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Old Feb 18th 2005, 5:25 pm
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My job is now being advertised with the State Workforce Agency and America's Job Bank, - has to run there for a month Then we have to do 2 ads in the local paper on jobs day.... So far we have had A TON of applications. I am beyond amazed to see how many people with BA degrees applying for a job they are totally over qualified for.... Thankfully, so far not one single person has any real estate paralegal experience - and INS are recognizing 3 of my 9 years conveyancing experience in the UK - so we were allowed to set that as a minimum requirement!

So, only 29 days of digging through all the resumes to go! Once it's done - assuming no one is immediately available and qualified - we are going to file on Mar 31 - the day PERM goes live - and should have a response in 45-60 days! If a positive one - I can file for AOS and my lawyer assures me I should have EAD before November if all is successful!

So, here we go again back onto this wonderful journey into the world of immigration! Can't believe how quickly time is flying by! Can't imagine ever living anywhere but here - havent felt so settled (I know, I know, it took me long enough!) in the longest time - even although I whine about the food LOL.
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Old Feb 18th 2005, 5:59 pm
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What are you adjusting to Leslie? Forgive me, I not around as much to keep track on people.
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perm and labour certs ain't it? for a greencard that route?
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What are you adjusting to Leslie? Forgive me, I not around as much to keep track on people.
All the best with the process.
The new PERM system goes live Mar 31st - labor certifications are going to be done in 45-60 days... so, if its approved, permanent resident status.
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Originally Posted by Lesley1020
The new PERM system goes live Mar 31st - labor certifications are going to be done in 45-60 days... so, if its approved, permanent resident status.
Aha! Nice one!
This PERM system, does it fast track everything, or do you still join the queue for petition approval and visa number at the USCIS?
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Aha! Nice one!
This PERM system, does it fast track everything, or do you still join the queue for petition approval and visa number at the USCIS?
To honest, I have no clue! This side of it is all totally new to me and I am just doing what my lawyer tells me, when he tells me to do it!

This has the most straightfoward explanation of it, I think - http://www.allhod.com/perm2.shtml

There is one thing that I am unclear about here - I'm sure someone will know - ...... "It should be possible to file I-140 and adjustment applications within a matter of months from beginning a green card case, at least for those with current priority dates."

What is a priority date? Guess I could call the attorney, but I dont want to see stupid if this is something fairly obvious!

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Good luck Lesley, good luck with securing your dream ...

Originally Posted by Lesley1020
My job is now being advertised with the State Workforce Agency and America's Job Bank, - has to run there for a month Then we have to do 2 ads in the local paper on jobs day.... So far we have had A TON of applications. I am beyond amazed to see how many people with BA degrees applying for a job they are totally over qualified for.... Thankfully, so far not one single person has any real estate paralegal experience - and INS are recognizing 3 of my 9 years conveyancing experience in the UK - so we were allowed to set that as a minimum requirement!

So, only 29 days of digging through all the resumes to go! Once it's done - assuming no one is immediately available and qualified - we are going to file on Mar 31 - the day PERM goes live - and should have a response in 45-60 days! If a positive one - I can file for AOS and my lawyer assures me I should have EAD before November if all is successful!

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