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  1. We filed family based application I-485 for spouse for India. Bulletin shows it is current but time to process shows 9-36 months. When shall we expect to have it processed?
  2. Yes, but you will still need H1b for new employer.
  3. Assuming your sister is Indian, By employment route (I-140), her PD will take about 5-10 years to become current as she already has it in the system. By family route (I-130), her PD will take about 15+ years to become current as you have not initiated application yet.
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    Approved I130-AOS-I485

    Why irrespective of priority on visa bulletin? You just have to wait till your PD becomes current.
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    Pay delayed by a month

    This will have significant consequences. Not because you didn't receive paycheck but this shows employer's inability to fulfill basic qualification for sustainable employment. Your H1b comes with certain conditions employer has to follow. If they can't it is problematic for them particularly.
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    H1B Extension Denied - Car and its loan

    How is this an immigration problem?
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    B2 visa for my mother and father to visit for graduation

    No matter what is allowed or not allowed in their own country, it is not allowed in US. Therefore there is possibility that they may get into legal trouble and thereby you too. They can try but know your and their risk in any way they do apply. This is rare situation but I am sure Visa officer and CBP officer may be aware of it.
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    h1b SSN to b1 status limitations

    1. No. You are no longer eligible to have Social Security and you should formally abandon it. 2. Read details of B1 visa. https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-visitors-business/b-1-temporary-business-visitor 3. Absolutely not. Read #1 and #2. 4. No. If information is not clear, you should consider hiring decent immigration attorney.
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    Trying to get B2 visa for 20 yr Cousin

    Based on what you mentioned, chances are low. If you read your #2, that alone will make them deny visa. No one can sponsor visa expenses and as you mention that, it means that you are helping him get here in beginning and then because he is about to graduate, he will try to find job here and stay legally or illegally. The single most item he needs to project in his application is that he has more inclination to return back to home country than staying in US. He can show that by Strong ties in home country (job, job prospect, family, other) Have strong source of income or source in India Have less or no benefit in staying in US beyond time period. Understand that it is difficult to convince that he will return when he is about to finish education and have no further plans on doing anything there. An obvious question officer can ask that why he wants to return beyond the fact that he has family to return to in this case.
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    Minor mistakes in I130

    There is always time to do right thing. However, you will face some validity of proof issues since these are important items.
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    General Question on 485

    You will have to start the whole process from PERM, then I-140 and file for Green card with new employer. You can make request to use same Priority date. Also if you remain out of US at the time of applying for Green Card (third step) you will have to file using Counselor processing rather than Adjustment of Status.
  12. Technical documentation, milestone tables, funding documents doesn't look like actual technical work but a sideline work. For H1b, there are specific criteria to approve. As a matter of fact they all indicate different work areas Technical Documentation: Engineering? (Are you writing technical documents such as patents or instruction manuals?) Milestone table: Schedule? (Do you create production schedule? Human resource schedule?) Funding requirements: Finance? (Are you creating funding proposals?)
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    60 day grace period - new employment start date later

    Ask your employer's attorney. H1b is sponsorship; you have to ask sponsor.
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    Inconsistent middle name across documents

    Typically passport will be primary document. I have seen same issue many times. Candidates from India have this issue that they combine first and middle name together and then it can be construed as first name only. You can do what many people do. Just list your first name ABCD wherever they ask and if they ask middle name just have it EFG. If they ask for middle initial, have it E. And obviously last name as it is.
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    Overstay on B1/B2 Visa i539 pending.

    The issue is not that you filed I-539 in timely manner, but your overstay. Why?
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    Travel to Bahamas by cruise with short H1B validity

    No risk for closed loop cruise, use AVR.
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    B2 rejection for parents

    The reason office asked your parent about your loan is that many times parent help student to get student loan, which is not case with you. If officer has a doubt that since you are already in US and if parent have no good reason to return, whole family may look to be running away from loan altogether and settle in US. The only thing you can improve is to get your numbers straight. Know all the details and explain in concise manner in few seconds. Keep in mind that they may not ask same questions again.
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    Overstay on Visitor visa due to green card processing

    Any overstay is bad.
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    Automatic Visa revalidation for F-1 OPT

    Situation may have changed in last few years. When I was in same boat many years ago, reentering with F-1 OPT was a risky task. The clear reason was the reason for returning to US if you completed your degree, regardless how long the OPT is remaining. If you have job or offer, it became slightly easier as you would have something to look forward to maintain or change status. One thing clear is that they will ask your purpose to return and what you are going to do in remaining time.
  20. Keep copy of your return ticket with you.
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    H1b - EAD (Before Green card) Travel

    I am on H1b visa working for employer in US. I am going to apply for I-485 through Eb2 (india). After this application is submitted, when/if can I travel outside US and come back?
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    DS-160 and I130A

    You should ask direct questions with pertinent information rather than generic ones.
  23. AP is for reentry only; and GC supersedes AP.