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Forum: FREE Lawyer conference calls 07-12-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,870
Posted By a_yaja
Did you take into consideration the fact that...

Did you take into consideration the fact that your i-94 will be stamped for the duration of the visa when you re-enter? And by the last action rule, you will have to apply for extension once again?...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 648,319
Posted By a_yaja
I would not go with the Single Payment Mortgage...

I would not go with the Single Payment Mortgage Insurance Option. Here is why:
1. You sell your house in a few years - the monthly amount over those years will be less than the $6800.
2. Typically,...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 06-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,738
Posted By a_yaja
I am not sure where you got this information...

I am not sure where you got this information from. I have always eFiled for EAD and AP and never received an RFE for biometrics. The first time I got a biometrics letter with my application receipt...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 06-06-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,226
Posted By a_yaja
I agree with Pappu. There is no such rule. When...

I agree with Pappu. There is no such rule. When my labor was filed and wage determination was made, it was 80% of what I was making. When it was time to file the I-140, the wage determination figure...
Forum: Immigrant Visa 05-24-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By a_yaja
Yes - this is what my employer said as well. And...

Yes - this is what my employer said as well. And they explained very rationally the reason for not extending the H1. Instead of H1, they paid for EAD and its renewal every time till I got my GC.
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 05-04-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By a_yaja
If you have applied for H1B with COS...

If you have applied for H1B with COS (change-of-status) from L1B, then if the H1B is approve-able, the H1B will be approved but the COS will be denied. What this means is that if you need to come...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 04-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By a_yaja
If your employer has many employees on H1B,...

If your employer has many employees on H1B, switching you to EAD will reduce the count. If H1B/ total employee ratio is close to 50%, then hiring more H1B will result in higher fees. If this is not...
Forum: Immigrant Visa 04-23-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,485
Posted By a_yaja
As soon as you filed your I-485, your status and...

As soon as you filed your I-485, your status and your wife's status has changed to AOS (Adjust of Status). Her F1 status is no longer valid. *DO NOT* try to apply for F1 (or I-20) again - it will...
Forum: Interesting Topics 04-21-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,052
Posted By a_yaja
A visa is required for Indian citizens to visit...

A visa is required for Indian citizens to visit The Bahamas (Bahamas Consulate General: Requirements (http://www.bahamasny.net/visas_req)). But in the case of Jamaica - Indian citizens do not require...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 04-14-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,192
Posted By a_yaja
AC21 is only for the primary applicant. Since you...

AC21 is only for the primary applicant. Since you already have your green card, AC21 does not enter the picture. Also remember, even if your GC application was pending, the AC21 only applies to you...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 04-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,415
Posted By a_yaja
On the receipt, the priority date for depends is...

On the receipt, the priority date for depends is usually the RD. The actual priority date will be same as yours and usually everyone's GC will be approved at the same time. There is no cause for...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 03-22-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,471
Posted By a_yaja
Once you apply for I-485, your status is...

Once you apply for I-485, your status is automatically AOS. It is better to be on EAD from the I-485 as the EAD from F1 OPT has some employment related restrictions (don't remember exactly - but...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 03-22-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By a_yaja
If the name change is due to marriage, there is...

If the name change is due to marriage, there is no need to advertise in paper, etc. When my wife applied for her driver's license, we just took our marriage certificate (issued in India) and passport...
Forum: Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 02-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,228
Posted By a_yaja
There is no need to inform USCIS. During I485...

There is no need to inform USCIS. During I485 process, my spouse was on H4 with COS to H1 pending. We mentioned H4 as per lawyer's instructions. We never informed USCIS when H1 approval was obtained....
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 01-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,209
Posted By a_yaja
You don't need to notarize any of the copies (it...

You don't need to notarize any of the copies (it does not hurt if you do get it notarized). I did the not notarize any of the copies that were sent to USCIS. My lawyer told me that USCIS will accept...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 12-27-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By a_yaja
It should not create an issue. I was in a similar...

It should not create an issue. I was in a similar situation (although my pay was more like 25% more than the PERM certificate). The company attorney explained that the salary in the PERM certificate...
Forum: Visitor and business visa 12-01-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,058
Posted By a_yaja
Parents will not be able to apply for US visa in...

Parents will not be able to apply for US visa in Canada unless they can prove that there is unexpected hardship which did not exist when they left for Canada from India. Even in that case, it is up...
Forum: PERM Processing 12-01-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By a_yaja
Your experience letter & title must match exactly...

Your experience letter & title must match exactly what is in your labor certificate filing. In my case, I copied and pasted the details from the LC application to the experience letter (ofcourse -...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 11-12-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By a_yaja
As soon as you get the I-485 receipt, she will be...

As soon as you get the I-485 receipt, she will be will in Adjustment of Status (AOS). Since her I-485 is family based, she can quit her job and stay with you without affecting her status.
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 11-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,637
Posted By a_yaja
Don't think it matters.

I think it does not matter what the priority date is on the I-485 (both my spouse and I had no date for the priority date box). However, when the GC was approved, both of our GCs were approved at the...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 70,441
Posted By a_yaja
Thumbs up Got CPO SMS

Got CPO email for both my spouse and myself. Details:
I Labor: June 2004
Quit company in 2005 Sept
II Labor: May 2006
I-485: July 2007
Got current twice after that but no luck with GC

Finally...
Forum: Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 03-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,793
Posted By a_yaja
1. If you filed during the July/ August 2007...

1. If you filed during the July/ August 2007 USCIS confusion, you need to pay the USCIS fees for renewal.
2. You can efile.
3. Not sure of this as I always efile and the place I live in falls under...
Forum: Life after Greencard 03-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,141
Posted By a_yaja
Yes. You are a citizen of the US. You can live...

Yes. You are a citizen of the US. You can live anywhere to collect SS benefits. Currently, if you have contributed 40 credits towards SSN, you can be anywhere in the world at 65 to collect benefits...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 01-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By a_yaja
Why don't you try to apply for the H1B visa again...

Why don't you try to apply for the H1B visa again in India?
Forum: Interesting Topics 01-20-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,886
Posted By a_yaja
It depends. If the University was never...

It depends. If the University was never accredited by a recognized accreditation board, then USCIS would never have accepted that degree. If it was accredited before being shut down, then you might...
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