US Immigration Free Community Conference Calls Procedure

Rajiv S. Khanna, US Immigration attorney provides free immigration help by hosting a free community conference call for US immigration related questions every other Thursday. You can post questions for the call if you are a member of our Immigration forums. Membership is immediate and free for life. (Click here to register ). Even if you are not a member, you can dial into the call and also ask questions if there is time left after Rajiv has answered the questions posted for the call by members.

The time and dial-in details are as follows:

Topic: General Immigration Related Questions
Start Time: 12:30 PM, EST
End Time: 1:30 PM, EST
Conference Dial-in: 202-800-8394
To post questions:

NOTE: This call does not mean that we have agreed to represent you or that there is an attorney-client relationship between us. This is merely a community service. You should discuss the specifics of your case with the attorney representing you.

1. Link to the Conference Call forum,
2. A new thread will be opened in the forum as soon as the previous call recording is uploaded. This thread will be closed when we receive 20 questions. If the thread is closed, you can always call in to the conference call and if there is time available, Rajiv will take your question. Else, please post your question for the next call.
3. You are requested to post your questions in the thread. Please be brief and to the point and present questions in a clear manner that should require short answers so that we can cover maximum possible ground. If you have not posted your question in the forum, there might not be any time during the conference call to assist you. We can try but there is no guarantee that we will be able to answer all questions.
Our recommendation is:
a) Post your questions in the forum ahead of time.
b) Be present at the conference. If you are unable to do so for some reason, you can listen to the recordings that will be made available after the conference is over.
c) Wait for the next conference if you were unable to post your question this time.
d) If a question similar to the one you are asking has already been posted, you do not need to post it again. Then, you can just join the conference to hear the answer or listen to the recording later.
4. The questions will be answered in the order in which they have been posted.
6. We do not guarantee that an answer will be provided to every question posted.

On the conference day
1. Note that this is an open call and will be recorded. You might want to preserve your confidential information like your name and other personal details. Also, note that your voice shall be recorded.
2. Call in the conference number and follow the prompts. We suggest that you call in 8 min. earlier than the start time so as to not lose a spot.
3. The conference will be started in presentation mode. This means that you will only be able to listen.
4. If you have posted your question earlier in the thread, call in early or you may miss your answer. If so, you can listen to the recording later.
5. Everyone who participates in the conference call will be dialing a regular number (not toll-free/1-800) and depending on your long-distance plan or phone service, you may be charged long distance fees by your own service provider.
6. After the conference call is over, a link will be posted on the forums to listen to the recording.


Submitted by Srihari (not verified) on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 19:23 Permalink

Background: Indian national, priority date is Apr 2014. My I485 is filed/pending as part of I140 EB2 -> EB3 downgrade through concurrent filing. Still waiting for EAD, AP and I-140 approval (a previous I-140 with same employer for Eb2 in 2015 was approved).

I recent left my job to take a career break, well over 180 days after I485 receipt.

Questions: 1. Is there any risk in traveling/even living outside the United States, say in Canada, beyond short durations, once I receive the EAD/AP, until the EAD/AP combo card expiry? Or could this be interpreted as i485 abandonment if done for more than short durations? 2. Can I keep renewing the combo card from abroad? Do I need to visit the US every year for this (to show recent I94)? At what point would I be forced to change to consular processing (or move back to US) during the time when my final action date is still not current? 3. Once final action date is current, how much time would I get to show a job offer, and/or file a I485 Supplement J? I assume I will get a RFE as I am no longer with my employer.

Thanks Sri

Submitted by yannam.bhaskar (not verified) on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 09:07 Permalink

Hello Rajiv, i am from india.I have 18yers old kid. Our dates are current and we filed for i485 adjustment status downgrading from EB2 to EB3 last october 2020. ausme we got EAD and dates are retrogate . is still child age is locked. or after 21 years again we have to go through the whole process from beginning filing h1 and i140 ect to my daughter.

Submitted by Niharika Khamkar (not verified) on Thu, 07/22/2021 - 00:13 Permalink

Hello Rajiv sir, I graduated in May 2021 and have received my EAD. I have started a full-time job in July and am currently on my F1 post-OPT visa. I have also received a part-time job offer, which I discussed with an advisor at my university and am told that legally I am allowed to accept the part-time offer as well. However, I want to confirm again, whether I am compliant with the rules by having a full-time as well a part-time job together. Thank you!

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