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Let's commence with business and immigration law updates this is a presentation of the Khurana law firm located in Rockville Maryland here the chief attorney and counselor law is attorney ramesh Khurana this week attorney Khurana is accompanied with moderator attorney Kenneth Hebert attorney Kenneth Hebert questions attorney Khurana on how to avoid the requests for evidence for immigration petitions in other words forum I 140 let's have a look welcome to capital forum I'm Kenneth Weber the moderator today and with me is attorney romnod ramesh Khurana welcome Rami thank you very much Ken I appreciate mommy she is immigration attorney of clients across the country and across the world he's rather well-known to say the least and he has excellent credentials thank you so much funny again this interdiction can as always it's my pleasure and you earned every word thank you so much really appreciate it ramesha can you give our viewers an idea of how to avoid request for evidence and immigration petitions the immigration forum i-140 and is it really scary for people when they get this type of request yes it is it is can and I'll be very happy to tell you why there are requests for further evidence from the USCIS why we call it is scary because the employee has already gone through a very difficult process because you come to the stage of filing form I 140 when your permit application is already certified by the US Labor Department and now the case has moved from the US Labor Department to another federal agency USCIS at that point of time you just want to see the approval of the immigration petition you don't want to see any requests for further evidence now the question is why do you get the request for further evidence answer is very simple you made certain attestations while you file the permit application to the Department of Labor now you are coming to the USCIS you have to make sure that you prove or I always use the term persuade the USCIS that we are complying with all the attestation which were made on the perm application if you fail to do so then you have got to be scared I would imagine those forms have language in them that it's an and penalty of perjury exactly and you know chances of denials become very high if you get the RFP for i-140 and burden is on you to overcome those issues otherwise you just fail and you do not want to fail at this point Wow how do you successfully handle such requests you know then of course you have to be very thorough while you are doing their job thorough in the sense you are listing certain job requirements while you are filing the application with the US Labor Department you are saying that this person should possess a minimum of Bachelor degree in computer science whereas you cannot even prove that.


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.
How is your life as a H1-B visa holder?
April 2013,Seattle, WA.Amazon had filed for my initial H1B as soon as I graduated and I was among the lucky folks who got approved in the very first attempt, since it is a lottery system there are never any guarantees so I was thankful to get the hassle over with. I’ve spent the last 6 years on the visa and will probably spend a fair few more before my green card processing is complete.My experience as an H1-B visa holder seems to be almost the opposite of what many answers to this question have described, that was one of the reasons I chose to write about it. I’ve worked at Amazon as an SDE and at Microsoft as a PM, at both these jobs, people have always treated me with love and respect. I have NEVER felt discriminated against even in the slightest, in fact, most people trust you more because you’ve worked harder than many to get to where you are. Even outside of work, people in Seattle have always been very friendly and welcoming, and, most people are interested in hearing your stories and journey from back home.I am able to travel abroad and fly back to India whenever I like, barring a couple of months every three years when I need to get my visa renewed, there is some paperwork involved here that the lawyers completely take care of and my only job in it all is to go get my visa stamped at the consulate. I pay the same taxes as any resident, enjoy all the same rights and privileges (except voting and jury duty) and live the same quality of life as any other regular citizen. When I purchased automobiles and property, banks never hesitated to give me a loan, on the contrary, I was always offered significantly better interest rates because I worked for a “preferred employer”. H1-B visa holders in hubs like Seattle, the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Atlanta, etc. are very respected members of the community, they bring in jobs, they bring in money, they enrich the overall economy.Sure there is some angst in the minds of the old timer locals who were displaced, many who used to live in the quaint and quiet little town by the lake called Seattle 12 years ago despite the large corporations and the people who work there because they were the reason they got displaced from their homes. But this is a relatively small number, the huge influx of H1-B workers in the above hubs has created so many jobs in the service and property markets that most people are thrilled by your existence and value you.How is your life as an H1-B visa holder?I work a job that I absolutely love with some of the most brilliant people in the world as co-workers and mentors, the learning opportunities are beyond anything I could ever have hoped for.I earn more money than I know how to spend which gives me the opportunity to invest and save for my future and any unforeseeable circumstances that might arise.I feel extremely safe in my city, I’m treated with so much love and respect everywhere I go and I have the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world in this diverse cultural melting pot.I pay my taxes and enjoy my privileges as a resident, the infrastructure is spectacular, the local and federal governing bodies take care of everything I need and care about right from roads, water, electricity, internet, parks, hiking trails, forests and about a dozen other things.I have a circle of friends and family in my city who I share my journey with, we ride the highs and the lows together and have grown bonds that tie us together through the good times and the bad. Sure I miss my friends and family back home in India, but never once have I felt lonely or isolated, never have I felt like a stranger in a strange land.I am HAPPY. Yes there is a little element of uncertainty that comes with changing governments, yes there is some extra paperwork I need to do every three years, yes there is the possibility that I might someday be asked to pack up and leave, but those are things that are beyond my control so I see no point in complaining about them, they are the tradeoff, the tax you pay as an H1-B visa holder for all the privileges that it offers you.The climb to the summit is always one step at a time, might as well enjoy the steps.Note: I will write separate answers about the procedure to get your first H1B as well as renewals, RFEs and what they mean, the various pros and cons of being on H1B, etc. since clearly many people are interested in this information.In case we haven’t met before, I’m Rohan Kamath.Thank you for reading. I hope I could help you ponder today. :)
When will USCIS resume I-140 premium processing?
#Question name: When will USCIS resume I 140 premium processing?12 SECRETS TO WRITING A GREAT RESUME!Hi, I am working in a head hunting company and I know key points in cover letter & resume writing. I hope this help a lot.1. Consider What Defines YouI recently worked with a client who wasn’t seeing any traction in her job search because she had blurry career goals. She needed clarity to turn her purpose and passion in life into a clear career path. Without a vision or direction for your career, it’s hard to chart a course and plan a strategy to get there. If you need clarity, start by asking yourself some soul-searching questions: What vision do you have for your career over the next 1, 3, 5, or 10 years? Which values are driving your goals? What’s your purpose? What are you passionate about? Why do you do what you do?Deep down I think what drives most of us is the desire to help others. Let’s face it, a selfish life isn’t a very happy, fulfilling, or successful one. Sure, we all want a great career and to be paid well for the work we do. But a life invested in others, a life built on your contribution to making the world a better place—that’s a life of purpose and passion. It’s a life that offers long-term fulfillment and career satisfaction. So while these major soul-searching questions might not seem to have a lot to do with writing your reesume, they actually affect it more than you think.If you’re lacking clarity or a vision for your career, I would recommend reaching out to a trusted career coach who can help. Without a clear-cut course for your career, you’re like a ship at sea without the means to steer—you’re just being tossed about by the waves of whatever comes your way. It’s time to take proactive control of your career journey.Useful resources:+ Resume123 .org/2019/04/free-ebook-67-secrets-to-write-killer-resume-and-cover-letter.html+ Resume123 .org/2019/04/free-ebook-397-interview-questions-with-answers-pdf.html2. Format Your Reesume Wisely "Do the Hiring Managers" Work for ThemNo matter how well written, your reesume won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a reesume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages.• Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings• Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader's eye• Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments)3. Identify Accomplishments not Just Job DescriptionsHiring managers, especially in technical fields like engineering, seek candidates that can help them solve a problem or satisfy a need within their company. Consequently, you can't be a solution to their problems without stating how you solved similar problems in other companies and situations.• Focus on what you did in the job, NOT what your job was there's a difference• Include a one or two top line job description first, then list your accomplishments• For each point ask yourself, What was the benefit of having done what I did?• Accomplishments should be unique to you, not just a list of what someone else did• Avoid using the generic descriptions of the jobs you originally applied for or held+ Useful resource (frree reesume templates): Top32ResumeTemplates4. Quantify Your AccomplishmentsQ: What's the most common ressume mistake?A: Making too many general claims and using too much industry jargon that does not market the candidate. A ressume is a marketing document designed to sell your skills and strengths rather than just portray a bio of the candidate.• Include and highlight specific achievements that present a comprehensive picture of your marketability• Quantify your achievements to ensure greater confidence in the hiring manager and thereby generate interest percentages, dollars, number of employees, etc.• Work backwards to quantify your accomplishments by asking, If I had not done X, what could have happened?5. Focus on core skills.When you know what core skills are important to the employer, you have to write it in a manner that demonstrates you have those skills • offer quantifiable results. Avoid including information that is irrelevant or that doesn’t add value. If you do, it will only dilute your message.6. Get updated on what’s standard.Updating the ressume on a regular basis is advised whether you’re job searching or not. Unfortunately, not everyone does that. When it comes time to use the ressume, it’s all outdated on information and in some cases, even format. For example, if your ressume still starts with an Objective statement and ends with “References available upon request,” it needs an overhaul. Today’s resuumes need to speak upfront with information on “Here’s what I have to offer you” in a Profile Summary. It tells the employer what the job candidate is good at and offers proof through accomplishments and results upfront.7. Review resuume examples for your industryWhen crafting your resuume, you might study examples of resuumes from your industry for inspiration and best practices. While there are many ways you can use resuume samples, there are three main takeaways you should look for:• Make it simple and easy to read. Resumme samples are simple and straightforward. This is because employers have a minimal amount of time to review your resumme, so readability is key. This also means selecting a professional, clean font.• Make it brief. You’ll notice that each section of the resumme sample is short and to-the-point, including the summary and experience descriptions. Including only the most key and relevant information means employers are able to consume more information about you, and more quickly understand your fitness for the role.• Include numbers. You might also notice that there are often metrics included in the experience section of resumme samples. This is because employers are highly responsive to measurable proven value. Numbers allow them to better understand the value you may bring to the position. For example, one bullet point under the experience description for an administrative assistant reads, “Executed processing of vendor contracts and implemented a standardized process, reducing contract discrepancies by 90%.”When using resumme samples, you should keep in mind that these are not meant to be copied exactly. While you should avoid using them as a template, samples are useful as examples of high-quality resummes in your industry and job title.8. Replace your Objective" with a "Career Summary"A Career Summary is designed to give a brief overview of who you are and what you do. Most Objectives sound similar: Seeking a challenging, interesting position in X where I can use my skills of X, Y, and Z to contribute to the bottom line. Not telling at all.• Grab a hiring manager's attention right from the beginning, remembering youhave only 25 few seconds to make a good impression• Spend time developing a summary that immediately gets their attention, and accurately and powerfully describes you as a solution to their problems9. Use a professional fontBecause employers have only a short time to review your resumme, it should be as clear and as easy to read as possible. You should use a basic, clean font like Arial or Times New Roman. Keep your font size between 10 and 12 points. Selecting a clear, readable font will help make your resumme appear more professional.You should also make sure reduce or eliminate any extraneous whitespace. Too much blank space might make your resumme seem sparse, distracting the audience and possibly raising a red flag. By reducing extra white space, you make it easier for the resumme reader to focus only on the content of your resumme instead of the white spaces. You can reduce white space by increasing your font size to 12 points and possibly adding an additional, optional section like “Skills” or “Awards and Achievements.”10. Choose a right Resumme StyleThere are several basic types of ressumes used to apply for job openings. Before you spend time writing up all the details around each position you’ve had, you should decide what style of ressume to use, as that can affect how you describe, organize, and list your experience, education, skills, qualifications, and other credentials for employment.Your options include:• Chronological - The most common ressume type, in which you list your work experience in reverse chronological order, from the most to the least recent.• Functional • A functional ressume focuses on your skills and abilities rather than your work history.• Combination • This type of resuume lists your skills and experience before your employment history.11. Network. Network. Network.For unemployed candidates, handing out resuumes should be a full-time job. The majority of mid- to senior-level positions are filled through networking, so contact absolutely everyone you know in addition to recruiters who are in a position to hire you or share insights. Networking can include• Personal business contacts, people you've worked for or who worked for you• Vendors and sales representatives you've dealt with in the past five years• People listed in the alumni directory of your alma materWith a solid resuume in hand you'll greatly increase your odds of earning a closer look and getting that interview.12. Proofread and editBefore sending your resume, you should undergo several rounds of proofreading to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors. While there are several proofreading programs and tools you can use, it is also helpful to ask trusted friends or colleagues to review your resume. It is helpful for an objective third party to look at your resume as an employer might to find ways you can correct or improve it.
How much time does it usually take to get the I-140 approved for a Green Card applied on EB2 category + premium processing?
Best ScenarioEmployer starts the processing in July 17. Getting documents from you.Employer takes 2 months to obtain a prevailing wage determination (PWD)Perm filing in happens in 1st week of sep 175 to 6 months for perm approval and perm approved by feb 2018i140 document processing in feb 2018Filing i140 in premium by march 1st week and i140 approval by march 3rd week.Total duration 9 months2nd best scenarioPerm valid for 6 months. Some employers dont file i140 immediately perm approval. Assume you file i140 in 5th month (July 18) in premium, you will get it approved by July 183rd best scenarioPerm valid for 6 months. Some employers dont file i140 immediately in premuim. Assume you file i140 in march 18 in normal mode, you will get it approved by August 184th best scenarioPerm valid for 6 months. Assume you file i140 in 5th month (july 18) in normal mode, you will get it approved by November 18Worst case scenarioIf i140 goes for RFE, add another 30 days to the above timelinesIf your perm goes for audit, add another 10 to 12 months to above timelines.Note: I am not an attorney. The above answers based on my forum readings. The duration of perm and i140 approvals given are based on historical averages
In which circumstances is it advantageous to request Premium Processing when filing Form I-140?
There are many circumstances that would warrant Premium Processing. The situation named above is one.  Another is when the I-140 approval is needed for H-1B extension beyond the 6 years and the H-1B expiration is approaching. 
Should I go with an I-140 premium processing?
Should I go with I-140 Premium processing?Hi, my company filed two application for me to work here in the US. First application is the H1B and second application is the EB2 through the PERM (labor certificate process). On May 15, 2022 I received a noticed from USCIS that my H1B application was selected in the lottery and now I have two wait for the approval notice. On July 31, 2022 I received a confirmation from DOL that my PERM (Labor Certificate) also got approved. The next step now is to file for I-140 and I-485, however the attorney informed me if I would like to file I-140 with a premium processing (additional $1225). Now the question is, since my H1B just got selected and waiting for the approval. Why would I need an approved I-140 within 15 day? - I forgot to say I am now on a J1 visa and 2 home residency requirement does not apply. Thanks
Can one apply for I-140 premium processing after sending in the application for normal processing?
Yes, you may upgrade the petition to premium processing any time after receiving the receipt notice (or at least obtaining the receipt number, which will be stamped on the cancelled check).
What are the criteria for I-140 premium processing?
I found this I-140 Premium Processing . Can someone confirm if the link is updated? Or this is an old information? I-907 Premium Processing Service requests will be rejected and returned with the I-907 fee, and the Form I-140 petition will be processed according to standard procedures if the Form I-907 is: Submitted without documentation establishing the conditions for availability noted above, or Submitted to request Premium Processing Service for a Form I-140 petition filed for an alien beneficiary who is eligible to extend his or her H1-B nonimmigrant status under AC21 $106(a) as of the date that the Form I-907 is received by USCIS.
Can I do premium processing for I - 140 downgrade case if from Eb2 to Eb3 (I-140) for the same service center?
No, you cannot do premium processing from Eb2 to Eb3(1–140).You can’t file under premium processing if the original certified PERM is not attachedAlso, you can use the same PERM and just refile the I-140 for the Eb3 category
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