I really need the file from which you created the apr23 excel sheet. I don't have my case number because my lawyer won't give it to me because of my employer's policy. I have tried with the tax id of my employer but I could not get the full list.
There was a case on the apr23 excel that looks like it could be mine. Could you share the original file with me so I can figure out my case number? If you want, you can remove the salary column, and just leave the case number, received date, and employer name. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did u get my email in your private email id? Reply when you have time. I didn't get any RFE. Also I gave the experience letters to the attorneys when I started GC process (> 2 yrs back). At that time, I dont think I notarized the experience letters. I gave them the copy of letters and I have the originals with me.
My hubby's 140 EB-2 has been finally approved yesterday. (as per website)
It's such a great relief.
Once again the whole story:
REF responded: 06/10/03
RFE received by BCIS: 06/12/03
I-140 AD: 07/28/03
Original labor certification
RFE: company's ability to pay. I am not sure what they submitted, but If you look on my previous posts you'll see we had a lot of problems: the company didn't have either 2002 taxes or the audit raport (as BCIS had asked). If I'm not mistaken, they submitted some 2002 tax drafts.
Congrats. I went for AOS. But CP looks good (if you are fall under California BCIS). Also Mumbai Consulate is better than Chennai's. So for you, CP may be better. Only drawback I see is not getting EAD. Analyse carefully.
I'm in about the same situation as you are, but I'll do AOS for three reasons:
1) I have an old I 140 approved, so I should be able to use the old priority date. I'm don't know if it really changes anything or not.
2) I'm going into my 7th year of H1B too. And I'm not sure I'll be able to keep extending the visa if I go for Consular Processing.
3) With AOS, we can get EAD, and portability after 6 months
So in total it looks safer to go for AOS, but there is no clear cut as to what you should choose.
Good luck, and let us know your choice...
My attorney is really helpful and thinks that I should definitely go for CP. Now-a-days I485 takes longer and gets lots of RFEs, background check...They are stuck on nov'2001 for past 6 months. and the attorney doesn't think this will get any better soon. The law firm is suggesting everyone who belongs to India to go for CP. two of my colleagues also did same.No problem. Only dis-advantages..EAD and extra expenses for traveling to india.
I am planning to discuss my options in more detail monday. will keep you posted.
Thanks for your inputs, I didn't really consider Consular Processing before your post. It's difficult to get advice from my attorney, I don't pay them, but I'll check with them anyway.
My consulate would be Paris, I don't expect them to take longer than Mumbai.
Let us know if you have more input on it.