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Member Profile: curidpostn (10 posts)

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Hello, I'm curidpostn (report this user)
I am from India
I last logged in 56 minutes ago
I have been a member since 22 Jun 2015
I have added 10 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 20 May 2018
curidpostn's Immigration Cases
 
I-140 case: Approved in -18 days (193 days less than average)   (3 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Texas
Category:EB3Priority Date:17 Mar 2016
Application Filed:26 Aug 2016USCIS Received Date:29 Aug 2016
USCIS Notice Date:01 Sep 2016USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:non-concurrentProcessing Type:premium
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:08 Aug 2016
Total Processing Time:18 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 08 Sep 2016 Last Updated: 08 Sep 2016
Notes:

PERM case: Approved in 134 days (100 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Priority Date:17 Mar 2016Category:EB3
Audit Received?:noAudit Received Date:
Reason for Audit:Audit Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:29 Jul 2016
Total Processing Time:134 daysDays Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 21 Mar 2016 Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Notes:

H4 EAD case: Approved in 67 days (1 days less than average)   (5 comments)
User: curidpostn Nationality: India
Application Type:new applicationService Center:Vermont
Filing Method:paper-basedApplication Filed:16 Sep 2016
USCIS Received Date:19 Sep 2016USCIS Notice Date:24 Sep 2016
USCIS Receipt Number:EAC16907XXXXXRFE Received?:
RFE Received Date:Reason for RFE:
RFE Replied Date:Application Status:approved
Approval/Denial Date:22 Nov 2016Card Production Ordered:22 Nov 2016
EAD Received:Total Processing Time:67 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 26 Sep 2016 Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016
Notes: Application for spouse
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Posted in H-1B Forum 32 minutes ago
Topic: Lca different from work location

Yes, you can have any number of locations / LCAs associated with a H1b petition. But if you are in EVC model, then you would have provide an itinerary for your work sites for the time period of the petition. Like if the client gives letter for one year, while filing petition, it needs to be mentioned from which month to which month you would be based on location A, location B etc. There needs to be a defined plan for work, and it cannot be speculative.

If you want to avoid this, you can just put the location where you would spend majority of the time, and have your desk and work location set up there. Going on and off to other location is fine.
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Posted in H-1B Forum 54 minutes ago
Topic: Lca different from work location

Why did they do that? It is gaming the system.. very hard to find out, but you never know how bad our luck could be on a given day in this immigration climate. How far is new location from LCA location? If it is in same county, then you don't have to worry about amending the petition. You can just put LCA in the new location and start working.
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Posted in I-140 Forum 20 hours 13 minutes ago
Topic: Good news. Expect rapid advance on EB2/EB3 India and China



You need to keep applying advance parole every time and if you leave without getting one approved, you will abandon your change of status, and may not be able to come back.

When you are on H1, people will be eager to get i485 filed, and get EAD. But once they reach that stage, they will try to 'play safe' by maintaining H1. Once they reach green card stage, they will try to 'play even safe' by being with the employer for another two more years before switching.



AP is valid for 1 year for multiple entries, right? But I guess each one unto his own :)



It has 2 - 3 months of processing time. You can expedite it during an emergency, but it cannot happen overnight. You need to reach out to USCIS, provide appropriate documentation for the emergency, and only then you can get it.

If I have a personal emergency in India tomorrow, I can take the next flight if I have H1b. I can do that even if the extension is pending or yet to be applied as premium processing is always an option. I cannot fly if I have not proactively applied and kept my AP ready. You also cannot fly if your AP is pending for processing. You applied a week back, and you have an emergency on one fine Friday evening.. what would you do? Got the difference?
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Posted in I-140 Forum 20 hours 20 minutes ago
Topic: Good news. Expect rapid advance on EB2/EB3 India and China

I wouldn't be surprised even if it goes beyond that because I know hardly anyone filed in EB3. Lot of people proudly say my employer does only in EB2. I have seen people being obsessed totally with EB2 and skipping good FTE job offers presuming EB2 to be faster without understanding how the immigration system works and the price tag of decades worth of wait.
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Posted in I-140 Forum 20 hours 51 minutes ago
Topic: Good news. Expect rapid advance on EB2/EB3 India and China

Because it is lot easier to travel if you have H1. If you get stamping for couple of years, you will have freedom to travel. Even if you don't have visa, it is perfectly fine to travel and get one and come back. The only problem with H1 travel is when extension is pending, but that too you can premium process and travel.

You need to keep applying advance parole every time and if you leave without getting one approved, you will abandon your change of status, and may not be able to come back.

When you are on H1, people will be eager to get i485 filed, and get EAD. But once they reach that stage, they will try to 'play safe' by maintaining H1. Once they reach green card stage, they will try to 'play even safe' by being with the employer for another two more years before switching.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 May 2018
Topic: Good news. Expect rapid advance on EB2/EB3 India and China

I think interviews are exempt only for the people who have already filed i485. This could move dates up to 2011, but if uscis doesn't ramp up, would mean bigger disaster for EB India as they'd be impacted by this delay. It'll potentially add wait times to the existing backlog wait.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 May 2018
Topic: Good news. Expect rapid advance on EB2/EB3 India and China

If interview requirements is pushing the date forward, what would happen to the people who filed i140 after March 2017, but have a old priority date (2009-2011)? Will they be called for interview before or after of rest of world interview backlog?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 18 May 2018
Topic: Travel india with 4 months left on Visa



Hello Friends,

I am planning to travel india with 4 months of visa. How much safe is it to go for stamping with 4 months left on H1 ?

After returning from India, I am planning to apply for H1-B extension.

Did anyone had similar kind of experience ?



if you have a valid visa for 4 months, what is the point of stamping?



For future travels.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 17 May 2018
Topic: Two locations on LCA and H1b but working only for one

If you work in employer vendor(s) client model, then itinerary is must. You have to have defined work in each location and cannot provide any speculative work as justification.

If you work as full time employee for a US based company, then your attorney just needs to clarify that all sites belong to your company and you'll work on an in house project. No need to provide itinerary.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 17 May 2018
Topic: Discharge petition on Daca and Immigration


Latest news from Congress man Meadows. He thinks they can have a compromise in the next 24hrs.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/388206-gop-se...

Text from Goodlatte bill for legals --
"The Securing America's Future Act reforms our legal immigration programs by ending chain migration, ending the Diversity Visa program, increasing the number of green cards available for skilled workers, and creating a new, workable agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers and ranchers." this apart from DACA.





Democrats have a clear stance that they would not support any bill that ends chain migration and diversity visa. You can recall how they booed Trump when he was referencing about these things in his speech to house couple of months back. Although Republicans have Congress, they don't have 60 votes in Senate, which means Democrats have ability to stop this bill using filibuster.

If the urgent bill brought by that Rep Cacus seeks Democrat support to pass, it may purely address DACA and border funding alone. And if that passes, it would be a black day for us because the impetus to take up any immigration related bill would be totally gone with that, and our GC dreams will remain a dream.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 17 May 2018
Topic: Need advise

You should go with the offer. If your dates become current for some reason, and don't retrogress, you can file your i140 and i485 together.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 16 May 2018
Topic: How competitive are Canadian job salaries to US salaries?

Got it, thanks for penning down your experiences.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 15 May 2018
Topic: Analysis of H4 EAD data and GC timeline estimate


Wow Indian girls are headaches now according to some as they prevent you from entering the heaven lol. That is some level of Crazy sh$&.



You seem to be exactly reading between the lines of what he suggested.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 14 May 2018
Topic: My I-140 turns initial review after 3 yrs of my GC

That article looks like a crap and totally fear mongering. If one needs to live life in fear even after receiving GC, what is the whole point of getting it then? If there is no written law dictating it, and if there is no fraud involved, how could USCIS come penalizing someone? Under what laws will they hold someone accountable?

Even with i485 they let people switch after 6 months, why will they stop when someone has GC? Working on green card for one day with sponsored employer is sufficient. That essentially honors the sponsored employment. Even six months is not required. If there was something like one should stick to sponsoring employer for some time frame, USCIS could easily issue a conditional green card and mandate sticking to the employer who sponsored GC for whatever time frame they intend someone to stay.

My guess is that your employer tried to do something crazy by trying to revoke your i140, and some USCIS officer might have associated the request with your case without noticing that you have already been approved for a GC. They may eventually close this case once they realize that it has no merits. Apart from technical glitch, this is the only probability.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 12 May 2018
Topic: How competitive are Canadian job salaries to US salaries?


i see plenty of 2 beds for < 2000. Honestly, not bad compared to major cities. I know my friends pay < 2000 for nice apartments with doormen. Sure, I could get cheaper in NC and Georgia, but come on - who wants to live there?



What difference do you feel living in liberal states vs red neck states as desi? Can you specifically list some? I am curious to know as I hardly find any difference working or living in different states except for geography/weather, and I know tons of people who have bought houses and settled in those places.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 May 2018
Topic: i-94 Online


Thanks for that info, i just called my local deferred inspection office and left a voice mail. Hope they will call back next week.

Do you have personal experience dealing with deferred inspection office...like how long they take to fix such issues etc?



They are very prompt and helpful in fixing these things. But visiting in person is better. I have visited twice to different offices to deal with some i94 issues, and my experience was positive.

Does your local office require appointment? If the CBP site doesn't say anything, just do a walk in. E-mailing has also worked for lot of people eliminating the need for in person visit, but all offices don't have email support.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 12 May 2018
Topic: How competitive are Canadian job salaries to US salaries?

https://www.apartments.com/seattle-wa/...

Check it. It is pricey compared to other places we discussed. Spoiling real estate of Seattle is one of the biggest complaints that Amazon gets accused of quite often!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 12 May 2018
Topic: American tech brains choosing Canada

this topic has just been beaten to death on H1b forum with real examples. These things must be 'planted' articles by Canadian immigration PR agency to attract people from US.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 11 May 2018
Topic: How competitive are Canadian job salaries to US salaries?


BOTH POVs are correct. And the best thing is - you don't have to choose, you can have both!

My plan is to get CAD citizenship and come back to US in 2021. Work for 6-7 years, doesn't matter whether H1B or TN. I will move to low cost area like TX or Seattle for this. Those 6-7 yrs savings (in addition to my and wife's current savings) will be enough to retire in Canada.

Not that I will retire, I will continue working on contracts and not bother too much about further saving. I have seen 55-60 yr old folks work in IT contracts for banks here, making CAD 80-90 per hour.



Seattle is an expensive place. Atlanta or Research Triangle would be better options apart from Dallas. They have great weather too.
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Posted in H-1B Forum on 11 May 2018
Topic: How competitive are Canadian job salaries to US salaries?


Big part of my decision is diversity and medical system type stuff, every time I go to Canada I love how friendly the people are, you can tell a difference from when you land, immigration, restaurant servers, nice to be treated like a human, worth more than the money. Done my time in America, easy to get a GC, not where I want my roots.



Although one's miles may vary, the American co-workers that I have encountered so far are so friendly, cool and extremely understanding about family situations. they have given lot of flexibility at work during tough times due to family situations back home. Even the people whom I interact at stores, malls etc seem to be quite friendly.

Also whenever you deal with something for customer care in US, they don't make issue out of small things and try to do the best they can to keep you happy. I love that customer friendly set up. I am not sure if one would get that level of service or friendliness in Canada or anywhere else in the world.

I have had only one small experience with some Canadian lady officers at the border, and it was worst, rude and racist. I have never seen anyone working at the border to have such a lethargic attitude. They were chit chatting at work, and seemed unwilling to do work and it clearly resonates with what uscis was mentioning above. Probably too much pampered by the social system and don't see any pressure to perform to better oneself. Although there are exceptions, for the most part, I have never seen such attitude among American people. They stay committed to what they do.
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