If you are going for EB2 and your LC says MS+1 year of experience, you need experience for 1 year. If your LC said BS+5 years you need 5 years worth. If your LC said the job requires expertise in VC++, your experience letter must mention VC++.
Good luck to the rest who r in the same boat.
I first entered US on F1 and finished my Master's. I have Master's degree from a US University. I only enrolled in this school because I could not defend my thesis in time to apply for graduation so I have to extend it a semester and before visa nos. get over I applied for H1 under regular quota. Hope this help you more to assess my situation. Please share your opinions. I already have a forum on murthy since last two days but I do not see any responses...
Move your a$$ and get to the rally. You have made enough ruses about not being able to attend the rally.
It makes no sense for you to be the beneficiary of someone else's sweat(in getting legislation passed).
Now show some spine and attend the rally. :)
I don't think you even qualify for applying under the case 2 as the labor has aged out. Your I140 has to be applied within 6 months of labor approval.
But as your labor was approved before this came into effect, the last date for applying is Jan 2008. You are fine there.
1. As you say it is a complicated case, Discuss if the ability to pay issues which resulted in 2 denials is worth an MTR.
2. EAD/AP based on filing of case 2 is invalid.
3. Depends on what you are working on? H1b? EAD?
I think in VA you are partially protected against the non compete law.
If contract says it is limited to maximum of 2 years and you can not work for some specific companies, unfortunately non comptete law is valid.
But VA gives a write to earn for your living. If you can proove that if you might not have taken this job, you would not be able to earn. Only you can challenge the non compete law.
Search on google, you might get good reasonable description of non compete law in VA.
Priority date is Nov'20 2007
My I-140 receipt date is Feb'20 2009..
Does the date impact my h1 extension??
My advice is go for premium I-140 and file for I-485+EAD+AP. Advantages:
1. Spouse will have EAD.
2. Spouse would not need H4 renewal, which is savings to you (EAD/AP renewal is another matter).
3. After six months, you can use AC21 provisions. Your I-140 is safe.
4. Uncertainity of layoffs is gone and it brings piece of mind after six months.
5. You will be starting the FBI name check along with I-485 filing. By advancing your I-485 with premium I-140 filing, you will be cutting down the time it takes to get GC.
6. You/spouse can go for multiple jobs.
I am in the same situation. I moved twice. Should I file 2 Ar-11's now? or only one? If only one, should I put my previous address as the one that I didn't file an Ar-11 for?
It would be helpful to others if you can blog the cover letter and the AP explanation letter.
Great, so I see so many fast cases here.
I had all my docs well organized, also put tabs corresponding to the list numers on cover letter for quick access. I also included self addressed prepaid priority envelope.
Can any of you help by posting some ideas (for changing the employer before 180 with the approved i140 and EAD cards) in favor of the employee bcz i am really very sad about my situation. plz help brothers !!
If you are not particular about Wooton district, then your search area is larger. Urbana is a good bet if you dont mind the commute, but as some else posted, find a place close to work, theres no fun in commuting 1 hour up and 1 hour down each day.
From my passive reading about PERM on this forum and other forums, it seems like DOL is currently processing Nov 2008 PERM cases. So, I doubt you will see many people who have approved PERMs from after Dec 2008. But hang in tight, your time will come!
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Just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention..
I guess theres nothing to lose by joining this march, may be couple of hours & couple of gallons of gas... (Its on weekend and no travel/accomodation worries like DC rally). I am planning to join the one in Dallas, TX. I hope to see atleast some folks there..
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If I have a permanent offer after 180 days of Receipt date (I 485)...
Is this offer should be in the same location (state) where my labor got filed ???
I am writing on behalf of a close friend who is too worried to write it for himself.
He is a July 2007 filer with PD of Nov 2003 and recently had his I485 rejected. Reason - I140 denied and no appeal. However, when he checks his I140 status, it says, its still pending. He had received an RFE on I140 in October 2007 about Employment status and he had submitted all the required evidence. He also is in the same company that filed his labor. The only change he ever made is moving to a new place in the same city. Does anyone have a similar experience? What needs to be done apart from consulting a good immigration attorney? Your advice will be much appreciated.
Well. Even if I140 was denied for no good reason, and your friend files an appeal and it eventually gets approved, his priority date must be current when he re-submits his I485. So, this way or another, he needs to get I140 approved. I140 appeals take a long time. Maybe, he can try to re-do I140? That would be much faster and probably less expensive.
Dixie and Other experts,
See copy-paste from the bill below:
It seems that Aliens who have earned Masters degree outside US 'AND' has
3 years experience in related field are listed along with those who have
masters or higher degree from US.
check sections (F), (I) and (K) below.
Does it mean non-US masters with 3 years exp too shall be excluded from
the numbers quota?��(I) Aliens who have earned a master�s degree or higher in science, technology, engineering, or math and have been working in a related
field in the United States in a nonimmigrant status during the 3-year
period preceding their application for an immigrant visa under section
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feel free to use these as u like, just don't pass'em on as your own work... Although i don't think you would.