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sbbs
11-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Hi,

I am currently residing in US on H-4 visa. My husband is on H-1 visa and our Green Card processing is in progress - our
I-140 has been approved. Our priority date is in May 2008.
The current "priority dates" for EB-3 as per USCIS is April-2001. Based on this, When can we expect our "485" to be filed and our EAD to be approved ?
I have a law degree from India (12+3+3) and currently I am pursuing a paralegal program from an ABA approved university. I might loose my job oppurtunities if I don't have a work permit. Is there anyway that I can get a work permit with my pending GC application process, without hampering the GC process ? Can I get a work visa (or EAD) based on my education ?
Thanks,
BS

meridiani.planum
11-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Hi,

I am currently residing in US on H-4 visa. My husband is on H-1 visa and our Green Card processing is in progress - our
I-140 has been approved. Our priority date is in May 2008.
The current "priority dates" for EB-3 as per USCIS is April-2001. Based on this, When can we expect our "485" to be filed and our EAD to be approved ?
I have a law degree from India (12+3+3) and currently I am pursuing a paralegal program from an ABA approved university. I might loose my job oppurtunities if I don't have a work permit. Is there anyway that I can get a work permit with my pending GC application process, without hampering the GC process ? Can I get a work visa (or EAD) based on my education ?
Thanks,
BS

With a priority date of May 2008 EB3-India, unless there are legislative changes (or another July 07 fiasco) you are expecting a wait of atleast 4-5 years before you can file your 485 and get an EAD. Perhaps longer, considering how EB3 is ~8 years backlogged.

Your best bet would be get H1-B sponsorship.