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  • kart2007
    11-18 01:31 PM
    I have been trying to change my address online for the last two days and it looks like the system is down. I called them up and they are not able to do it either. What a mess. I hope they don't mail our applications till the issues are resolved.

    Also if I only want to change address on pending applications but not AR-11, there is no such option (other than calling them).

    It looks like their systems are down since yesterday. Today even case status wasnt working for a while (it seems to be working now).

    Anyone else having issues?

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  • pitha
    02-15 01:47 PM
    I am not sure if that is true anymore. Recently US has announced that even US citizens returning from CANADA need to have there passport with them for entering into US. Earlier all they needed was a drivers license. When the US is tightening entry requirements for US citizens I am not sure automatic visa revalidation is still possible. Better follow up on it before going to Canada.

    What you are talking about is an automatic visa revalidation. You can re-enter the US from Canada on an expired visa if you have a valid I-94 and h1 extension. However, if you visa stamping is denied for any reason while being in Canada, you will NOT be able to re-enter anymore. Usually, the consular officer takes away your I94 or makes a note that a visa was not issued. At that point, you need a valid, unexpired visa to re-enter the US, or you have to go to your home country for visa stamping.


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  • tiredofh1bfraud
    10-20 09:41 PM
    does anyone know delasoft inc. from chicago? do they delay payments or any other issues with this (prospective) employer?

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  • GC_Wait2002
    07-12 09:18 AM

    First (Original one):

    labor date: EB2-Aug-2002
    Labor approved: September - 2007
    I-140 approved: Yesterday (July-11-2008)

    485 not yet filed

    Second (approved labor from different company):

    labor date: EB3-Apr-2004 and labor approved
    140 filed: July 13 2007 - case is pending as of now
    485 filed: July 13 2007 - case is pending as of now

    I dont know what to do with my original green card one (whether to file one more 485 or not)

    Gurus help me with your knowlege which option i have to choose

    1. withdraw the 485 (filed with substituion labor) and file new 485 with the original one

    2. file one more 485

    3. wait for the substituion labor 140 to be approved and transfer priority date and category?



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  • GKBest
    10-30 06:24 PM
    I may have to use it for work from January as I am invoking AC21. I am confused now whether to re-apply or just use it like as it is.

    My attorney informed USCIS about the typo error when they received the AOS receipts , but it looks like EAD Card was ordered before USCIS was notified. My Advance Parole has also mis-spelled Lastname. I have USCIS letter confirming typo error attached to my case. Would this be a sufficient proof that my EAD has a different Lastname which is only a typo error?

    Gurus please advise.


    My lawyer advised me to take an infopass to correct the name of my dependent on the EAD card. Instead of "e", they placed "a" and he said that I might as well have the name on the FP notice and I-485 corrected.

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  • vallabhu
    02-01 11:07 AM
    please post a link to this survey


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  • Blog Feeds
    03-22 12:20 PM
    AILA Leadership Has Just Posted the Following:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QZpVppv4FTs/S6dHB1rzDcI/AAAAAAAAAFo/qrwzbl0Md3Q/s320/2010-03-22+Statue+of+Liberty.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QZpVppv4FTs/S6dHB1rzDcI/AAAAAAAAAFo/qrwzbl0Md3Q/s1600-h/2010-03-22+Statue+of+Liberty.jpg)
    "We pushed back on the undue influence of special interests," President Obama said. "We didn't give in to mistrust or to cynicism or to fear. Instead, we proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things."

    The President was talking about the historic healthcare overhaul that passed the House 219-212 last night and is now headed to his desk for signature. Let's hope his statement foreshadows what he will say about immigration reform in the months to come. The healthcare battle demonstrated the fight for immigration reform will be tough. But we knew that. Now, at least, we know that an immigration overhaul is possible.

    It was symbolic that Sunday's immigration reform rally in Washington, which according to reports was tens of thousands strong, was overshadowed by the drama that played out in the Congress over the healthcare bill. Since the Administration took office in 2009, immigration reform has played second fiddle to the overhaul of the healthcare system. But now that healthcare reform has become a reality, it is time for the Administration and Congress to get to the hard work of overhauling our badly broken immigration system.

    The dysfunctional immigration system is a cancer that whittles away at the very fabric of our cherished democratic values every day it continues to fester. Each time an outstanding scientist, innovative business investor, or creative professional is turned away from our country because of inadequate visa numbers or restrictionist agency enforcement America's competitive edge is further weakened. Our nation's ability to compete in a global economy demands transnational employment. Each immigrant that is locked up due to draconian mandatory detention laws, without so much as the right to see a judge, demonstrates that the rights of all Americans are threatened by bad immigration laws. Each undocumented child who is denied a higher education or a chance to serve our country is evidence that the broken immigration system has transformed the American Dream into a nightmare for some of America's most promising children.

    Senators Graham and Schumer began to put pen to paper last week by laying out a four pillared framework for immigration reform: ending illegal employment through biometric Social Security cards, enhancing border and interior enforcement, managing the flow of future immigration to correspond to economic realities, and creating a tough but fair path toward legalization for the 11 million people currently in the U.S. without authorization. While I have serious questions about a couple of the proposals�the biometric Social Security card raises important privacy concerns for example�I am encouraged that with the passage of healthcare reform immigration will now move to the front burner. Hopefully, Senators Graham and Schumer (and President Obama) took a few minutes Sunday morning to read Tom Friedman's excellent piece in the New York Times about a dinner he attended last week for the finalists of the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, which, through a national contest, identifies and honors the top math and science high school students in America. http://nyti.ms/aCHxIj. As Friedman writes, most finalists were from immigrant families:

    Indeed, if you need any more convincing about the virtues of immigration, just come to the Intel science finals. I am a pro-immigration fanatic. I think keeping a constant flow of legal immigrants into our country � whether they wear blue collars or lab coats � is the key to keeping us ahead of China. Because when you mix all of these energetic, high-aspiring people with a democratic system and free markets, magic happens. If we hope to keep that magic, we need immigration reform that guarantees that we will always attract and retain, in an orderly fashion, the world's first-round aspirational and intellectual draft choices.

    This isn't complicated. In today's wired world, the most important economic competition is no longer between countries or companies. The most important economic competition is actually between you and your own imagination. Because what your kids imagine, they can now act on farther, faster, cheaper than ever before � as individuals. Today, just about everything is becoming a commodity, except imagination, except the ability to spark new ideas.

    If I just have the spark of an idea now, I can get a designer in Taiwan to design it. I can get a factory in China to produce a prototype. I can get a factory in Vietnam to mass manufacture it. I can use Amazon.com to handle fulfillment. I can use freelancer.com to find someone to do my logo and manage by backroom. And I can do all this at incredibly low prices. The one thing that is not a commodity and never will be is that spark of an idea. And this Intel dinner was all about our best sparklers.

    Before the dinner started, each contestant stood by a storyboard explaining their specific project. Namrata Anand, a 17-year-old from the Harker School in California, patiently explained to me her research, which used spectral analysis and other data to expose information about the chemical enrichment history of "Andromeda Galaxy." I did not understand a word she said, but I sure caught the gleam in her eye.

    My favorite chat, though, was with Amanda Alonzo, a 30-year-old biology teacher at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, Calif. She had taught two of the finalists. When I asked her the secret, she said it was the resources provided by her school, extremely "supportive parents" and a grant from Intel that let her spend part of each day inspiring and preparing students to enter this contest. Then she told me this: Local San Jose realtors are running ads in newspapers in China and India telling potential immigrants to "buy a home" in her Lynbrook school district because it produced "two Intel science winners."

    Seriously, ESPN or MTV should broadcast the Intel finals live. All of the 40 finalist are introduced, with little stories about their lives and aspirations. Then the winners of the nine best projects are announced. And finally, with great drama, the overall winner of the $100,000 award for the best project of the 40 is identified. This year it was Erika Alden DeBenedictis of New Mexico for developing a software navigation system that would enable spacecraft to more efficiently "travel through the solar system." After her name was called, she was swarmed by her fellow competitor-geeks.

    Gotta say, it was the most inspiring evening I've had in D.C. in 20 years. It left me thinking, "If we can just get a few things right � immigration, education standards, bandwidth, fiscal policy � maybe we'll be O.K." It left me feeling that maybe Alice Wei Zhao of North High School in Sheboygan, Wis., chosen by her fellow finalists to be their spokeswoman, was right when she told the audience: "Don't sweat about the problems our generation will have to deal with. Believe me, our future is in good hands."

    As long as we don't shut our doors.

    More... (http://ailaleadership.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-immigration-reform-next_22.html)

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  • arc
    10-04 04:57 PM
    From Poll results, it seems there r 3 people who got their FP notices already. Just want to make sure--you guys are NSC->CSC->NSC transfer cases or was it Xfr'd to TSC?

    None of them is a transfer case nsc>csc>nsc... I checked their posts, That means NONE of nsc>csc>nsc transfer cases have received the FP...


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  • sys_manus
    01-28 09:52 AM

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  • Oct007
    12-13 09:57 AM

    Now we just wait and hope our names dont get stuck in the FBI namecheck and then hope that visa numbers will be available.
    (there are a few threads for Namecheck)

    If you are on H1B, keep renewing it

    If you applied for EAD and plan on using it with another employer make sure your 140 is approved and you have waited for 6 months after the I485 Receipt date before moving to a similar job.

    you might get a couple of LUD's on the 485 in the mean time. ( I got one as recent as last week - not sure what it means)

    budget money for EAD and AP renewals. Damn those are expensive now with the increased rates

    and If nothing happens in 15 months, get ready for one more FP appointment.

    check IV and other forums and help others with questions.


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  • sundevil
    03-17 06:12 PM
    This employer already hurt you by revoking your 140 and seems like you are not a big fan of his. Why don't you file a WH4 form with DOL for Feb'08 to Apr'08 salary. That way it becomes your ex-employer problem and you can explain your status all the way from Jan'08 to Apr'08.

    I was working with a company until November 2007. I went to India in Dec and came back in Feb and was out of project until April 2008. During this time my relation with my employer gone bad and he threatened to cancel my H1. I transferred my H1 to the new company and is on project and is working with them from May 2008 till now. For the 8 months I worked in 2008 I got a total salary of 50,000 based on annual salary of $75K. This is less than the prevailing wages. Since my W2 is only $50,000 I'm worried about my immigration prospects. My previous employer withdrew my I140 application. I�m in my 6th year and just started my Labor process with the new company.

    My current company is ready to help me, but they cannot run any payroll for last year, but can provide bonus for last year to make the total of last year up to $60k. They are a small co. and have never done this before.

    How can we include this bonus in my W2 (I haven't filed my taxes so far, the company also hasn't filed their 2008 taxes)

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  • roseball
    10-26 04:42 AM
    Shouldnt be any problem..But I suggest to file for withdrawal asap if your wife is not planning to leave the country immediately...Because, she is legally out of status if she has not started working since Oct 1st (Though one can argue on this as she has a AOS pending too)...If she leaves the country immediately, she doesnt even have to file a withdrawal...She can leave the country and either enter on AP and use EAD to work or get a H4 Visa stamped, enter on H4 and use EAD to work....Either way, I dont see any issues here....


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  • sparky_jones
    06-06 04:42 PM
    hopefully if we pay the $340 for EAD and $305 for AP for each person, we do not have to pay for it again until we get a decision on our GC.We just have to keep renewing these two without paying again..Please correct me if i am wrong.So its like pay one last time..hopefully.
    I believe unless you filed I-485 under the revised fee structure last year, you need to pay for EAD and AP renewal every time you have to renew.

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  • keerthisagar
    10-28 10:02 AM
    There is no straight way to get a copy of I140 approval notice. For all practical purposes the I140 reciept number will be sufficient(eg: To retain your priority date in case you file GC with another employer).

    However, You can file a request using FOIA. Check the following threads.



    Thanks indigo10, this is helpful.


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  • uslegals
    01-27 01:48 PM
    We recd. our 485 approval last week and recd. the cards in the mail earlier this week. We were interviewed at the local USCIS for our 485's, 2 weeks ago. It went really smooth and case was approved the same day as the interview.

    I would like to whole-heartedly thank IV core and all IV members. This site has been an amazing resource of information & support for us thru our journey. I became a IV member during the July 2007 fiasco. We were there at the IV rally in DC in Sept 2007, have attended local chapter meetings. We will continue to support IV in it's mission.

    Thanks everybody.!

    EB-II (India)
    PD - April 2006
    Filed 485 (spouse & myself) - July 2007
    485 Approved / Cards recd - January 2011.

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  • GCEB2
    06-24 08:06 PM
    at the POE i was being given I-94 validity till Nov 2008 but i have visa till 2009, when i asked the immigration officer at POE he told me my passport was expiring in 6 months and told me to get a new passport and come back, when i went back to airport they gave me one I102 form to fill, Iam on H4 visa and i havent used my EAD yet.
    My question is
    1. if i send the I102 form how long will it take to get new I 94 card.

    2. i need to renew my EAD which i never used before will it cause any problem. do i need to submit my copy of I94 card for renewel of EAD.

    3. Other option is going out of country and coming back but after entering into USA with H4 visa i applied my SSn and i got it and till now i did not use my EAD and i did not apply for AP as its not required., so if i go out of country and come back what will be my status as i applied SSN


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  • Madhuri
    09-01 04:05 PM
    me too. I am a big fan of bee, logiclife, sunjoshi.

    i m a big fan of the bee and ragz4u and sunjoshi

    of course these daysi m interacting only with pappu...getting his "kangi" all set up

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  • simple1
    09-09 03:48 PM
    A while back, I saw a post saying PD substitution doesn’t work smoothly most of the time (sorry, I dont remember the site).

    I also heard (from another person) that for association with I485; the substituted PERM/labor must have an approved I140 that is not revoked or (labor) reassigned (to some one else). Not sure when AC21 180 day clock starts( for immunity from revoked I140). from I485 or from substitution date ?

    Not sure if it is true.

    I am july second 485 filer, filed with later PD(2007). Then an earlier (2004, my own) PD was substituted by lawyer last year which is now current on that 485 application.

    I opened a SR last week, response to SR from USCIS told me they still have old (later) PD on file.So they cant allocate a visa to me.

    Lawyer said he has confirmation from USCIS that USCIS will obey earlier 2004 PD(confirmation received last year!).

    two contrary pieces of information from a govt agency!!

    Anyone with similar experience

    I am sick of this USCIS !

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  • apple
    09-10 12:01 AM
    Hi ,

    Here is the scenario:

    -- My AP expires in Dec'08 ( Applied for extension and waiting..)
    -- H1 in Apr'09.

    If I go to India say in Nov'08 and come back to US before the AP expiry using AP document (without going for H1 stamping as my visit is very short). What would be the I-94 expiry date ? Would it be Same as AP expiry (Dec'08) ?

    Assuming I haven't received my new AP even in Dec'08, will I be out of status once my AP is expired ?

    Please advice.

    - Thanks

    10-04 02:45 PM
    Receipt date Jul 2

    Transferred from NSC>CSC

    Receipt Notice Aug 23

    Got EAD/AP

    485 Transferred from CSC>NSC

    Waiting for FP notice

    This transfer is delaying fp. We had fp done on 9/19 but my daughter's 485 filed at NSC was transferred to CSC ( i got r n with wac....) saw 2-luds last one on 10/3 said your case transferred from CSC to TSC. Now hopefully fp will be generated from TSC. Hopefully in next week or so. What a mess NSC>CSC>TSC

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