24 Jul 2017

I have an approved I-140, but I plan on leaving my employer and moving out of the U.S. for the time being. Can I still keep the same priority date if I return to the U.S. in a few years?

Answer Leaving the United States generally would not cause one to lose a priority date. A U.S. company typically could file a new PERM and I-140 for the individual, and transfer the old priority date to the new I-140. (24.Jul.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela...

24 Jul 2017

If I move from H1B to H-4 EAD, would I be able to later convert back to H1B? Would I have to go through the lottery again?

Answer Generally, one could be sponsored for a change back to H1B at any time, assuming that one has H1B "time" remaining. (24.Jul.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on...

20 Jul 2017

August 2017 Visa Bulletin Check-in: Discouraging Predictions for FY18

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin explanations and predictions nearly every month. The update this month for the August 2017 Visa Bulletin includes both some short-term predictions and some predictions for...

17 Jul 2017

I am in H1B status and I have an approved I-140. If I move to H-4 EAD, will that impact my GC case?

Answer The I-140 and associated priority date would not normally be affected by a change in nonimmigrant status. (17.Jul.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here.Access...

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