среда, 8 июня 2011 г.

applause animated gif

applause animated gif. applause animated gif.
  • applause animated gif.


  • srkamath
    10-15 02:58 PM
    If you have two jobs on hand, and your sponsoring employer keeps the offer for the future job open, then you can simply use your EAD for both jobs. What would you need the H1B for unless you have reasons to believe the I-485 will be denied?
    If you wish to change employers, i.e. no longer take up the job with the employer who did your labor cert, then wait for 180 days after the receipt date of your I-485, find a " same or similar" job and use AC21 portability. - The AC21 law is kind of complex, most use the services of a (competent) lawyer.




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. MartiNZ. May 4, 05:40 AM. If you ask Hastings101, he might call
  • applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. MartiNZ. May 4, 05:40 AM. If you ask Hastings101, he might call


  • redcard
    12-19 12:53 PM
    redcard and igcard, why don't you guys just fuck off?

    Thanks buddy, I shall ask my friend, who has another friend, who is friend with another friend of his friend who is friend with another friend who is known by alb2c3 who will tell me how to "FO" as he has a PhD in "F@##"". As soon as I here from him I shall let you know friend




    applause animated gif. me On myspace Animatedjun
  • me On myspace Animatedjun


  • venram
    12-26 12:17 PM
    Hello all,
    not sure if this topic has been touched before; if we have a i-485 application filed; do we qualify as:
    1) non-permanent resident aliens
    OR
    2) non-resident aliens?

    thanks

    I suppose you are living in USA.

    On the second option "non-resident alien", if you are residing in USA, then you are not considered as non-resident. So I would eliminate this option.

    On the first option "non-permanent resident alien", if you are residing in USA, I would choose this as the right option. Since holding an H1B means that you are a temporary (non-permanent) resident alien. Holding an EAD does not allow you to stay here permanently. It is only a temporary authorization to allow you to work without H1B. Remember that it requires renewal every year.

    To answer your question, you are a non-permanent resident alien.




    applause animated gif. Clapping+hands+animated
  • Clapping+hands+animated


  • GIDOC
    07-18 01:47 AM
    We should still encourage Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to look into why this happened in the first place. This should not happen again.



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif.
  • applause animated gif.


  • BharatPremi
    11-01 02:40 PM
    When I filed my 485, I gave My company address in all the applications. My company is in Washington State.

    But I am actually working in California from past 7 years. The only place that I specified my current california address is in G325 (485 supporting document).

    Also I move within california after filing 485.

    Because I gave my company address in all the 485 applications, I did not even change my address in any of the applications. I only filed AR11 online for the address change. Advantage with online is, you will get a confirmation number.

    That is what my company recomended me.

    I got my EAD and all other receipts to the company address.

    Waiting for AP and FP mails.

    I also heard from my company that, my company will receive the finger print notice but the appointment office will be in california.

    Hope this helps you.

    What you did is perfectly o.k as you are inviting your documents at your employer's address. With this employer you have a work history. But in case of giving your friend's address or relative's address as your address for USCIS documents purpose may create a problem if in future if you do not mention that address as your past residence address in the "Address History" which generally require for any back ground checks.




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif.
  • applause animated gif.


  • EkAurAaya
    05-24 12:42 PM
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-2072510,prtpage-1.cms

    Great immigration debate has Indians steamed up
    24 May, 2007 l 2200 hrs ISTlCHIDANAND RAJGHATTA/TIMES NEWS NETWORK


    WASHINGTON: The fate of tens of thousands of high-skilled Indian professionals waiting to be permanent US residents is being sidelined in an immigration debate that is heavily tilted in favor of illegal workers, according to advocates of high-tech immigration and Indian activists.

    Close to 450,000 Indian professionals are caught up in the H1-B-Green Card gridlock, but the immigration bill currently being debated in Congress will exacerbate their agony instead of resolving the matter, activists
    for the skilled immigrants lobby say.

    Despite the support of US high-tech companies such as Microsoft and Cisco, and business-industry lobbying groups, the ongoing debate centers mainly on the 12 million mostly illegal immigrants, who, under the new proposals being mooted, will jump ahead of high-skilled Indians and qualify to become US citizens.

    "What's being debated here is a pro-illegal worker, anti-skilled professional bill," says Aman Kapoor, co-founder of the advocacy group Immigration Voice(www.immigrationvoice.com)

    According to Kapoor and others, some of the new rules being considered will be heartbreaking for skilled Indian professionals. Not only is there a proposal to reduce skilled worker Green Cards from 140,000 to 90,000, there is also a move that would require H1B holders to renew their visas on an annual basis.

    A new merit-based points system is also loaded against skilled professionals, they say. For instance, economic contribution by the undocumented is recognized by awarding points for property ownership but not for people working legally.

    Even accounting for proposed hike in skilled worker Green Card allocation to individual countries from 7 per cent to ten per cent of the total quota, it will take 45 years to clear the backlog from India at the rate of around 10,000 Green Cards a year, claims Kapoor. "What this country is saying is that it prefers cherry pickers to high skilled work force, not that I have anything against cherry pickers," he said.

    Vinod Agarwal's immigration saga is a typical narrative that describes the tortured lives of the nearly half million young Indians mired in the great wrangle currently roiling the United States.

    Vinod came to the 'States for his masters' degree in 1997 on an F-1 student visa and changed to an H1-B visa when he was hired by a U.S tech company in 2000. In 2001, his employer started the process to help him secure a permanent resident visa, or Green Card, the first step towards eventual US citizenship.

    Thanks to a gridlock arising from complicated rules and a huge backlog, this process, now five years old, could take another two to three years. Among the big hurdles: a yearly limit of 140,000 on employment-based Green Cards for skilled workers.

    To further stymie things, no more than seven per cent of Green Cards � less than 10,000 -- are allowed to be allocated to immigrants (including their spouses and children) from any one country. The per-country limitation was meant to avoid monopolization by any one country, but it puts a crimp on countries such as India, China and Russia, which send far more high skilled workers to the US than others.

    Because of this mess, Vinod has had to put a hold on some of the most important decisions in his life � like marriage, or making investment commitments. And because his Green Card process is tied to his employer, he cannot make career moves and has to put a lid on his entrepreneurial ambitions and options.

    So, a decade after he came to the land of opportunity, Vinod is still a guest, although the contribution of his ilk to the American economy is a matter of record.

    According to a recent study, 24% of all the US patents filed from the US are by foreign nationals on temporary visas. Nearly a quarter of tech companies in Silicon Valley are started by skilled professionals who came to the US on H1-B visas.

    If Vinod and his type thought the new immigration bill now being debated in the US Congress could address their plight, the were mistaken. The bill, say Immigration Voice activists, has been hijacked by advocates for restricting high-skilled immigrants and those promoting vote bank politics.

    "Illegal immigrants are sucking all the air in the room," adds Vikas Chowdhury, a tech professional also caught in the Green Card imbroglio. "The message from the US Senate to legal, skill based immigrants is, 'so long suckers!"



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. an
  • applause animated gif. an


  • Krilnon
    01-01 11:49 PM
    Are you considering actually stopping people from creating something in AS1? As you probably know anyway, AS2 is compiled to AS1 anyway, so a decision to limit entrants to only AS2 and AS3 would be totally arbitrary. :P

    Besides, most people who claim to be using AS2 just use AS1 with type annotations…

    Anyway, thanks for clarifying the background options. :)




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. gif, create animated gif; gif, create animated gif. balamw. Apr 12, 09:02 AM
  • applause animated gif. gif, create animated gif; gif, create animated gif. balamw. Apr 12, 09:02 AM


  • jotv
    10-16 11:31 PM
    thanks and i am expecting more details



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause, clapping gifs; applause, clapping gifs. jlanuez. Jan 11, 05:11 PM.
  • applause animated gif. applause, clapping gifs; applause, clapping gifs. jlanuez. Jan 11, 05:11 PM.


  • frostrated
    07-06 03:33 PM
    Using AP does not change one's immigration status. It is just a travel document. You will continue to maintain your H1-B even if you use the AP to re-enter.

    Using AP has no relation to using EAD. I have confirmed this with my attorney as well.

    you might want to check that yourself. From what I know, your status when you enter on AP is no longer valid. Your I-94 that you receive will reflect the status you are allowed into the country. To work in H1B status, you will either need to enter in H1 status, or adjust your status to that of H1B. Dont make a wrong move and start accuring time for working without authorization. work without authorization is grounds for deporting.




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. medical animated gifs; medical animated gifs. vniow. Dec 21, 01:48 PM.
  • applause animated gif. medical animated gifs; medical animated gifs. vniow. Dec 21, 01:48 PM.


  • waitingnwaiting
    01-21 08:00 AM
    I had an appointment at Mumbai Consulate on Jan 5th , 7th year ext. Since my I 797 approval date and stamping date was too short ( 1-2 weeks ) USCIS or DOS failed to update info in PIMS on time. I got yellow slip after few basic questions and told to wait for 2-3 biz days. I informed my lawyer in USA and he made contact to DOS there and ask them to update record. Also I had renewed my Indian passport since I applied for I 797 so they had old pp no in record. Lady from DOS promised to work on my case but didn't give any definite time limit.

    but I got reply from Consulate on 4th biz day. Submitted passport via local VFS office and with in 3 days got it back. I think if you contact DOS it would take less time , otherwise 2-3 weeks is normal and 4 weeks or longer is for some rare cases. As long as your history is clean nothing to worry even it takes 3-4 weeks.

    Whom did the lawyer contact in DOS. Did he tell you? It will help if we know.



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. clapping jakeliefer flickr; clapping jakeliefer flickr. applause animated gif
  • applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. clapping jakeliefer flickr; clapping jakeliefer flickr. applause animated gif


  • shanti
    02-23 12:07 PM
    I filed my labor three years ago with a requirement of BS + a minimum of a one year experience (I had 4 years of US experience and 6 ys experience abroad at that time -feb 2005-).
    Now that I filed I-485 more than 180 days ago and I have a job offer that pays double of what is mentioned in the Labor (which the lawyer said is not a problem) , I still have an issue and is the following: in the description mentions as requirement "BS + minimum of 5 ys experience".
    My lawyer said that although I have been in U.S. working with same position and same job title for 7 ys, that to be same or similar they should require similar experience than what was required at the moment my labor was filed: ie, BS + not more than 2 years experience,... Is this true? Did anyone experience this? The employer is a big corporation and cannot change that the job description to match the minimum years of experience. The duties are 90% similar and the job title is exactly the same.

    The lawyer said that after labor was filed three years ago, that we could not count from that moment on an increased experience, with that I mean the minimum years of experience of the job in 2005 was 1 (although my resume on my labor showed 10 ys of experience) and he said that we cannot say that in 2005 was a minimun one year so you could gain experience on the job and convert it into a job with a minimumn of 4 years being same or similar). HE said that the experience clock was stopped on the labor filing date ie I cannot increase the minimun experience to make a job same or similar.

    Did anyone hear anything similar?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif
  • applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif


  • coolpal
    03-27 12:33 PM
    Hi,

    I have posted a couple of times regarding my earlier situation in other threads, but I decided to create a new thread since I haven't seen a similar case before. Here's my situation:

    I was working for company A (consulting firm) on h1B since Oct 2005 and also have an approved Labor and 140 from A. I have applied for 485 in Jul 2007, and have valid EADs and APs (and extensions), but I wanted to maintain h1b status, since I have only used 3 years so far and I am the primary applicant, and my wife gave up her approved labor and h1b to work on EAD she got as a secondary applicant to my 485... so I really wanted to stay on H1B for that "Just in case" situation... I know I am paranoid ;)
    So I applied for h1 extension in June 2008 with company A, but it was pending forever... contacted USCIS once in Nov 2008, but nothing happened... I got suspicious of the company's record since I was told that comp-A was under review by USCIS for excessive h1 usage, so I decided to transfer my h1b to Company B in Dec 2008 and invoked AC21 (sent the letter)... my original h1b has expired by then and so did my I-94, but since my h1 extension was still pending, I was told it would be ok.

    In jan, USCIS sent an RFE for my transfer case requesting for various things like all my W2s since I started my h1b, EVLs from my client and Vendor, contracts between Client, Vendor and my Employer (B) etc., we also included my Paystubs for the last 6+ months and also for all of 2006 etc., and responded to the RFE in Feb, and it was again pending till mid March, when USCIS sent a similar RFE for my original extension case to company A. I no longer work with them, so I expect them to revoke my h1 petition.. so just to be safe, I applied for premium processing for my h1 transfer on Mar 13th and I got a second RFE on 3/19, which we got this week. This time USCIS sent something like this...

    What is the status of your original h1 extension? (I thought they would know ;)), and since your I-94 has expired, we might have to transfer your case for Consular processing.. if we decide to do so, what is your choice for the consulate?

    My lawyer said, they'll respond to the RFE explaining the current status, and also try to explain that I was in status all the time and request for COS instead of Consular Processing, but she says we have to let them know of the consulate in case they decide to transfer it over... and recommends that I chose Chennai (since company B is registered as BEP at Chennai).. she also said, since I have a valid EAD, I can choose to work on EAD if they decide to transfer my case to CP... and when I am ready to travel, I can go to Chennai to get my visa stamped and come back in H1b.
    Is it true that I could do something like that? I thought once I use EAD, there's no going back. Someone please shed some light on this.

    I have come to US for Masters and have worked on CPT and OPT for about 1.5 years before I got onto H1B. I was always paid well more than the LCA wage, and am currently being paid more than my approved labor wage. I have no problem in proving my legal status here, but as you can understand, I am worried and paranoid to go for stamping in these difficult times.. I am afraid they might come up with some reason to deny my entry/visa like 'there are so many citizens without job' etc.,

    Any productive feedback is highly appreciated...

    pal :)



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. a singer Audience+clapping; a singer; applause animated gif
  • applause animated gif; applause animated gif. applause animated gif. a singer Audience+clapping; a singer; applause animated gif


  • pappu
    08-24 07:18 PM
    are they from same EB catagory? or different?I like many others got a PERM labor & got 140 based on PERM labor.

    Recenty , I applied 485 (based on this 140 )in this mad rush


    Meanwhile, I have also received Labor approval ( from the same employer) from backlog center with an EARLIER PD .


    The question is ..... Can I change the PD based on EARLIER PD after I have filed 485 ?????


    I am sure many of us double PDs & might need to find an answer to this ?


    can someone help ??

    Thanks




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif
  • applause animated gif


  • Munna Bhai
    08-30 06:41 AM
    Today i got REF regarding my GC .
    USCIS is asking me to provide following:

    1)All Documents pertaining to US immegration status. Including most recent I-94 , EAD, and all my H1 copies
    2)Copies of all US Federal Tax retuns ever filed.
    3)Copies of first and last pay stubs of all US employers.
    4)Birth Ceritificatates
    5)Marriage cetificate and cermony photos.



    I have all documents except my first paycheck of the first employer.

    I came to USA in the year of 1999 without my employer permision.
    I stayed with frieds help without informing the my employer(who filed the H1B was not interested to bring me usa becuase market was not good). It took 8 months to get job after that i contact my employer and i was with him for 6 months and joined another company.

    Only problem is , i stayed 8 months in the USA without job(without status).


    Between 1999 to 2007 i visited inida 4 times without any issues.

    USCIS is asking me submit my first paycheck. - I did not work first 8 months


    Anyone can guide me how to handle this case?.

    If i tell my employer was not paid first 8 months will that be any problem?
    And what are chances of get my GC.

    Please help!

    Nobody gets RFE for so many documents, please tell us more about your PD etc and why you have not submitted these documents while filing for I-485. The more you open up, the better for everyone to help you. Ofcourse you need a lawyer who can help you.



    more...

    applause animated gif. applause animated gif.
  • applause animated gif.


  • hianupam
    04-16 03:55 PM
    get involved in your Texas state chapter when you finally make your move.
    Flowermound is great, but Plano rocks! ;)

    I will contact you as soon as we get settled. (that is if we decide to move)
    Thanks.




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. Nekbeth. Apr 28, 11:42 AM. No problem wlh99, it#39;s alright.
  • applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. Nekbeth. Apr 28, 11:42 AM. No problem wlh99, it#39;s alright.


  • gc007
    01-05 10:23 PM
    I have been on H4 since 2000. I once got an H1-B in the year 01, but did not get to work. Meanwhile my H4 got extended till now.

    With the recent changes of de-coupling H1 & H4.......

    My question is can I use the previous H1-B issued in 01 and apply for COS without any cap restrictions ? And can this be used by a new Employer ?

    Appreciate any responses on this. Thanks



    more...

    applause animated gif. 33e0s2d GIFS are like a fan on
  • 33e0s2d GIFS are like a fan on


  • Dhundhun
    06-09 02:39 PM
    I just spoke to an Immigration Officer about the status of my pending I-485 application using InfoPass, and all she said was "it is waiting for a visa number". She seemed to be very ignorant of general USCIS regs and laws, but she called somebody and this is the answer she came up with.

    My category is EB2-India with PD of Feb 2004 which is current for June. So, my question to all the gurus here is: WTF does this mean "waiting for a visa number"? i told her that my PD is current, so there is no need for waiting, but then she told me that my application was received on July 2nd 2007 and I need to wait. I tried explaining that 485 receipt date has no relation to PD, but it was a lost cause.

    Any comments from the wise on this board?

    My Understanding:
    #1. The Receipt Date has relationship with Processing Date. If Processing Date is not current with respect to Receipt Date, file will not be picked for processing.

    #2. When file is picked based on Processing Date and Priority Date is current, USICS asks for a Visa Number from DOS (Department of State). Visa Number is individual specific. USCIS sets Priority Date, but Visa Number is given by DOS and DOS can say USICS to wait, if Visa Numbers are not available.

    I am sorry to say that I am still not a wise on this board, but thought, I could comment on it.




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. Cutwolf. Mar 17, 11:43 AM. Way to rep LSU! TOPS money well spent.
  • applause animated gif. applause animated gif. applause animated gif. Cutwolf. Mar 17, 11:43 AM. Way to rep LSU! TOPS money well spent.


  • greencard_fever
    08-31 01:03 PM
    Hi Guys,

    I am a July - 2007 filer and we got the FP request in July for me and my Spouse, I have not applied for any EAD or AP extensions recentlly, for a side note i have to travel out side US in July and my attorney requested for FP reschedule (which was actually scheduled in last week July) for atleast 6 to 8 weeks, but USCIS sent me the request with in a week with an FP date just 3 weeks apart from the original one..so i had to rush my things and had to come back to US to get the FP done..




    applause animated gif. applause animated gif.
  • applause animated gif.


  • belmontboy
    05-21 04:56 PM
    we have become subject of joke for them!




    smiledentist
    10-26 11:33 AM
    keeping this question alive, please advice




    krishmunn
    03-04 12:24 PM
    I had a similar situation but there are no client site involved (in my case my office itself moved to a new location , albeit in the same Metro).

    I inquired with some Attorney (the Employer's attroney is most unhelpful) and also did some research. Here is what I extracted from the Law text (20 CFR)

    *******
    655.715 Definitions.

    Area of intended employment means the area within normal commuting distance of the place (address) of employment where the H�1B nonimmigrant is or will be employed. There is no rigid measure of distance which constitutes a normal commuting distance or normal commuting area, because there may be widely varying factual circumstances among different areas (e.g., normal commuting distances might be 20, 30, or 50 miles). If the place of employment is within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or a Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA), any place within the MSA or PMSA is deemed to be within normal commuting distance of the place of employment;

    ***

    20 CFR 655.734 (a) (2)

    (2) Where the employer places any H�1B nonimmigrant(s) at one or more worksites not contemplated at the time of filing the application, but which are within the area of intended employment listed on the LCA, the employer is required to post electronic or hard-copy notice(s) at such worksite(s), in the manner described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, on or before the date any H�1B nonimmigrant begins work.

    (b) Documentation of the fourth labor condition statement. The employer shall develop and maintain documentation sufficient to meet its burden of proving the validity of the statement referenced in paragraph (a) of this section and attested to on Form ETA 9035 or 9035E. Such documentation shall include a copy of the dated notice and the name and address of the collective bargaining representative to whom the notice was provided. Where there is no collective bargaining representative, the employer shall note and retain the dates when, and locations where, the notice was posted and shall retain a copy of the posted notice.


    ****

    Going by above (and also per my discussion with Attorneys and harvesting Atrtorney blogs),

    1) when one move within the same Metro (MSA), no new LCA is required. What is required is that the LCA should be posted in the new location before H1 employee starts working .

    2) When one move to a different Metro (or out of commutable area), a new LCA is required.

    It is a controversy whether an amended H1 is required for all cases of new LCA. I have read one letter from USCIS to an Attorney where they say it is not required as long as a new LCA is approved before the move.

    Hwoever, I have read in some Attorney blogs that USCIS insist for an amended H1 whenever a new LCA is filed. I will try to dig out that detail.



    Комментариев нет:

    Отправить комментарий