This is a great forum and I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has done this before.
4 months ago I quit Company A. They filed a case with the USCIS letting them know I quit in Dec 2010. This is past 180 days and I have AC-21 portability. I started my own company and did this fulltime.
However it is now 2/11 and 25 days ago I got a letter that said
Intent to Deny. You are hereby granted the opportunity to ... submit evidence to show that you are eligible for portability. To do so, you must submit a currently dated letter from your intended employer which describes all of the following:
-The name and location of your intended permanent employer
-The title and job duties offered to you
-You current job title and duties (if different than the offered one)
-The position's minimum educational or requirements
-The salary or wage to be paid, and
-The date you began (or will being) employment
My business is partnership (with a US partner). I spoke with a bunch of lawyers (immigration) and 2 of them say I need a new job offer from a new company. 2 others say I would be able to prove that I am working for myself. I am reading the AC-21 to self employment eligibility and am wondering what to do. Can someone who has gone through this before help?
1. Does it matter that self employment is a "general partnership", or does it have to be a sole proprietor?
2. How do you respond to "offer letter" if it is your own business?
3. My lawyers say it is better to find a new job offer from a bigger company. Is this the only option?