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chikloo

TN1 to green card

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Hi, 
Im planning to get TN1 through a probable employer who is willing to sponsor green card as well. I do not want to go through the hassle of getting H1. Is it possible to get green card while on TN1. My wife's country of birth is UAE so I'm hoping for cross charge-ability as well.

Also will I be able to travel in and out if/while my green card application is in progess. 

I got only one positive response while others were discouraging. This was in canadavisa.com forum where primarily senior forum members are experts on Canadian immigration related question. 
Any response is appreciated. 
Thanks

 

 

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TN status does not allow for Immigrant Intent. It is possible for a concurrent say EB2 for you both. You HAVE to involve a Lawyer. The matter is a tad complicated unlike say H1.

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TN status does not allow for Immigrant Intent. It is possible for a concurrent say EB2 for you both. You HAVE to involve a Lawyer. The matter is a tad complicated unlike say H1.

Hi,

Sorry I do not get what you are saying about concurrent EB2. Can you please explain further? I will be having a lawyer but doing my own research if this is a path that I can take.

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EB2 rest of the world would seem to be current. Your spouses birth country may be useful. Hence your I-140 can be filed with AOS/AP/EAD which will help you work and travel till the GC is on hand. The idea is to get the process till AP done and not travel at this time to Canada. This means discuss the matter from start with a Good Lawyer.

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If you are born in a non-backlogged country, it may be possible to file I-140 and I-485 concurrently, and that may work out before the TN expires.

There still is the non-immigrant nature of the TN, so this would have to be timed perfectly. Don't try without a lawyer.

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Thank you very much for both of your response.  I was suggested by another forum member that I apply for PERM and I-140 until which my TN1 is not in jeopardy as these steps are from companies end not  my intent. Once I-140 is approved and I-485 is filed my intent changes and then traveling outside US is a problem. I have to wait till AP or EAD.

 

I'm happy now that TN1 to green card is possible but has to be orchestrated perfectly to avoid going out of status. I will be hiring a lawyer. Any good suggestion? How about this forum owners? I'm looking for cost effective as well. The company sponsoring wants me to put in half the amount.

 

Thanks again guys.

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Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Treat the matter with the importance it deserves. The Murthy firm is very well regarded. Call them. Basically if your PERM is approved then your lawyer will then file your I-140 with concurrent AOS etc based on the fact that your spouse is born in the ROW.

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Thank you very much for both of your response.  I was suggested by another forum member that I apply for PERM and I-140 until which my TN1 is not in jeopardy as these steps are from companies end not  my intent. Once I-140 is approved and I-485 is filed my intent changes and then traveling outside US is a problem. I have to wait till AP or EAD.

 

I'm happy now that TN1 to green card is possible but has to be orchestrated perfectly to avoid going out of status. I will be hiring a lawyer. Any good suggestion? How about this forum owners? I'm looking for cost effective as well. The company sponsoring wants me to put in half the amount.

 

Thanks again guys.

 

The I-140 is an immigrant petition and a filed I-140 indicates YOUR immigration intent, regardless if it is filed by the employer.

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Hi Chikloo,

 

If you are already here on TN visa, can you please share your employer letter? I also did indepth research about the TN visa and GC filing. Can share some thoughts with you. My email: **********@yahoo.com

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