Form I-140

Eligibility for and the process of EB-3 to EB-2 Porting

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Can you talk about this upgrade process from EB3 to EB2 for pending I-485? Does it need another I-485 application or just a letter to USCIS?

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Supplement J timing and joining previous Employer

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I was working with employer A for 7 years on H1 B and they have filed Labor and I-140 with Priority Date 2014. Now I am on H4 EAD since 2019 and working for employer B for same role .
My Priority date was in filing date chart and my ex employer A agreed and filed my I-485 with form J on November 2020. Do I have to join my old Employer A now or it's fine if I join them after I-485 is Approved? If I don't join them now , will there be any problems in the 485 interview if I intent to join after I-485 approval ? Is it possible that employer B can file form J form after 180 days of I-485 receipt date without joining my old employer A considering my Priority date will be on the final action date after 4, 5 years .

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Nov 19, 2020 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

Immigration Law

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 19 November 2020:

EB-1C eligibility after company transition while pending I-485 and L-1A extension || Post completion OPT and employment issues || Canadian citizen applying for TN visa during presidential proclamation ||Sharing misdemeanor details of spouse while filing for green card || Document Checklist for I-485 Adjust of Status || Consular processing and green card when priority date is current||Transition from F-1 to H-1B || H-1B Visa expiring, extension and delay due to wage rate increment || I-485 filing and issues related to primary and derivative applicant || How long for an interview after the priority date becomes current || H-1B visa potential immigration issues for being outside the USA for more than a year during pandemic || Laid off due to Covid and the effect on adjudication of STEM OPT visa || AC21 portability, I-140 and starting a new venture || 221g administrative processing and H-1B visa stamping || Presidential Proclamation and H-1B visa stamping || Change of status from J-1 to F-1 Visa and Biometrics || Understanding the Visa Bulletin || H-1B and prevailing wage levels || Employment Authorization in compelling situations

October 1, 2020 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

Immigration Law

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FAQs: Green card and other options for parents of US citizens || H-1B converting to H-4 and back to H-1B issues and options || H-1B and compelling circumstances EAD || How many years can I wait to file I-485 after priority date becomes current

OTHER: Two green cards processed simultaneously || Cap exempt H-1B || Impact of pay cut on H-1B and green card || Impact on priority of withdrawn I-140 || Travel to the USA during Covid-19 times || I-944 || School fee reimbursement from employer || Filing extension and change of status at the same time, etc.

Priority date and original I-140 approval notice

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I am currently on H1B visa(3rd year) and few days back I got my I-140 approved in EB-2 category. I want to know if I can change my employer and retain my priority date.

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Sept 17, 2020 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

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FAQs: Priority date and original I-140 approval notice || Staying with the same employer for 180 days after I-140 approval|| Green Card holder stuck outside the US for more than a year|| Salary reduction on H-1B.

OTHER: Lawsuit for delay || EB-1C Consular Processing|| H-1B withdrawal by old employer, etc. || H-1B approved, current visa options || Section 319(b) naturalization || H-1B transfer after visa denial || Arrest for Marijuana || L-1A number of employees || Transferring H-1B with a copy of approval || L-1A for a newly acquired company || Filing green card on H-4 EAD || Supplement J issues, etc.

Issues in changing employers after I-140 approval

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I am planning to switch from Employer A to B. Can you please help clearing some confusion i have.
Moving from Employer A to Employer B with I-140 approved.

1: If Employer A revokes I-140 and Employer B files a new petition I can retain the priority date. Does Employer A have to revoke I-140 or if he can continue it even if I am not working there?<br>
2: If Employer A doesn’t revoke the I-140 and Employer B files a new Labor and I-140 petition and retains the PD of previous I-140, would the previous I-140 be valid anymore?<br>
3: If Employer B files a brand new PERM and I-140 with new PD (2020) and Employer A I-140 is valid with the old PD. What happens if the old PD becomes current. Do I need to go back to old employer A or Employer B can file I-485 with the old I-140 PD.<br>
4: Is there a one year max limit rule on filing the I-485 once the date becomes current? What if it cannot be filed, does that void approved I-140?

FAQ: Issues in changing employers after I-140 approval

 

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1. Absolutely.

2. Absolutely. The I-140 priority date gets attached to you. Therefore, wherever you go, that's where the priority date goes.

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Changing jobs while I-140 pending and change in job title

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I have my PERM approved from my current employer A recently this month, can I still use my PD when I transfer my H1B to a new employer B, before I-140 approval or when I-140 is in progress with the old employer A?. If my job title is changed (from 'Software Engineer' to 'Business systems analyst')with changing job to the new employer B, can I still use the approved perm from employer A for the PD or to extend my H1B max stay beyond 6 years?

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Aug 20, 2020 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

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FAQs: Changing jobs while I-140 pending and change in job title || Going to school while I-485 is pending || Issues in changing employers after I-140 approval.

OTHER: Fiance visa without a formal ceremony || Impact of Supplement J approval || Taking leave during H-4 EAD gap || H-4 EAD delay || Family-based I-485 interview rescheduled || Relocation while PERM green card is pending || Evidence of marriage || Applying for green card for parents || Applying for H-1 through two companies || Unlawful presence after H-1B denial, etc.

Aug 6, 2020 Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday)

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FAQs: I-485 Pending Using EAD Consequences || H-4 EAD issues || FAQ: H-1B no notification of termination, 60 days grace period, etc. || Deadline to join new employer after H-1B transfer is approved ||

OTHER: DV lottery || Withdraw BALCA appeal, H-1B extension || H-4 EAD Starting business || Name error on I-140 || Green Card holding parents unable to travel || Traveling with existing L-2 visa || H-1B extension based upon pending green card || EB-1C priority date prediction || F-1 OPT withdrawing H-1B