Aproval notice

Old May 1st 2006, 2:42 am
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Hello,

I am a Hair & Make-up Artist from London
England I have been offered a job In New york.
To work for a company I have signed a contract and the company has also filed papers for sponsorship.
I am waiting on an approval notice from the american immigration but they have given me a waiting period of 400 days.
The company Is very much wanting me to start work as soon as possible I have been waiting over a month already.
I was adviced to seek a lawyers help please can you advice me on what I can do.

I look forward to hearing from you

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Old May 1st 2006, 2:46 am
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A month is just a nano second in USCIS time ..Its a waiting game ...
Do you know what visa they have applied for?? ...
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Old May 1st 2006, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by Ray
A month is just a nano second in USCIS time ..Its a waiting game ...
Do you know what visa they have applied for?? ...
I think It,s a HB1 the form that was put threw was a I-140
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I think It,s a HB1 the form that was put threw was a I-140
If it is an H-1B ..the earliest start date possible is October 1st ...
thats when this year applicants for that visa can start ,...
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Old May 1st 2006, 11:48 am
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Misslondon wrote:
    > I am a Hair & Make-up Artist from London
    > England I have been offered a job In New york.
    > To work for a company I have signed a contract and the company has
    > also filed papers for sponsorship.
    > I am waiting on an approval notice from the american immigration but
    > they have given me a waiting period of 400 days.
    > The company Is very much wanting me to start work as soon as
    > possible I have been waiting over a month already.
    > I was adviced to seek a lawyers help please can you advice me on
    > what I can do.

You said in another message that the employer had filed an I-140. Are
they using an immigration attorney? It sounds rather like they don't
know what they're doing. The I-140 is the second of three stages of
applying for an employment-based Green Card. The first stage would
normally have taken a couple of months, assuming they did it. "400
days" means they'll get to it sooner or later, it could well be longer
than that. I don't know how long the subsequent third stage takes.

It's far more usual these days for employers to get people into the USA
on temporary work visas (such as the H-1B) then apply for the Green
Card once they're working. These sorts of visas are most commonly used
for degree-level "specialty" jobs, though there are other categories. I
don't know what categories your job might qualify for; it will depend
on your experience and how outstanding you are in your profession. The
employer usually has to show (or at least declare) that they couldn't
find someone in the USA to do the job.

I'd recommend that you and your potential employer speak to a good
immigration attorney. I'm not aware of people posting here who have
strong knowledge of cases like yours.
 

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