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Can I apply for Social Security Number ?

Can I apply for Social Security Number on basis of I -797. My license to work as a vet in State A in depended upon SSN. How long does it take to get a SSN. On what status will I stay until I get a SSN & a license & subsequently start my job.

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H1B extension or EAD

I am currently on my H1B extension and my employer filed a petition,I-140 under EB3 category which was approved. I cannot file for an adjustment of status at the moment so if my H1 B visa expires before I can file for the AOS in that case does my employer have to file for an extension for H1b or is it the EAD. I am confused if they are two diffrent things or one and the same. Please advise.

EAD and H-1 are two different things. You will get your EAD only after you file the 485.

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H-1 for Canadian PR with J-1 issue

I am presently in Canada on Canadian PR (and have an indian passport). An employer in Indiana (from a hospitality background) is interested in hiring me. 1. They have no clue abt H1B visa. How do I proceed? 2. I was on J1 from 2000 to 2001. I do not have a waiver. Will this affect my application?

If you have neither complied with the J-1 home residency requirement, nor obtained a waiver, you cannot get an H-1. Make sure you are indeed subject to the 2-year HRR. You may not be - then an H-1 is a possibility. Go here to ask DOS for an advisory opinion: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info_1288.html

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Self Employed while on EAD

I am employed with H1-B and EAD. My wife has EAD through my petition. She is looking into working as an Independent Consultant (Self Employed). Is she allowed to be IC under EAD?

I see no issues at all with the derivative beneficiary being self-employed on EAD.

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H-4 visa and age

I am currently on H-4 (my visa expires 31st sept, 2010). I am 23 yrs old. I understand that the laws states that over 21 you are no longer on H4 visa. But in my case the immigration has issued me the visa for the date mentioned above. How do I go about ?

The general rule is - we should not try to take advantage of an error made by the govt.

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USCIS Releases Executive Summary Of Implementing Public Law 111-230 Teleconference

On August 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230. The new law contains provisions that require petitioners to pay an additional $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and an additional $2,250 for certain L-1 petitions. To begin public outreach on this legislation, USCIS held a teleconference on August 19, 2010 to share how USCIS will implement it.

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H4

Just would like to know that how soon can a spouse and children apply for a H4?

There is no time limit. As soon as you get an H-1.

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CRS Report On Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Program

At present, the United States has two main programs for temporarily importing low-skilled workers, sometimes referred to as guest workers. Agricultural guest workers enter through the H-2A visa program, and other guest workers enter through the H-2B visa program. Employers interested in importing workers under either program must first apply to the U.S. Department of Labor for a certification that U.S.

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H1 Visa

I have come to US through my company with my L1 Visa. I am currently working with my client. There is an agreement between my company and my client not to hire my company employees within 6 months after quitting. I cannot move to any other company here in US as i am on L1. My company is not willing to file H1 either. If I have to move to a different company I should have a H1 Visa filed. Recently my client offered me to join their company, but I don't have my H1 and i cannot join my client company even if i get my H1 because of the 6 months restriction. What are the different options to join my client.

This seems to be an issue of contract only. Immigration law does not stop you from changing.

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E3 visa for LPN

I already have a USA LPN license, was just wondering if its possible to get E3 visa to work in USA, I am an Australian citizen. What are the requirements?

As far as I remember, most nurses jobs do not qualify for H-1/E-3 type visas because a US Bachelor's degree is not required for the jobs. If you can find a job where a Bach. degree is the minimum requirement, you can be eligible for E3 or H-1B.

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