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deepakbh
05-05-2009, 11:19 PM
Friends,

This is my first post.Any inputs would be highly appreciated.

My PD is jun 2005 (EB3) and i submitted my AOS in jul 2007. I got laid
off from my company on March 13 2009.My company lawyer told me that
they wont send anything about my GC application but they will have to
send notification revoking my H1B to USCIS as per the law. I guess
this could have triggered my RFE. I applied for EAD immediately as an
AOS applicant and got it on march 31 2009 ( for 2 years)

I recently got an RFE asking me to re-submit G-325A ,Current
Employment verification letter and proof of employment after march 13
2009 ( this could be my EAD,I-797C for EAD or I-94: further confirms
my suspicion about revoked H1B triggering RFE). Right now I don't
have a job and it doesn't look like i will get any before may 31st
2009 (the deadline for answering the RFE). What are my options?Here is
what I read and thought

Option 1:I have an EVL from my last company dated march 2 2009.Can I
send that ?In my G-325A I would though need to mention the exact dates
with no present employment.Can it lead to automatic denial and make me
illegal? Should this be an option? My assumption here is that the RFE
is just to complete the documentation and that the case will be
adjudicated when my date becomes current.Before that I should be able
to get a job and send the paperwork.

Option 2:I also read on Internet that I can send a future intent of
employment letter/good faith letter from a consultant/company saying that they will hire me in future. Does this or can this work? If so what could the
possible language of that be? This can give me time till my date
becomes current (which should be good enough to find a new job) .

Option 3:I talked to a consultant and he is ready to give me a EVL .
For this he would need to put me on his payroll ( obviously at a big
cost) .He said that i would have to be on his payroll for atleast 3
months( so that he is safe).This way i get EVL.Cost is too much and difficult since my income is current not there .

I really don't know anything beyond this. I would really appreciate
your opinions on the feasibility of these options or any other ones
that might exist. Right now I am lost and dont know what works best
for me.

To maintain my status is filing COS(I-539 ) for B2 (tourist) a good option?

Thanks and really appreciate any input.

edaltsis
05-06-2009, 01:51 AM
Per the law no matter what:- You need to prove that you have a job and that should be same/similar job that of your Labor. I cant advise you to go with option 3 as it's at your will. I am not sure about option 2 if USCIS will really accept because you are supposed to have a job in hand. Green Card is filed based on Future Employment but it doesn't mean that you can be without job until you get your Green Card.

I dont have anything against you but just trying to tell what is what. I know it is not easy as said but try to get things solved as quickly as possible. Wish you Good Luck!

jthomas
05-06-2009, 02:53 AM
If you think to consider option 4th

As per AC-21 you can port to self employment. Creating a website, a business plan, can be done within few days and if you can prove that you were working on self employment then i think you should be okay. Ac-21 does mention they need same or similar job requirement and wages won't be a question.

Let me know if you wish to try out this option. I can give you more suggestion. However i am not sure whether this will work or not.

Maybe you can try telling the truth and see whether you can come out of this.

morchu
05-06-2009, 10:51 AM
Self employment is an option. But the biggest issue there will be to explain the "permanent" aspect of it. But better than saying you are still looking for job (which can lead to automatic denial). Maybe self-employed approved candidates should come forward and explain their experience.

Future "permanent" job offer letter from an established employer is safer.

Dont loose your hope and continue job hunting rigorously. Location/Wage can be different for the new job, all it matters is "same/similar".

harlyharly
06-25-2009, 07:12 PM
Any updates on the RFE? wish you have solved problem. Realy want to hear about it cause I am in the same hot water now.

Friends,

This is my first post.Any inputs would be highly appreciated.

My PD is jun 2005 (EB3) and i submitted my AOS in jul 2007. I got laid
off from my company on March 13 2009.My company lawyer told me that
they wont send anything about my GC application but they will have to
send notification revoking my H1B to USCIS as per the law. I guess
this could have triggered my RFE. I applied for EAD immediately as an
AOS applicant and got it on march 31 2009 ( for 2 years)

I recently got an RFE asking me to re-submit G-325A ,Current
Employment verification letter and proof of employment after march 13
2009 ( this could be my EAD,I-797C for EAD or I-94: further confirms
my suspicion about revoked H1B triggering RFE). Right now I don't
have a job and it doesn't look like i will get any before may 31st
2009 (the deadline for answering the RFE). What are my options?Here is
what I read and thought

Option 1:I have an EVL from my last company dated march 2 2009.Can I
send that ?In my G-325A I would though need to mention the exact dates
with no present employment.Can it lead to automatic denial and make me
illegal? Should this be an option? My assumption here is that the RFE
is just to complete the documentation and that the case will be
adjudicated when my date becomes current.Before that I should be able
to get a job and send the paperwork.

Option 2:I also read on Internet that I can send a future intent of
employment letter/good faith letter from a consultant/company saying that they will hire me in future. Does this or can this work? If so what could the
possible language of that be? This can give me time till my date
becomes current (which should be good enough to find a new job) .

Option 3:I talked to a consultant and he is ready to give me a EVL .
For this he would need to put me on his payroll ( obviously at a big
cost) .He said that i would have to be on his payroll for atleast 3
months( so that he is safe).This way i get EVL.Cost is too much and difficult since my income is current not there .

I really don't know anything beyond this. I would really appreciate
your opinions on the feasibility of these options or any other ones
that might exist. Right now I am lost and dont know what works best
for me.

To maintain my status is filing COS(I-539 ) for B2 (tourist) a good option?

Thanks and really appreciate any input.