i140 approved, what next

Old Jan 23rd 2001, 6:25 am
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Eliot
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I just got my i140 approved (priority date dec1, 1999, CA) lately. On the notice of
action, it mentioned that the petition have been sent to NVC.

Should I go ahead and do the I485 anyway? Or should I wait for a response from NVA? Do I
need to see the consule in my home country.

Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and stay in US) as soon as
I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?

I want to marry my gf too so that she can stay with me in the US. She's a foreign student
in US now. I know I should do this b4 I submit my I485. What implication would that have
on the approval of I485? would that make it harder for me to get approved? If I let NVC to
process my I140, what should I do?

Any insight will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Eliot
 
Old Jan 23rd 2001, 7:23 pm
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Ingo
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>I just got my i140 approved (priority date dec1, 1999, CA) lately. On the notice of
>action, it mentioned that the petition have been sent to NVC.
>
>Should I go ahead and do the I485 anyway? Or should I wait for a response from NVA? Do I
>need to see the consule in my home country.

This is your choice. Generally, waiting for the consulate to contact you is probably the
fastest way to getting a Green Card.

>Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and stay in US) as soon
>as I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?

You need to file form I-765 together with the I-485. You can start working once the I-765
is approved (the approval notice will contain an employment authorization document).

>I want to marry my gf too so that she can stay with me in the US. She's a foreign student
>in US now. I know I should do this b4 I submit my I485.

Good idea. It is critical to get married before the I-485 is approved, but getting married
before you file it means that she can file hers, too.

>What implication would that have on the approval of I485? would that make it harder for
>me to get approved?

No difference. Just don't forget to send an I-485 for her, too.

>If I let NVC to process my I140, what should I do?

Contact the NVC (or the consulate during the interview stage is probably still enough)
and inform them that you are now married. Then travel to the consulate together with
your wife.

Ingo

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

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http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
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Old Jan 24th 2001, 1:49 am
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Ingo,

I am wondering what's the benefit I can use if I am in I-140 stage in comapny A and I am
moving to company B. Looks the original author is thinking taking PD of the first company.
if so, what's the prerequisite to do this? does it strictly need I-140 approved in the
first company? or it can be done at any other stage e.g.., even LC stage?

I am doing I-140 through RIR-substutition, that means, I ahve already taken over
someone else's PD, if i leave the company, can i still theoritically keep that
beneficial PD for myself?

what if I leave the company A and keep them doing I-140 for me, and when I-140 is
approved, I come back to comapny A??? in this case, do i need to provide any document (H1B
transfer paperwork) from company B?

I have heard once job description changed during I-140, we need to re-file I140? is it
true? is it's true, does it break the saying that even someone is not with the company,
the compan can still sponsor him/her through the GC process, i believe one of this
sponsorship shoudl be in I140 stage, and who konws what that "someone" does if he/she is
not with the company?

Pls advise. Thanks!

Jef


> On Tue, 23 Jan 2001 11:25:00 -0800, "Eliot" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >I just got my i140 approved (priority date dec1, 1999, CA) lately. On the notice of
> >action, it mentioned that the petition have been sent to NVC.
> >
> >Should I go ahead and do the I485 anyway? Or should I wait for a response from NVA? Do
> >I need to see the consule in my home country.
>
> This is your choice. Generally, waiting for the consulate to contact you is probably the
> fastest way to getting a Green Card.
>
> >Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and stay
in
> >US) as soon as I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?
>
> You need to file form I-765 together with the I-485. You can start working once the
> I-765 is approved (the approval notice will contain an employment authorization
> document).
>
> >I want to marry my gf too so that she can stay with me in the US. She's a foreign
> >student in US now. I know I should do this b4 I submit my I485.
>
> Good idea. It is critical to get married before the I-485 is approved, but getting
> married before you file it means that she can file hers, too.
>
> >What implication would that have on the approval of I485? would that make
it
> >harder for me to get approved?
>
> No difference. Just don't forget to send an I-485 for her, too.
>
> >If I let NVC to process my I140, what should I do?
>
> Contact the NVC (or the consulate during the interview stage is probably still enough)
> and inform them that you are now married. Then travel to the consulate together with
> your wife.
>
> Ingo
>
> I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with
> a professional immigration attorney.
>
> For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.
>
> For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
> (Department of State)
>
> or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).
>
> For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
> http://travel.state.gov/links.html
>
> For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/
>
> For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
> http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html
>
> For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/
>
> For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm
>
>
> For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
> http://travel.state.gov/revals.html
>
>
> For non-official information, check:
>
> (When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not
> know all site operators.)
>
> http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
> http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
> http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
> http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
> and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
> http://www.workpermit.com
>
> This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of
> the Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them,
> and typically don't even know them.
>
> (if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
> here, please e-mail me).
 
Old Jan 24th 2001, 4:31 am
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Eliot
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Thank you for you reply. I have a few more questions:

> >Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and stay
in
> >US) as soon as I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?
>
> You need to file form I-765 together with the I-485. You can start working once the
> I-765 is approved (the approval notice will contain an employment authorization
> document).

If I were to use the route of NVC, what should I do to allow me to work in the US? can I
file I-765? At what point can I stay in US legally (not working)? Is it after I returned
the package from NVA?

Thanks again.

Regards, Eliot
 
Old Jan 24th 2001, 4:42 pm
  #5  
Ingo
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>Thank you for you reply. I have a few more questions:
>
>> >Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and stay
>in
>> >US) as soon as I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?
>>
>> You need to file form I-765 together with the I-485. You can start working once the
>> I-765 is approved (the approval notice will contain an employment authorization
>> document).
>
>If I were to use the route of NVC, what should I do to allow me to work in the US? can I
>file I-765?

No. You can continue to use an H-1B, or whatever other work authorization may be available
to you, until that expires. You can also renew an H-1B until the six years are reached,
but after that, you will have to stop working (and will have to leave the US, too).

>At what point can I stay in US legally (not working)? Is it after I returned the package
>from NVA?

No. That's one of the drawbacks of consular processing: while it is being processed, you
have no particular rights in the US at all. You do not gain those rights until you enter
the US using your immigrant visa, and then are granted your Green Card at the airport.

Ingo

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).
 
Old Jan 26th 2001, 3:25 pm
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For how long one will be unable to work in the US if chooses CP? Thanks Sergey

> On Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:31:29 -0800, "Eliot" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >Thank you for you reply. I have a few more questions:
> >
> >> >Also, my working permit was expired. Can I start working again (and
stay
> >in
> >> >US) as soon as I submit my I485, or do I need to get an approval 1st?
> >>
> >> You need to file form I-765 together with the I-485. You can start working once the
> >> I-765 is approved (the approval notice will contain an employment authorization
> >> document).
> >
> >If I were to use the route of NVC, what should I do to allow me to work
in
> >the US? can I file I-765?
>
> No. You can continue to use an H-1B, or whatever other work authorization may be
> available to you, until that expires. You can also renew an H-1B until the six years
> are reached, but after that, you will have to stop working (and will have to leave the
> US, too).
>
> >At what point can I stay in US legally (not working)? Is it after I
returned
> >the package from NVA?
>
> No. That's one of the drawbacks of consular processing: while it is being processed, you
> have no particular rights in the US at all. You do not gain those rights until you enter
> the US using your immigrant visa, and then are granted your Green Card at the airport.
>
> Ingo
>
> I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with
> a professional immigration attorney.
>
> For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.
>
> For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
> (Department of State)
>
> or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).
>
> For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
> http://travel.state.gov/links.html
>
> For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/
>
> For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
> http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html
>
> For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/
>
> For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm
>
>
> For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
> http://travel.state.gov/revals.html
>
>
> For non-official information, check:
>
> (When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not
> know all site operators.)
>
> http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
> http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
> http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
> http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
> and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
> http://www.workpermit.com
>
> This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of
> the Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them,
> and typically don't even know them.
>
> (if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
> here, please e-mail me).
 
Old Jan 28th 2001, 10:15 am
  #7  
Ingo
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Exactly from the end of your H-1B (or whatever other non-immigrant status you had) until
you return to the US with your immigrant visa in hand. Not only will you have to stop
working, you'll also have to leave the US at that point.

Ingo

On Sat, 27 Jan 2001 04:25:43 GMT, "Serge" <[email protected]> wrote:

>For how long one will be unable to work in the US if chooses CP? Thanks Sergey

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
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Old Jan 28th 2001, 12:48 pm
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Serge
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Thanks for the answer, but it's still not clear for me. Let's suppose that H1B visa is
not expired. Is there some point in the CP when the visa (or status) is voided? If so,
what are stages/times between this point and permission to return to work the US? Thanks
again, Sergey

> Exactly from the end of your H-1B (or whatever other non-immigrant status you had) until
> you return to the US with your immigrant visa in hand. Not only will you have to stop
> working, you'll also have to leave the US at that point.
>
> Ingo
>
> On Sat, 27 Jan 2001 04:25:43 GMT, "Serge" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >For how long one will be unable to work in the US if chooses CP? Thanks Sergey
>
> I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with
> a professional immigration attorney.
>
> For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.
>
> For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
> (Department of State)
>
> or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).
>
> For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
> http://travel.state.gov/links.html
>
> For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/
>
> For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
> http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html
>
> For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/
>
> For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm
>
>
> For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
> http://travel.state.gov/revals.html
>
>
> For non-official information, check:
>
> (When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not
> know all site operators.)
>
> http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
> http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
> http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
> http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
> and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
> http://www.workpermit.com
>
> This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of
> the Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them,
> and typically don't even know them.
>
> (if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
> here, please e-mail me).
 
Old Jan 30th 2001, 5:12 pm
  #9  
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:
>>
>> >For how long one will be unable to work in the US if chooses CP? Thanks Sergey
>>
>> I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult
>> with a professional immigration attorney.
>>
>> For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.
>>
>> For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
>> (Department of State)
>>
>> or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).
>>
>> For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
>> http://travel.state.gov/links.html
>>
>> For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/
>>
>> For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
>> http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html
>>
>> For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/
>>
>> For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm
>>
>>
>> For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
>> http://travel.state.gov/revals.html
>>
>>
>> For non-official information, check:
>>
>> (When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not
>> know all site operators.)
>>
>> http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
>> http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
>> http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
>> http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
>> and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
>> http://www.workpermit.com
>>
>> This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of
>> the Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them,
>> and typically don't even know them.
>>
>> (if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
>> here, please e-mail me).
>
>

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).
 

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