04 Nov 2020

Teleconference: New H1B Regulations and New Prevailing Wages

The proposed new H1B Regulations regarding specialty occupation, employer-employee relationship, and increased vetting of employers who employ H1B workers are discussed in the November 04, 2020, teleconference. Murthy Law Firm attorneys also discuss the Interim Final Rule on higher Department of Labor Prevailing Wages, which...

26 Oct 2020

AOS Document Checklist

Following are links to audio instructions to help you locate these documents that are required for your AOS/485 filing. Arrest Disclosure. Each applicant MUST fill a separate form. ALL non-blank pages of current and expired passports. ALL approval notices (I-129, I-539, I-20s/SEVIS I-20s, IAP66s, J waivers, EADs, etc.)....

25 Oct 2020

AOS NOV 2020

Congratulations if your priority date has finally become current for November 2020. This good news comes with some practical considerations. The Murthy Law Firm, like most law firms providing immigration services, is experiencing an unprecedented influx of cases based on the substantial forward movement of priority dates...

22 Oct 2020

My attorney is filing my I-485 in October, and then will apply for my EAD and AP after the receipt notice is issued. If the proposed fee increase goes into effect after I file my I-485, will I have to pay the higher fee for my EAD and AP applications?

Answer Currently, the standard filing fee for most I-485 applications, including biometrics, is $1,225 (or $750 for derivatives under 14.) This fee covers the cost of filing for one's employment authorization document (EAD) and advance parole (AP) until such time that the I-485 is adjudicated.There is...

15 Oct 2020

Can I file my EB3 downgrade case using premium processing?

Answer UPDATE: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reports that some members have successfully made premium processing requests with I-140 downgrade petitions. However, many others have reported that their premium processing requests were rejected, and some even had their entire petitions rejected because of the accompanying...