice. You will be certainly pleased to find such a great friendly group of people that are well prepared to provide you the service you deserve. Last but not the least; is a great source of very useful immigration related information that has been brought to all of us by Mr. Khanna’s law office. The forum maintained by his office is by far an active place for all sorts of valuable immigration and visa related discussions.

Guestbook Entry for Ashok , United States

United States

I first time contacted Rajiv in January 2007 by sending my CV and asked his opinion about EB1 success.

He called me next day and said that you have 50-50 chance to get EB1 approval. Immediately, we started working and in April 2007 we filed the I-140.

Since it was premier processing we got the RFE in 10 days, i was disappointed and Rajiv convinced me not to worry we will take care of it.

Both Rajiv and his team composed of Diane worked with me to collect more evidence and response the RFE in August 07, and Approval came in Sept 07.

Then they filed I-485 in Oct 2008, and Approval came today.

In summary, i would recommend all my friend and relative to hire Rajiv 's services for immigration purpose. I had an excellent working experience with his team and most importantly very nominal charges.

Thanks Rajiv and Diane for bringing freedom in my life.


Guestbook Entry for Damodar , United States

West Virginia
United States

We have applied our I-140 and 485 petitions through Rajiv's law office. We received our GC approvals the other day.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr.Rajiv Khanna and his team.

My Special thanks to Mathew Chacko, Prerna Mehta and Suman Bhasin for their help and attention with all of our GC related matters.

Since day1 we have received exceptional service. Their staff is easily approachable.

I would also like to thank Rajiv Khanna for the great service he provides for the immigrant community through his Live chats.

The attorney fees are reasonable for the valuable service they provide compared to other noted firms.

Looking forward to recommend your law firm to my friends and family.


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