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What do I fill out as the "current USCIS status" on form i-485?
The I-485 form was updated in June 2017!Here is a guide on how to fill out the latest I-485.
What is the process under the hood when you send the I-485 application? Does USCIS look through every page before sending out the receipt?
Form I-485 Process -When you send Form I-485 to the USCIS, they will first review it to make sure that there are no fatal errors (i.e. no signature, missing pages, etc)If everything is correct, they will cash the checks and being to process the application.Throughout the application process, they may need additional evidence. For example, if your sponsor makes below 125 percent of the federal poverty line or if their financial affidavit is unclear, the USCIS may mail you a letter or Form I-797, a request for additional evidence (RFE). This is a normal part of the process and happens to many application, so don’t be worried. You should, however, take them very seriously. If you submit your RFE response packet incorrectly, your I-485 will be rejected and you will have to start over.Once the forms have all the required evidence, the applicant will be required to go to their local USICS office for the biometrics appointment. This is a short appointment where your fingerprints and photos will be taken.After this, you will have your interview. Here a USICS officer will give your I-485 one last looks. If all is well, they will approve your case, and you will get your green card shortly! Congrats!Note: Make sure to fill out your application correctly and accurately to avoid REFs and rejection. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the I-485.
Can I file I-765 along with I-485?
Yes, any I-485 applicant is entitled to file I-765 to apply for an EAD and/or file I-131 to apply for Advance Parole, for free. And it is always recommended for an I-485 applicant to apply for these two to have the ability to work and/or travel in about 90 days in case the I-485 takes much longer (it can take up to a year or more in some cases).
How can h1b visa holder can get green card and time line?
The typical scenario for obtaining a green card from an H1B status involves a series of steps. It’s not really easy to pinpoint an exact timeline, but if you follow the steps then you’ll certainly simplify the process for yourself and ensure that your application is completed correctly.Keep in mind, only a sponsoring employer can apply for a green card on your behalf. As an employee, you will usually fall under the EB1, EB2, or EB3 categories. You should know which category you are in so that you can better understand which steps pertain to you.Step 1: PERM Labor CertificationIf you are an EB2 or EB3 employee then this is the first step in the process. The PERM labor certification includes prevailing wage determination, recruitment, and ETA From 9089.Step 2: Form I-40Once you have filed the ETA and that has been approved, then you must file the Form I-40. This form basically indicates that you are eligible for employment and that your employer has necessary funds and assets to pay necessary wages.Step 3: Form I-485This is the final form that the employer must fill out and is the process for filing for permanent residency and is referred to as the Adjustment of Status.Each step in the process is incredibly important. To ensure that your green card is processed as quickly as possible, it would be best to consult an immigration attorney.LawTrades would be happy to connect you with a skilled and affordable immigration attorney. We work with a variety of clients whose needs range considerably. Allow our attorneys to counsel you on the best options for your situation. We offer set rates and flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs. Feel free to take a look at our website to learn more.
If I have B1 or B2 visa and fill up the form I-140 , I-485, or I-766, then can I work legally in the USA? Which form is appropriate in the NYC state?
If you have a B1/B2 visa, you can not just fill out a few forms and expect to work in the US. It doesn’t work like that. And which state you are in, doesn’t matter, as immigration is a federal government office.To work in the US you will need an immigrant visa, as in green card, or a dual intent visa, likes of H-1B. And you can not personally apply for one of these. Your prospective employer need to petition on your behalf. Just search quora or google about “how to work in USA” and you will find myriad of answers.
If I have to fill out Form WH-4852, should I also send in my original W-2 and file it?
The purpose of Form 4852 is to substitute for the original W-2 if for some reason you didn't receive one and couldn't get one from an employer. If you have the original W-2, you don't file Form 4852.
How can I get a green card if I have an H1B visa and my daughter is a US citizen?
First, you have to be eligible. From what you said, if is correct, you qualify to apply for a U.S. Green Card as follows:“Green Card for Immediate Relatives of U.S. CitizenIf you are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, you can become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card) based on your family relationship if you meet certain eligibility requirements. You are an immediate relative if you are:The spouse of a U.S. citizen,The unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizen, orThe parent of a U.S. citizen (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older).Green Card for Immediate Relatives of U.S. CitizenThe first step is ‘Adjustment of Status• where you will be allowed to stay in the U.S. while your application is pending:Adjustment of StatusYou can follow the rest of the links to see what you need to file /pay and what happens with your application, basically you need to file Form I-485. The filing fee today is astronomical! The current fee is: $1,140.(Wow! it has increased a lots since I did this for my wife) Your receipt is your ‘temporary visa• to stay in the U.S. while your application is pending.USCIS FeesSome people use a lawyer that specializes in immigration. Asians can find one in communities where a lots of Asians live. The cost is not cheap. However, you can do it yourself if you or your daughter are reasonably English conversant. Just be careful and honest in your application. You will need details of your birth, marriage(s), family deaths, dependents, relationships, financial support, and documents to back some of the information. Read the I-485 carefully a couple of times, make yourself a ‘draft• copy so you can enter information and change if necessary. Don’t go overboard with details, just answer their questions adequately but accurately. When you are satisfied the information is complete and correct, transfer to a final copy.If you have a PC, you can go to the I-485 form link and fill out the form online. You can stop anytime and re-enter again and again. When you finish, make a copy, sign and send as required.Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust StatusIt is in PDF format and there are detailed instructions on how to fill out. If you have friends or relatives who have been through this procedure, talk to them and let them help you. They may know some problems that encountered when filing that might be useful to you so you can avoid these problems.Make sure you read and follow the instructions on the USIC website. You may be required to amend or change the information because it is incomplete or doesn’t comply with the instructions. This only delays your application. There will be questions regarding financial support while in the U.S.. This will probably depend on your daughter’s financial status. If so, she may be required to submit copies of her bank statements, ownership of home, assets, and her gurantee that you will not become a financial liability to the U.S. government.When your application is validated, you will be asked to come for an interview. My experience is that it is pretty simple. They ask a few questions about yourself, maybe you family, etc. I think primarily to see your command of the English Language. In my wife’s case, it was only about 10 minutes. I think the length depends on the USIC officer that talks to you and how busy they are. Hopefully the USIC office they ask you to come to is nearby. You can check their website for locations. If all is well and you are successful, you will wait, say 30 days or more, and you will receive your green card in the mail.Good luck!BTW, I am not an expert matter expert on green cards. I only draw from past experiences, I’ve done this twice. I used a lawyer in both cases, but I think it was a waste of money. Yes, there is a lots of information to fill out and support, but that is the case with or without a lawyer. If you feel uncomfortable in doing this by yourself and your daughter, by all means use an experienced lawyer. They will have a clerk fill out the information you provide, give you a draft with areas that require more information. This may happen several times until the lawyer feels it is complete He/she will file for you. You need to pay him for his services and any filing costs.Green Card
How long does getting a green card take?
Thanks for your question! However, the answer to it heavily depends on several different factors including, among other things:The type of green card you are seekingYour current qualificationsYour country of originThe service center that is processing your petitionAs such, I’ll go over the basic processing times for the broader categories of green cards to cover the basics. A green card is referred to as an “immigrant visa” by the USCIS. This is in contrast to the temporary “nonimmigrant visas” such as the H-1B. A green card grants the holder lawful permanent residence in the U.S., allowing that person to enjoy many of the benefits that citizens have.The main steps to most green cards are these:Your sponsor files a petitionThe USCIS receives and processes your petitionYou wait for your priority date to be currentYou either file to adjust your status or go through conprocessingYou receive your green cardHere is a quick rundown on priority dates if you are not familiar with them. The date that the USCIS receives your petition becomes your personal priority date. Each month, the Department of State releases “final action dates” in a visa bulletin that you will need to keep track of. The final action dates are divided according to the type of green card as well as the beneficiary’s country of origin. Once your priority date matches or passes the date in your section, you can move onto the next step toward your green card. Keep in mind that this step could take no time at all or it could take years. It all depends on which section you are in. For example, someone from India who is applying for an F-4 green card will find much longer waiting times than someone from El Salvador who is applying for an EB-2 green card.There are several different avenues that you can use to obtain a green card, many of which have to do with your sponsor.Family-Based ImmigrationIf you decide to get your green card through your family, you will need a sponsor who is either a U.S. citizen or a green card holders themselves. Your processing time will heavily depend on who your sponsor is. If your sponsor is a U.S. citizen who is an immediate relative (such as a spouse, child, adopted orphan, or parent), then you will not have to wait for your priority date to be current before moving onto the next step. There are always visas available for immediate relatives.On the other hand if you are a married child, a child over the age of 21, or a sibling of a U.S. citizen or if you are the spouse or child of a green card holder, you will need to use the F classification of green cards. These almost always have long priority date waiting times, so you will need to check the visa bulletin to determine how long it will take for your green card.Employment-Based ImmigrationFor those that wish to have their sponsor be their employer rather than a family member, there are five main preference levels of green cards that can be avenues for you to get your immigrant visa.EB-1: This is for aliens with extraordinary achievement, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational executives and managers.EB-2: This for those who have exceptional ability, those that have advanced degrees (master’s or higher), and those that qualify for a National Interest Waiver (which will allow you to self-petition).EB-3: This is for professionals (bachelor’s degree holders), skilled workers (with two or more years of experience), and other workers (with fewer than two years of experience).EB-4: This for specialty workers. Click here to see the list of occupations that qualify.EB-5: This green card is based on your investment rather than your employer. You need to invest at least $1 million in a U.S. business or $500,000 in a U.S. business in a rural or underemployed area.The EB-1, EB-2, EB-4, and EB-5 tend to have short priority date waiting periods, but that fluctuates regularly. Occasionally, the EB-1 category will be oversubscribed and the dates will backlog for several years. Like with the family-based immigration, it all depends on which visa you are applying for and where you’re from. The more people from your country that petition for your same green card, the more backlogged the dates will become.Keep in mind that, if your priority date will not be current for some time, the USCIS may wait to begin processing your petition until that time is closer. You must wait until both your priority date is current and your petition is approved before moving onto the next step.Premium ProcessingFor many cases involving the I-130 and the I-140 petitions, the USCIS takes an average of six months to process them, all things being equal. This is dependent on the particula service center that is processing the petition. If they are busy, it may take longer.One way to get around this is to use premium processing. This is an optional feature that is only available to certain green cards that use the I-140 (the EB-1C and EB-2 NIW are excluded from premium processing). By paying the $1,225 fee and filling out an I-907 form, you can have your processing time shortened to just 15 calendar days. Keep in mind that this does not improve your chances of being approved and you will still need to wait until your priority date is current. So premium processing is primarily useful for those with current priority dates or no dates at all (like for immediate relatives).Adjustment of StatusOnce your priority date is current and your petition has been approved, you can choose one of two options. If you are currently in the U.S. at this point under a valid nonimmigrant visa, you have the option to simply adjust your status from nonimmigrant to immigrant. To do so, you need to submit an I-485 form and wait the six months for approval. Premium processing is not available to speed up the I-485.ConProcessingOn the other hand, if you are outside the U.S. and not under a valid visa status, you will need to use conprocessing. This means that you will need to travel to the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country to participate in a one-on-one interview with a conofficer. While this may seem less convenient, it could be the faster and also the cheaper option depending on your situation. Conprocessing is available to those that are inside the U.S., but is mandatory for those that are not. You will need to allow for several weeks for the the Consulate to schedule an appointment and for that appointment date to come.RFEsIf your petition is lacking in certain documents to support your petition (such as a marriage certificate, degree, or passport copy), then the USCIS may send a Request for Evidence (RFE) rather than reject your petition outright. If you receive an RFE, don’t panic. Just be sure to hand it to your attorney, who will help you respond in an effective and timely manner. RFEs can greatly affect the time it takes to process your petition.So there you have it. There are many different kinds of green cards and each one has a different processing time. It also changes depending on your country of origin, your particular situation. Even though I don’t know which green card you are interested in, I hope that this gives you a better idea of what the processing time will be like. Of course, your immigration attorney can give you a better idea of the time it will take.This answer is not to be considered as a substitute for legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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