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    Can I travel & re-enter the US with H-1B approval notice but L-1B visa expired in passport

    That's interesting, thanks newacct. How many times can use this automatic revalidation?
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    Can I travel & re-enter the US with H-1B approval notice but L-1B visa expired in passport

    I came to the US in 2008 on an L-1B stamp in my passport. That visa has expired and in the meantime I have an H-1B approval notice (same employer), but don't have any new visa in my passport because I haven't left the US. I plan to travel to Mexico. How can I be sure that I am allowed...
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    What caused the massive decline in H1-B demand?

    I was looking at how quickly the H1-B cap of 65,000 first-time visas has been filled during the past 5 years. USCIS accepts applications starting on the first working day after April 1st. Here's the data: FY 2008 - April 2nd (same day) FY 2009 - April 8 FY 2010 - December 22 FY 2011 -...
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    Best Ports Of Entry (with nice officers)

    Harassment by Parole Officer at SFO The parole officer claimed that my AP lets me go out of the US only for emergencies, not for a vacation, and that if they let me in when I return, it's only because they're doing me a favor. He also said I was not allowed to call my lawyer. Anyway...
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    Best Ports Of Entry (with nice officers)

    I've heard stories about Advance Parole holders being harassed at Newark Airport, and I was harassed myself at SFO in Jan 2010. On the other hand, someone without a job re-entered just fine at the Seattle International Airport POE. What are people's experiences with Ports Of Entry? Which have...
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    PERM status check

    Don't know :( Yes. If only others would do the same. I don't know about cases in progress, but if you do find out, please update the ImmigrationVoice wiki: immigrationvoice.org/wiki/index.php/Labor_Certification#PERM_Status.
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    AC21 Port from employer to self-employed

    Attorney at law Ron Gotcher says at imminfo.com/Library/AC21_issues/AC21-portability-self-emplyment.html that:
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    Labor Certification Details

    This old thread is no longer correct. PERM status files can be downloaded from flcdatacenter.com/CasePerm.aspx
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    Port h1b or ead to own new company?

    You can also get your I-485 approved if you are self-employed Susi, are you sure about this? Attorney at law Ron Gotcher answered this very question in his AC21 portability and self-employment FAQ: Q: I've been self-employed for a while under AC21, and now my Priority Date has become...
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    Can I use AC21 for independent contractor work?

    You can also get your I-485 approved if you are self-employed Ginnu, are you sure about this? Attorney at law Ron Gotcher answered this very question in his AC21 portability and self-employment FAQ: Q: I've been self-employed for a while under AC21, and now my Priority Date has become...
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    EAD and Independant Consulting

    You can also get your I-485 approved if you are self-employed Ginnu, are you sure about this? Attorney at law Ron Gotcher answered this very question in his AC21 portability and self-employment FAQ: Q: I've been self-employed for a while under AC21, and now my Priority Date has become...
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    where can I check the status for my PERM

    YES, YOU CAN find out the essential information about your PERM status, as described by attorney Ron Gotcher at immigration-information.com/forums/i-140-job-portability/7659-if-your-employer-wont-provide-you-with-info-about-your-perm.html : Go to flcdatacenter.com/CasePerm.aspx and download the...
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    What do I need to change jobs using AC21?

    ginnu has posted in more detail how to change your legal representation using form G-28: forums.immigration.com/showthread.php?287987-Please-help...-(&p=1974123#post1974123
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    PERM status check

    Individuals usually cannot check PERM status online Yes, you can check PERM status online. See my post on another thread: forums.immigration.com/showthread.php?272165-where-can-I-check-the-status-for-my-PERM&p=2165882#post2165882
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    Changing I-485 AOS category from EB3 to EB2

    I'm in REW, have a baccalaureate degree, and filed the AOS in 2007-Sep under the EB3 category. My PD is 2007-Jun. Also have Labor Certification, I-140 and EAD. In the meantime, I have accumulated 5 years of progressive work experience, and I would like to upgrade/change/switch to the EB2...
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    How can I get one year off while waiting for GC?

    So I'm still tied to the employer I've researched my employer's policy on long-term unpaid leaves, and there is no guarantee of employment after the leave. So am I still tied to the employer? Are there alternatives? I really want to take something like 6 months - 1 year off work (software...
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    How can I get one year off while waiting for GC?

    I'm Romanian, EB-3, PD 2007-Jun, I-485 sponsored by my employer and received by USCIS 2007-Sep. Also have Labor Certification and I-140 approved, and valid EAD expiring 2010-Jul. I would like to take one year off work, while residing in the US (without employment, or self-employed as a...
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    Processing time

    Green Card ETA? Romanian EB3, PD 2007-Jun Hi, I'm new here and just learning all the acronyms and stuff. I hope I'm posting in the correct forum. I'm from Romania and work as an H-1B. My employer is sponsoring my AOS, and so far they've been taking care of things, but now they can't give...
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    H1B contracting agencies

    Hello everyone, I've been working as an H1-B for a small company in San Jose, CA for 1 year. I have a very stable position there, but not much room for professional growth, and my employer makes me wait 2 more years before they start the Green Card application process. Now I have an...
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