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  3. PNN

    Student visa

    Student is out of status. Need help to know what are the options to get him legal. Not taken credits since 6 months due to financial crisis. Urgent. Thank you
  4. My parents got their GC in 2015 and are getting ready with applications for the naturalization. We have been hit with a double whammy, with one parent experiencing a stroke (and loss of speech and motor control) and the other parent with dementia. What will i need to get their N400 signed and submitted? Can I sign on their behalf and which form would i need to submit with the application? For the test waiver - which form do i need to submit? I can drive them to the interview for the judge to see them. For the oath waiver - which form do i need to submit? Is a lawyer recommended in my case? Thanks!!
  5. If I am pregnant and on H1b, am I eligible for State Disability Insurance? Does SDI require me to be unemployed for my maternity disability insurance? Or not paid through the company is fine without being unemployed to enroll in state disability insurance? If I am planning to take 3 months time off and I am not paid by the company for the 3 months and SDI only covers up to 10 weeks out of the 3 months?
  6. Hi All, My H1b is approved in premium processing (approved till 2023). Along with my H1 ,I applied for H4 extension but did not apply for H4 EAD. I got receipt for my spouse H4 , can apply for H4 EAD with this H4 receipt number? Thank you very much for your time. Regards, Aditya
  7. pontevecchio

    I140 Approved Changed Employer

    Your I-140 should be "valid" from the point of view of H1 extensions till the PD of that I-140 is current. Your spouse can file for the EAD if the I-140 is not revoked and it would be unusual for a company to revoke an I-140.
  8. I got RFE for my H1B (lottery picked up 2020) .USCIS is asking for educational evaluation for my non-IT degree course. Like to know two things 1. Where can I get an evaluation of both my work experience and my non-IT degree certificates .2. What are the criteria of USCIS ( minimum no of years as work experience and degree level )to get the visa approved? I am an MSC in Biophysics and working in IT as a developer past 10 years. Can you guide me for my two queries.
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  10. Hi, I am currently working in Canada (ICT - Work permit Visa). However, My H1B got approved in March 2020 (based on my I-140 approval with new employer). When I checked travel.state.gov site, I saw non-immigrants visa appointments waiting time as 64 days for Vancouver us consulate. Am I allowed to schedule an interview? . Please advice.
  11. Struckonh1b

    Drivers license and H1b extension

    I live in Delaware and have this same exact situation. Heard from friend that they don’t renew with receipt notice in DE but I am going in next week to see what they say. My attorney refuses to send me original receipt notice for some reason.. can my attorney withhold sharing original document? If somebody can share their previous experience on both my issues listed that will be great.
  12. Hi, I currently got admission in a college. My Current visa is F2 and I'm right now in USA. I heard that I need to travel to my home country for stamping F1 visa in order to convert from F2 to F1 to attend college. Due to COVID situation, there is a lot of travel ban and I even don't know if the US consulate in my country (India) is open for fixing a DSO appointment. I would like to know if its essential to do this inorder to attend college or whether I can attend college using my I-20 and SEVIS ID issued by the college and later get F1 visa stamped while in my home country. Would i be violating the US immigration rules? Thanks
  13. This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions about requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Rules for Topic of the Week Threads: 1. Attorney's postings contain general information only and are not a substitute for case-specific legal advice. 2. The attorney will answer only those questions which relate to the main subject. If you have a question on some other issue, please start a new thread in the appropriate forum section. 3. The attorney will not necessarily answer every question posted and may provide a single answer to a group of similar questions. 4. Please do not provide information which would identify any specific company, university or individual.
  14. Hi, For the last year, I was on L2 status which expired on June 29th, 2020. I applied for the extension of L2 status (I-539) in May 2020 and currently, it is still pending (as of Sept 17th). My employer filed for my H1 in April and it got picked so it filed by June 26th, 2020. I got an RFE recently stating asking for the following: "Evidence showing the beneficiary was an in valid nonimmigrant status at the time the instant petition was filed or requested start date of the instant petition, whichever is later." According to this, my initial file date is June 26th and I had a valid status during that time but for the later part, Oct 1st, I won't have a valid status since my application is still pending. My attorney suggests that we wait for the I-539 application to get approved before filing for the RFE. My husband's L1 status expires on Oct1st, 2020. I'm not sure what my options at this point are and would really appreciate some guidance in this matter. Thanks a lot S
  15. prince8

    H4 EAD Renewal Question

    Hi, Few months back i got my H1B Transfer approved. And my wife H4 got approved recently. Currently, she has her H4 EAD valid until next year June2021. Can she apply her H4 EAD Renewal now or should wait until Jan2021 like 6months before the H4 EAD expiry. Can you please let me know. Thanks for your help!
  16. Kakumanu

    L2 EAD Application

    Hi All, I am on L1 visa and my wife moved with me a few days back and we are planning to apply for her L2 EAD. For the filing fees I am planning to use the cashier's check, does it have to be my wife's bank account or can I use mine to create a check?
  17. You may choose to get a supervisor involved. You may like to get an appropriate Lawyer in Texas involved For appropriate guidance, and have your employer pay if he is kind enough. The visa lets you enter the country. The I94 lets you stay. Maybe also contact your local house or senate member and see what happens.
  18. Hi, My employment with company A was terminated and I joined Company B on receipt notice. Few months back I got an offer for company C and had H1B transfer with C initiated in premium processing when petition with company B was still pending. My I94 was still valid while applying both these petitions. Now, petition with company C got approved when transfer petition was still pending with company B. Now petition for company B is also approved but after petition with company C. My question is : Will there be any impact on the I94 issued with petition with employer C since petition for employer B is also approved? will petition for employer B would be considered latest for I94 validity or if i join employer C, I94 for employer C would be valid?
  19. pontevecchio

    EB1-EA or Eb2-NIW

    Run your detailed credentials through the firm of Murthy or any of your choice. The wait for EB1 is about 3 years and you should bookmark the "VISA BULLETIN" for future reference. The Advantage of EB2-NIW is you are not tied to an employer and can work for any employer in your field, broadly defined.
  20. 2. Your fiance can continue work for the H1 petitioner till her I94 expiry. At any time she can work on the basis of the EAD which should be applied for along with I-130/I485. 3. 6-9 months. Once her AOS ie I-485 is on file and she has the receipt, she is in a safe harbor waiting for the GC.
  21. The PD would be 14 years down the line. The processing will take mere months and then the wait for the PD. This is for everyone.
  22. RamArul

    Change Status H1B to L2

    Dear All, I am L2-EAD with valid Stamping and valid EAD till Nov'2021. I've applied H1B (2020-2021) and got approved. Since H1B applied on Change of Status, my status will change from L2 to H1 on Oct'1st. As of now, I don't have job and looking at the current market, there is no progress. I wanted to go back to L2 Status...What is the best approach? Since I've valid L2 stamping, Can i go to Mexico and returning back, Can i change the status from H1B to L2 in Port of Entry. Your suggestion and comments are really appreciated ! Thanks, Ram.
  23. Hi all I have applied for persecution waiver. I plan to go on H4/ead once it is approved. Is it possible to apply for H4ead if persecution is approved during fellowship while on J1. I understand I will have to leave to another country for stamping but is it possible to get H4 stamped from Canada/Mexico for future date and return on j1 to cont fellowship and apply for ead. The reason I wanted to do this was to get enough time to get ead on time to start working. Will appreciate an input. Thanks
  24. Hello, I'm currently on my H1b in the United States and was here (in the US) on June 24th, 2020 as well. I moved jobs last year (Aug 2019) and have a valid I-797A. The H1b stamp on my passport expired in Sept 2019, so I need to get a new visa stamped. Am I eligible to get my visa stamped if I travel to India under the current Presidential Executive Order effective for workers on H1b? The consulates in India seem to be processing H1b visas now, and since I was in the US on June 24, I wonder if I would qualify for the exemption. I plan to continue employment with the same employer that I've been working with since Aug 2019, but my latest I-797 is not an extension. It's a "transfer" from one employer to another. Appreciate any clarification regarding this. Thank you!
  25. asal

    J-1 Waiver - Hardship

    yes that means it is approved by USCIS and you will not get RFE but you still pend recommendation from USCIS. May I know when did you apply for hardship waiver?
  26. Hi Team, I am on L1 Visa and my wife is on L2 , My question is related to applying SSN for L2. My wife came to US on Sep-1st week , is she eligible to apply SSN ? Can L2’s apply SSN immediately after arriving to US ? Should I need to apply EAD first and then get SSN or can I go ahead and apply SSN immediately. After getting SSN is it mandatory to apply for EAD before starting to look for a job ? is EAD required ? Thanks Shakthi.
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