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    L1-B Blanket Visa - whats next?

    Under USCIS regulations, a blanket L petitioner must meet the following four conditions: 1) The petitioner and each of the entities included in the blanket L petition are engaged in commercial trade or services; 2) The petitioner has an office in the United States that has been doing...
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    B1 Visa to L1 Visa

    You cannot "convert" your B1 visa to L1 visa in U.S., you should enter U.S. with a L1 visa instead. The individual must be coming to the United States to provide services to the same employer or a branch office, subsidiary or affiliate. For this reason, L-1 visa holders are known as...
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    **** adjustment of status question ****

    For "adjustment of status", you must get immigration application (Form I-130 or Form I-140) approved first, which should be employment-based or family-based immigraion appliction, and get aproved by USCIS. You cannot apply for adjustment of status directly, which is Form I-485 application...
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    Question about filling out I-129F form

    Give number of certificate, date and place it was issued => it asks your U.S. Citizenship Certificate if you have that certificate, which is used for mostly the naturized U.S. Citizens. also see
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    When does the 2 year home residency start?

    Here is the J1 waiver regulation requirement: these J-1 exchange visitors are required to return to their home country or country of last permanent residency for a period of two years, AFTER their exchange program completion. (see ) There...
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    Covert J1 to B1

    You must obtain a change of visa classification from the J status to that of B. You can file Form I-539, Application for Change of Nonimmigrant Status, with application fee, and also submit the required Form DS-2019 to the DHS office where the application is made. Also see...
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    P-4 Visa Conditions.

    The P-4 classification is issued to immediate relatives of P-1, P-2, and P-3 Visa holders who are accompanying or following to join the principal alien, but they are not afforded any right to be employed while in the United States while holding such visa status. The P-4 visa holder may attend...
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    I-140 Ability to Pay RFE

    For immigration categories that require the Labor Certification application, once the employer has obtained the Labor Certification, the employer can file an I-140 immigrant petition for an alien with the USCIS. One purpose of I-140 petition that requires a certified Labor Certification is to...
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    Question about P visa

    A short-term U.S. work visa known as the P visa is available to outstanding athletes, athletic teams, and entertainment companies (including circuses) with a job offer from a U.S. employer. Their essential support personnel may also be granted visas. There is no annual limit on the number of...
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    Working in field other than what O1 received for?

    It should be OK. but you may need to get another O1 visa approval from USCIS for the new employer. For the legal way, please see
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    December 2004 Concurrent filing

    The Concurrent Filing of Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status with Form I-140 Petition It is permissible to file the Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) and Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) at the same time. It is also possible to file...
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    NEW THREAD FOR 420 -CSOFT-NJ based company

    The Recent I-485 Application Trends and Tracking In the past few months, it has been possible for many foreign nationals to advance to the final stage in the permanent residence (green card) process. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin has shown employment-based, second...
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    VSC I-140 Denied MTR Sent and waiting for response TRACKER

    USCIS' Regulations for Issuing a Request For Evidence, and How to Make a Decision of Approval or Denial The following rules are from the USCIS internal regulations and memos for issuing RFE and reviewing the RFE response: 1) A RFE is most appropriate when a particular piece or pieces of...
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    NSC I-140 RFE Experiances

    Two Kind of RFE Notices Most RFEs contain requests for reasonable information. These may ask for more information about journals in which the applicant's publications have appeared, or details about fellowships, awards, or memberships. But sometimes, a RFE may be excessive. When an RFE of...
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    EB-1 EA Criteria

    The Requirements EB1-Extraordinary Ability Petition The term "extraordinary ability" is defined by USCIS as "a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor". The initial evidence which must be...