11 Jun 2024

MurthyAudio: Self-Petition Filings – NIWs/EB1 Extraordinary Ability

Self-petition filings as an alternative to labor-certification based I-140 filings is the topic Murthy Law Firm attorneys address in this June 2024 podcast. Examples discussed include National Interest Waivers and EB1 Extraordinary Ability filings. The MP3 is available here and can be found in the archive...

05 Jun 2024

A couple of years ago, I ported the priority date from my previous employer’s I-140 to the I-140 filed by my new employer. My old employer recently contacted me, and I am considering a move back to them. Would they have to re-file my PERM and I-140 because I ported the priority date?

Answer Requesting retention of a priority date does not void or otherwise invalidate the original I-140. If the previous employer did not withdraw the I-140, and if the position being offered to you is the same, it is possible that the same I-140 still could be...

27 May 2024

Murthy Success: EB1(a) Approved for Computer Networking and Info Security Expert

The Murthy Law Firm regularly assists foreign nationals in filing self-sponsored immigrant petitions under the EB1(a) category as persons of extraordinary ability (EA). In one such case, the immigrant petition (form I-140) was filed for an expert in the field of computer networking and information...

08 May 2024

I am on L1A and have an approved EB1(c) petition. Business is a bit slow in the U.S. right now, so I am planning on working in India for a while and returning to the U.S. when my priority date is current so I can file my I-485. Is that permissible?

Answer There is no requirement for the beneficiary of an approved EB1(c) petition to work in the U.S. until the green card is issued. So, this generally would be allowed.Note, however, that the "ability to pay" requirement that had to be overcome to get the I-140...