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With an approved I-140 under EB2, is it possible to switch to EB1(b)?

Answer If a person qualified under EB1, the fact that they had an approved EB2 I-140 would not prevent the EB1 filing. The EB2 I-140 does not necessarily even contradict the EB1 filing for an outstanding professor / researcher. It could be the exact same position, just approached through the PERM process rather than the [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends on February 2015 Visa Bulletin

Each month, Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin insights and explanations. The most notable prediction this month is the expected movement for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India for fiscal year 2015 (FY15). Unexpected Impact of Executive Action [...]

February Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Advancement Begins

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) February 2015 Visa Bulletin brings some good news for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category. The more long-term predictions for this category, however, are less encouraging. There is also movement in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Employment-Based, First, Fourth and Fifth Preferences (EB1, EB4 and EB5) The [...]

NewsFlash! Modest Advance of EB2 India in February Visa Bulletin

There are some small, yet pleasant surprises in the February 2015 Visa Bulletin, just released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Although the cutoff for employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India was expected to remain stagnant until the summer, it is now being moved forward by more than six months, to September 1, 2005. [...]

If an application is pending under EB2 (approved I-140), and the applicant decides to port to EB1, would this have a negative impact on the pending EB2 application?

Answer Normally, a person would not do an interfiling of an EB1 case into an EB2 (or an EB2 into an EB3) unless the “better” category I-140 was approved. So, the EB2 case stays in place until there is something better to use for the interfiled, replacement I-140. (12.Jan.2015) In frequent sessions of our Chat, [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Jan 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) with some additional insight and predictions regarding the visa bulletin. This month, Chief Oppenheim provides a glimmer of hope to Indian nationals with long-pending employment-based, second preference (EB2) cases. [...]

January 2015 Visa Bulletin

As MurthyDotCom readers were informed on December 9th, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The most significant change is in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for rest of the world (i.e. all countries, other than those that are oversubscribed). Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) The EB2 category remains [...]

NewsFlash! January Visa Bulletin Offers Few Surprises

The¬†January 2015 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier this evening. As expected, this month’s visa bulletin offers little relief for most foreign nationals hoping to become permanent residents of the United States. There is no significant movement in the family-based categories. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for China [...]

Is there a possibility to upgrade to EB2 without changing LC and the priority date?

Answer If the I-140 has been approved, the priority date can be retained in a later-filed GC case. But, in order to upgrade from EB3 to EB2, it would be necessary to refile the PERM with a position that has EB2 level requirements. If the current PERM has EB3 level requirements, it cannot somehow be [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Dec 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin insights and predictions, when possible, of future visa bulletin content. This information is provided to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) by Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. For December 2014, however, there is little new to report. No New [...]

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