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  1. Hi I wanted to know if I have to say yes to Question number 23 which asks whether I have EVER been stopped by a cop, does this mean also for a speeding ticket that I was given in 2009 which I fought and won via a lawyer , the case was dismissed and it didn't get put on my drivers license. Also I was on a H1 till 2013 September and got my Green card 10 days before my 31st birthday , I just learnt about the Selective Service requirement would I not be able to apply for citizenship? I didnt know I had to register :( ... Any thoughts or advice would be very helpful!
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    Question regarding citation and Selective Service

    Honestly pontevecchio I have zero idea that this was a requirement , if I did I for sure would have done it :( I got my green card when I was 30 years and 352 days old so I am hoping that means I am exempt from having to register .. The other thing I had going on is I dislocated my shoulder in 2011 so in no way would I have been able to do anything physical ..... but that aside my main reason of posting this was because I honestly had no idea about this being a need. All I really have heard from people was the bio metrics and the interview and the fact that you have to be consistently present in the country ....
  3. Guys , I have my green card but have currently lost my job. Its been 4 months and I still havent got a new job. Next year I am due to apply for citizenship, I had 2 questions 1) Will I have problems becoming a citizen now that I dont have a job? 2) Can I apply for unemployment (if my state allows it) and if I do would it affect my chances to become a citizen? So would it be better for me not to apply for unemployment? Regards
  4. I received my green card last in august and wanted to know if I can apply for a green card for my mom please let me know my options .
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    sponsering my moms Green card

    I had a question i got my GC because of the ROW category (spouse was born in another country besides India (Bahrain)) does that help in applying for citizenship any faster ? I have been on H1B for 8 years does that help with the wait time between GC and citizenship ? Or do I have to wait the whole 5 years out ?
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    GC mailed but havent received it

    Hi , My wife received her GC via first class priority mail , however I havent received it yet ... both of our notice dates were the same and the card should have been mailed out together however I havent received my card yet. Any idea what I can do to find out about my card ? Is ordering a new / replacement card a painful process ?
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    GC mailed but havent received it

    I got it in the mail on saturday !! I am so very happy thank you joef omshiv and so many mpre folk that helped ne do yall know if I have to apply for a new SSN or will it continue to be the current one i have?
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    GC mailed but havent received it

    So I called them up again and asked them for a tracking number , for which they transferred me to L2 support I waited some 35 mins and then a guy came on and ask me my name , number , address and dob then told me that I needed to get my finger printing done again as they didnt have it correclty the first time and so they will send me another appointment for that ... bit confused why would I first have a status update that my cards were mailed and now they say that I need to do the finger printing again ? he said if I dont get the notice in 2 weeks to call back and he would fax the information to me. Any ideas on whats going on ?
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    GC mailed but havent received it

    I called USCIS today they told me to wait 60 days and are refusing to give out the tracking information. they said after 60 days then Infopass is an option but till 60 days they will not entertain any questions ... not even give me the tracking information .. . I visited the local USPS and they dont have any of my mail held up , its sad that USCIS cant charge us another 500 $ and get USPS to request for a proof of delivery ... Just seems to anti climatic that I have to wait for another X odd days to receive the card ...not complaining just disheartned in the process ... Thanks guys for your quick responses
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    Confusion around processing

    Guys, So I recently found out that I may be elligible for ROW quota processing and I am not sure about what I need to do next ... So my current status is :- Single I140 Approved 3yr extension post 140 approval = approved and stamped in passport my priority date in Jan 2012 Next course of action :- Getting married with my fiance who is a canadian citizen but was born in Bharain I was told that I can apply in ROW quota based on the fact that she was born in Bahrain ... The confusion is :- My EB2 Application was done by my company that is I got my I-140 approved by my company and their lawyer ... so now that I have revealed to them my plans to get married to my fiance does that mean I have do my GC processing on my own or can my company lawyers continue to do this for me ? This will still be considered as a EB2 (employment based ) application right ?
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    Confusion around processing

    Well he is an immigration lawyer for sure and has been doing our applications for a long time ... I work for IT company that has around 14K employees world wide and in the US from what I can tell there are quite a few H1B visa holders , his info has been pretty fine , but I always fear about stuff that you mentioned ... A few friends of mine (that I know of) have told me the very same thing that their companies always apply for H4 visa along with their extension (h1B) , which is why I cross questioned him multiple times :) so that there wasnt any doubt ....
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    Confusion around processing

    Catx / Belle, My companies lawyer tells me the following ... 1) we can get married in the US 2) once we get the Marriage certificate she can then go back to canada 3) using "my" I - 797 (original notice ) and copy 4) My stamped H1 B visa (copy) 5) Our marriage certificate and because shes a canadian citizen can get her visa stamped at the airport / port of entry ... It seems like I dont have to apply for a seperate I-797 for her ... Can you agree / disagree (advice against the above) and articulate why the above isnt allowed ? The thing is I dotn want to push this lawyer too much cause I took up the case with HR and they co-ordinated a conference call with the lawyer and we discussed this topic in absolute detail and he said that just the above should be fine ... he even said that I was worrying a lot :( I hate it when people say that I'd be worrying about my career/ life if one is not to worry about something like then then I argue what should one worry about ... if the answer is NOTHING then i think the word should be deleted from OXFORD ;) I think worrying / being tensed is something every Indian seems to pack along with then they board they very first flight from India to the US :) Thanks for your posts , much appreciated .
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    Confusion around processing

    Hi catx , I already have a valid I797 and a stamped H1 B visa till 2016 , do I need to apply for another I-797 for her ? I was under the impression that she has to use my visa information (i.e. , I-797 + stamping on my passport etc) ... Thank you for the tip on the port of entry :)
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    Confusion around processing

    Thanks guys ... I had another question ... We are in a bit of a predicament ... she will be leaving canada for the us at the end of this month ... we havent gotten married yet ... so we are thinking of getting civil married in toronto over this weekend ... the issue is that she wont have a "marriage certificate" and so wont be able to be processed at the airport ( since shes a canadian she doesnt have to go to the consulate) ... so now given that the marriage certificate takes 4-6 weeks to come ... what are my options ? can she enter the US as a normal visitor ? and then go back when the certificate comes and get processed at the airport ? Ideally I would prefer to get civil married in the States (we have a lot of friends here who would come to see it happen) but im being told that its better for us to get married in Toronto and then have her do her paperwork at the airport , the thing is we dont have much time :( We've been engaged since August of last year .... just didnt think that "Where" we get married would be such a big issue ...
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    EAD for wife who is a Canadian citizen

    Interesting , I have to research this more given that all the senior members on this forum are in agreement , would this be soemthing I take up with my lawyer ? Currently my paperwork is being worked on by my company lawyer. Thank you for your responses on this topic , very informative and much appreciated.
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    EAD for wife who is a Canadian citizen

    Hi , I am currently waiting for my priority date to become current I have a priority date of Jan 28 2012 ... Question I had is I am going to get married to a canadian citizen and she will be moving to the states and from what I was told she doesnt have to go to the US consulate just has to take our marriage certificate and she can be processed at the airport for the H4 visa... I wanted to however check and see if she could potentially get a work visa given that she's a canadian citizen and can that be done at the airport too ? something like the TN visa ? Also in terms of us getting the EAD is it true that we have to wait for the priority date to become current before we apply for the EAD ? or can we apply for that the moment we get married ?
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    EAD for wife who is a Canadian citizen

    She was born in Bahrain shes a naturalized citizen of canada not a citizen by birth
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    H1B Visa Stamping after Domestic Violence arrest record

    Yeah I would say wait if you can you are too close to attaining your dream ... only travel if it is needed .... all the best !
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    H1B stamping in Toronto

    at the time of taking the appoint ment it asks you to enter the DS 160 number ( it assumes you filled and submitted it out before you take the appointment) ... not sure why you didnt submit it but you should have submitted it and then taken the appointment ... I dont think its a problem but typically with US visa etc you should just follow the process and not try to do thigns that are not conventional .... submit the "same" ds 160 that you used during the scheduling of the appointment
  20. Hi I just noticed that the waybill number has been updated for me on the website ... it shows that it is in transit. I have to wait for it now to be delivered before going to collect it. I hope the information has been updated for you guys as well ..
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    H1B stamping in Toronto

    If you pay online you get a receipt number ... and the letter is an appointment letter stating the date location etc of the visa it comes to you after you submit the application (check ur junk mail etc)
  22. Hi visatous, thank you for letting me know about the above website I didnt know about it ... the status there does appear as "issued" and it says the following "Your visa is in final processing. If you have not received it after more than five (5) working days, please visit www.usvisa-info.com/en-CA/selfservice/us_courier_information to track your courier waybill, to check your profile at the appointment website, or send an email to Contactus_en_ca@usvisa-info.com to determine the status of your passport." So I guess we just have to be patient and wait ....
  23. same here my interview was at 8:45 no update ... I keep checking this site ... http://usvisa-info.c...lfservice/login ... but theres no update to my applicant profile ...
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    H1B stamping in Toronto

    Hi , I did my visa stamping on the 23rd of Jan , the process was similar to most documented processes , please be careful that you carry a copy of the email and the appointment D 160 form they were sending people back who didnt have that ... also there is a 3 step process , you have the basic security check , then there is a guy who checks your DS 160 confirmation page , then another lady checks ur docs before letting u into the lobby area of the consulate , then you go to a counter 1-4 where they will check ur docs again and verify if the photo u affixed is recent ... then they do a 10 finger print left hand 4 fingers , right hand 4 fingers and then 2 thumbs together , they u wait for ur number to be called again and then the interview between coutner 6-8 , I was asked the name of my company , my salary , how long ive been in the states , how long i worked which the company and then I was asked if the company is my end client ... i had letters from my company (HR and from my manager) they didnt ask for those ... they told me it would take 3-5 business days to receive my waybill number ... its cold so carry good winter wear and dont be late be there on time they take u in just 15 mins before ur appointment ... all the best ...
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    H1B Recapture time by travelling to Canada

    Hi, I will put forward a particular senario and hopefully that answers your question ... say if your H1 B expires on the 14th of October 2012 .... and if you leave the US on the 13th of August ... the moment you leave and go to another country (it could be any country) you get a on arrival stamping... that then shows you have arrived in that country ... now the catch here is you will only get to capture 2 months i.e. from 13th of August to the 14th of October ... you could stay out longer but it will still only count as 2 months out .... what you have to now do is wait for your PERM to get approved and then apply for your 140 in premium once that is approved then they can apply for a consular visa which will be an out of US extension which will be a 3 year extension .... PERMS can take anything from a week to 5 to 6 months and then the I -140 if applied in premium can be got within 15 days .... so plan accordingly ... good luck and all the best ... !!
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