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  1. to_vaib

    When to file AND Taxation

    Hi, 1.) I got my Green Card on Aug 25th 2014 and I looked at the Early Filing Calculator which shows that I can submit my application on 27th May 2019 (in another couple weeks). However it also says this "You MUST meet all other eligibility requirements when you file". I'm not sure what does that mean and what other things I need to file 90 days early. I have never left US for vacations more than couple weeks since I got the GC. So I presume that I maintained the continuous residence. Is there anything else I need to be aware of? 2.) I know that after the naturalization, we can live outside US but still have to pay taxes here. Does this mean that if we are paying taxes in US, we dont have pay in the country where you are currently living? Because tax-code says that you only pay income tax once. Appreciate the insights! ~v
  2. Hi, I received my green card in Aug 2014 and I know officially I can apply for the US Citizenship after 5 years i.e. Aug 2019. I wanted to know if we could apply certain months in advance from the date of eligibility? If someone has done that, I would really appreciate the guidance. ~V
  3. Hi, I'm a lawful US permanent resident (Green Card holder) and I sponsored my brother and his family to visit us in LA this year. My brother's financial situation is pretty sound and he is also an Australian PR but now settled back in India. He appeared for Visitor Visa Interview in New Delhi and was rejected. There was no reason given and they did not check any single document other than their passports. He was later issued a standard 214b rejection letter as well. My brother clearly demonstrated his close ties with India due to the fact that he now lives in India although he possess Australian PR and lived there for 13-14 years. So here are some of the questions that we have: 1. Can we appeal this decision? 2. Is this rejection means, he will never be issued a visa? 3. They haven't asked for a single financial document - How did they assess him and rejected him based on what? 4. Chances of Visa approval on re-apply? Has anyone seen this? Regards Vaib
  4. Hi Folks, I have a green card under EB2 India and my wife is still on EAD+AP. The PD is Sep 2008. I filed for her EAD+AP Extension 3 months ago and I notice that her EAD case is approved now however her AP case still shows - Case Received. I applied the 765 and 131 together for her. I was under the impression that they approve these 2 together in order to issue the combo card. Is this normal? Have anyone seen this? ~V
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  6. to_vaib

    EAD/AP Expired- Trip to India - Urgent

    I think the EAD Expiry Date format is MM/DD/YYYY. So my wife's EAD will be valid when we enter. However we are entering US just 2 days before the EAD expires...would that cause any issues?
  7. Hi Gurus, I have an urgent situation. We have a planned month long trip to India in Oct. I have a green card but my wife is on EAD as when her date was current but the case did not move and we opened the case with USCIS and finally we got the RFE for Medical to be re-submitted and the date is now retrogressed. In the mean time, her EAD showed 11/7/2015 as the expiry date and I kept on thinking that its Nov 7 2015 based on MM/DD/YYYY format however just now I found out that EAD uses the DD/MM/YYYY format and EAD is already expired in July. I have no clue what to do as my trip to India is very urgent. Also, my wife has H4 also stamped until 2016, can she enter on that while I'm going to use my GC to enter? I'm filing for her extension now but I'm sure I wont get the response by 30th Sep. Can you please help? Has anyone entered using H4 when the spouse was on GC? ~V
  8. Well, I checked with my lawyer and she confirmed that my wife's priority date is same as mine. Not sure why the case is not moving though. Her date is current from June 1
  9. Hi Folks, My priority date was Sep 2008 EB2 India and I have received my green card last year however before my green card was approved, I got married and we filed my wife's EAD AND 485 petition as she is my beneficiary. Her petition was filed in August 2014 however I thought that since she is my beneficiary, her priority date would still remain Sep 2008. So according to that her date is current but her case status is not changing. I called USCIS and the lady on the phone just asked what's her receipt date which is August 2014 and she said that's her priority date. I'm totally confused now, can someone clarify?? ~V
  10. Hi, I was called in for the interview last week on Aug 25th and my case was approved after the interview. On Aug 26th, my status changed to Decision(Approved) and it said that I will receive my Green Card in 60 days. Next day, on Aug 27, the status changed to Card / Document production and I will receive the card in 60 days. However this morning, the status went back to Decision (Approved) and it shows that I will get my card in 60 days. Has this happened to anyone so far? I already have received my welcome notice (i-485) approval in mail last week, so why would this go back to Decision from Card/Document production? Please share your experience. ~V
  11. to_vaib

    Date Current - I-485 Interview - Question

    Thanks guys. You were right, the interview was a breeze and they gave me the approval letter right after the interview. After couple of days, my status online changed to Decision/approved and I did get the welcome notice (I-485 approval in mail). On aug 27, the status changed to Card / Document production. Until last night it was in Card Document Production and today it again shows Decision/Approved. I called the USCIS helpdesk but they read the same info as online. Do you know from your experience if this has happened to someone where the stauts went from Card/Document production to Decision/Approved? I already got the approval/welcome notice, so not sure why it shows again. Thanks for your help guys. ~V
  12. Hi Guys, My PD is: EB2 India Sep 2008 and my date has been currnet since Aug 1 2014. My case has been in "Testing and Interview" status from last 3 months and finally I got the interview call for tomorrow. I spoke to my company's Immigration attorney and they said they might NOT have an attorney available to join me at the interview as it was such a short notice and I agree. I got the letter on Thursday evening for Monday interview. Anyways, I got all the supporting documents but noticed one thing that my petition (140 and 485) has my position title as "Senior IT Architect" and my company internally changed the description of the position titles now to be more standardized for all bands in all divisions, and my employment verification letter now shows "Senior Managing Consultant". I'm still on the same band and same position and have same responsibilities but the description is changed internally on the HR systems. Would this cause any issues? Please share your experience. Thanks ~V
  13. to_vaib

    My Green Card and Wife's EAD

    Thanks Guys.
  14. Hi Gurus, My date is going to be current from Aug 1. All of my paper work is already filed in 2012 and I'm just waiting for my card. On August 1st, I will be filing my wife's I-485 and 765 (EAD) applications. My question is if I get my green card and my wife is on EAD and if the date retrogresses, would my wife be out of status? Thanks for your help. ~V