Interfiling - transfer the underlying basis of form I-485 FAQs

EB3 to EB2 interfile after using Advance parole

Authored on: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 13:09

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My current stamped visa has expired, I've received EAD & Advance parole (EB3) which is valid till July 2023. I'm still on H1B and haven't used EAD or advance parole. I've a 4 days closed loop cruise trip planned from Florida to the Bahamas. I would be using my advance parole to re-enter the country. If I use advance parole (EB3) to re-enter the country , can I interfile in EB2? Would using advance parole (EB3) to re-enter the country change my status to immigrant and impact my ability to iterfile in EB2?

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Read my comment on my blog. The USCIS has said they will permit interfiling even after reentry on advance parole.

Interfiling - the downgraded eb3 140 amendment is still pending?

Authored on: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 11:10

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Hello Rajivji, Following up on the above question: if the downgraded EB3 140 amendment petition is not yet approved, could we then interfile with the previously approved EB2 140? Since the EB3 140 filed as an amendment is not yet approved, is the previously approved EB2 140 still active and valid? If so, can we use it for interfiling? What is the right thing to do? Please advise. Appreciate your guidance!

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I see no problem with interfiling as long as the 140 amendment is not approved (it should have been filed as a "new petition"). You need your lawyers' review and the final decision, but legally, I see no issue.

I-485 interfiling to use EB-2 instead of EB-3 with a new employer

Authored on: Fri, 06/17/2022 - 02:23

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I'm an Indian national living in the USA.

1) Employer A filed I-140 (EB2) which got approved with a PD: AUG-2014.
2) I switched jobs from A to Employer B.
2. a) Employer B concurrently filed I-140(EB3) and I-485/765/131. This wasn't a downgrade from EB2 to EB3. This I-140 also got approved and able to port PD: AUG-2014. Also I-765/131 got approved. But I never used them.
3)I switched jobs from B to Employer C.
3. a) Employer C only filed H1B and I-485J.

Currently, with Employer C and my EB2 final action date became current(As per the June visa bulletin). Now I technically have tw
o approved 140s(One in EB2 and the other in EB3)

Questions:
1) Can employer C do a I-485 interfiling to use I-140 (EB2) instead EB3?
2) Since my PD became current in EB2, What would be the best option for me so that I get my 485 adjudicated sooner and get the GC.

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EB-3 to EB-2 interfiling after using Advance Parole. Reverting back to EB-3 if needed

Authored on: Fri, 06/17/2022 - 02:18

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I have a question about Interfiling my GC case. My Priority Date (Aug 2014) is current in the June Visa Bulletin. I'm planning to go to India this month and return back next month. While coming back I will use my AP for POE and also My wife is already using EAD and AP.

1) Can I interfile if I use AP for entering the USA?
2) Can I go back to EB3 if the EB2 date is retrogressive?

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EB-3 to EB-2 downgrade I-140 as amendment, not new I-140

Authored on: Tue, 05/24/2022 - 08:11

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Hello Rajivji, in other question, you mentioned you can not interfile as EB2 is converted to EB3. Can you please help clarify? Employer 1: PD April 2013, EB2 Employer 2: EB2 in Jun 2019 in Oct 2020, Downgraded to EB3 as amendment I-140 and this EB3 I-140 is approved, I got EAD/AP too. I interfiled with 485J in March 2022. Would my interfile be accepted? if no- what are my options? I don't want to stuck in EB3 for next 5-10 years! Thanks for your help.

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When an I-140 downgrade to EB-3 has been filed as an amendment instead of a new case, to get back into the EB-2 category, you have to file a new I-140 using the same PERM application. If the dates are current, you can concurrently file for adjustment of status.

Interfiling - EB-2 to EB-3 downgrade as per the amendment. Can I now interfile?

Authored on: Fri, 02/25/2022 - 02:22

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My EB-2 was downgraded to EB-3 in Oct 2020 and the attorney marked the amended box ( "To amend a previously filed petition") as checked.

Timeline:

I received the EAD combo card in Dec 2021. Changed the Employer (though transferred H-1) using AC21 after way more than 180 days of pending 485

My PD is June 30, 2012 Now that EB3 is retrogressed and stuck in Jan 2012., I wanted to know

1. If I interfile EB2. Will it be rejected as the amended box was checked when downgraded?

2. If we interfile, will there be an impact on the EB-3, in case they reject it

3. What is the best way now to have both EB-2 and EB-3 run side by side. What is the fastest way to get to GC in my case?

 

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Interfiling - Job change after I-140 approval with priority date current and issues with H-1B transfer and H-1B extensions

Authored on: Fri, 02/25/2022 - 02:00

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I am on H-1B visa with employer A. Have approved I-140 with priority date as Oct 2015 under EB-2. Looks like EB-2 can hit 2015 by the end of this year. With that in mind, Below are my questions:

1) Suggestions on switching employers when PD is nearing anytime soon. If I switch to employer B, what if my PD becomes current before employer B I-140 is approved? How long can I wait after my priority date becomes current to file I-485 with employer B I-140?

2) Will there be any issues for H-1B transfer and further H-1B extensions with employer B when the new PERM/I-140 is still under process?

 

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