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dhirajgrover
10-16-2007, 01:26 PM
- 485/765/131 submitted in Aug. Receipts are in with Oct 1 as the date. Why would they mark a date in October on the notice even though they physically received the applications on Aug 15th?

- Should I be receiving an EAD 90 days from Aug 15th or Oct 1?

- My H1 will expire by the end of the year. Should I be concerned? Do I have to do anything if I receive the EAD before it expires? Assume a case where I get my EAD approved and for some reason, my wife who is on H1, fails to get her EAD before the end of this year. Do I have to file for her extension, or take some other action?

- When can a person safely switch his/her employer? 180 days after filing the application or after receiving I485 approval?

- Can a spouse work on the basis of the receipt notice from USCIS, or does she need to have the EAD approval?

- How long (currently) would it take to receive the Green Card in hand? Are there enough numbers available with USCIS to allot GCs to almost everyone who qualifies?

- Would I get the fingerprinting notice directly or would my employer receive it?

- What other formalities would be left after (assuming) 485/765 are approved?

- Does anyone know of a good site that shows a workflow of all these stages in a Green Card process?

ashkam
10-16-2007, 02:27 PM
- 485/765/131 submitted in Aug. Receipts are in with Oct 1 as the date. Why would they mark a date in October on the notice even though they physically received the applications on Aug 15th?

There should be two dates on your receipt notice, the receipt date : august and the notice date : october. If both are October, you need to contact t he USCIS.

- Should I be receiving an EAD 90 days from Aug 15th or Oct 1?

Aug 15

- My H1 will expire by the end of the year. Should I be concerned? Do I have to do anything if I receive the EAD before it expires? Assume a case where I get my EAD approved and for some reason, my wife who is on H1, fails to get her EAD before the end of this year. Do I have to file for her extension, or take some other action?

You should be getting your EAD by then otherwise you have to extend your H1B if you want to continue working. Once you get your EAD, update the form I-9 with your employer. As to your wife, you have to do nothing.

- When can a person safely switch his/her employer? 180 days after filing the application or after receiving I485 approval?

180 days after filing ( receipt date)

- Can a spouse work on the basis of the receipt notice from USCIS, or does she need to have the EAD approval?

She needs EAD approval and the physical card present with her

- How long (currently) would it take to receive the Green Card in hand? Are there enough numbers available with USCIS to allot GCs to almost everyone who qualifies?

No idea.

- Would I get the fingerprinting notice directly or would my employer receive it?

You will receive it

- What other formalities would be left after (assuming) 485/765 are approved?

Wait for the green card

- Does anyone know of a good site that shows a workflow of all these stages in a Green Card process?

Here (http://www.ilw.com/seminars/august2002_citation2b.pdf).

tnite
10-16-2007, 02:28 PM
- 485/765/131 submitted in Aug. Receipts are in with Oct 1 as the date. Why would they mark a date in October on the notice even though they physically received the applications on Aug 15th?

- Should I be receiving an EAD 90 days from Aug 15th or Oct 1?
Contact USCIS and let them know that the application was delivered on Aug 15th.Open a service request.

- My H1 will expire by the end of the year. Should I be concerned? Do I have to do anything if I receive the EAD before it expires? Assume a case where I get my EAD approved and for some reason, my wife who is on H1, fails to get her EAD before the end of this year. Do I have to file for her extension, or take some other action?
H1B expiring shouldn't be of concern.Once your H1b expires you are in Adjustment of Status.Inform your employer to change the employer verification details in I9. Ask him use the EAD instead of H1B.
As far as your wife is concerned it still doesnt matter whether she gets her EAD or not before her H1 expires.But she cannot continue to work once her
H1B expires until she receives the EAD .If I were you I would extend both the H1b and stay on h1b until possible.

- When can a person safely switch his/her employer? 180 days after filing the application or after receiving I485 approval?

180 days after filing for 1485 provided your I140 was approved.

- Can a spouse work on the basis of the receipt notice from USCIS, or does she need to have the EAD approval?
NO.She needs EAD card. Approval notice cannot be used to work.Thats illegal.
- How long (currently) would it take to receive the Green Card in hand? Are there enough numbers available with USCIS to allot GCs to almost everyone who qualifies?
Once approved anywhere from 7-30 days you might get the GC by mail.
I dont know whether there are enough numbers.I won't even speculate.

- Would I get the fingerprinting notice directly or would my employer receive it?
You would get a copy of the FP notice.

- What other formalities would be left after (assuming) 485/765 are approved?
765 is EAD.Its a interim benefit while your 485 is in process.485 is for adjustment of status.Once 485 is approved you get the GC. There are no formalities.Have fun and njoy
- Does anyone know of a good site that shows a workflow of all these stages in a Green Card process?

check out this 485 SOP (http://www.immigration.com/newsletter1/uscissopprocd.pdf)and there are more if you can google it.
Goodluck

dhirajgrover
10-16-2007, 02:42 PM
..to both of you (AShkam and tnite)!!. It helps!

gcwait2007
10-21-2007, 11:29 AM
Great Work Ashkam. Please accept my appreciations.

Do you have any similar 'SOP' for I-140? I googled and could not find one.

If you have one for I-140, can you pls post the same?

Thanks in advance.

ashkam
10-24-2007, 03:41 PM
Thank you. I don't think there's such a thing for I-140 probably because things are not as complex as they are for an I-485. They just check for a valid labor certification wherever necessary, experience letters and the company's ability to pay, that's it.