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Member Profile: leukemia (561 posts)

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Hello, I'm leukemia (report this user)
I am from Nepal
I last logged in 4 minutes ago
I have been a member since 19 Oct 2012
I have added 561 posts in trackitt forums
I added my last post on 21 Apr 2018
leukemia's Immigration Cases
 
I-485 case: Approved in 466 days (206 days less than average)   (0 comments)
User: leukemia Nationality: Nepal
Country of Chargeability:NepalApplicant Type:primary
Service Center:NebraskaCategory:EB2-NIW
Priority Date:16 Dec 2016Application Filed:16 Dec 2016
USCIS Received Date:16 Dec 2016USCIS Notice Date:
USCIS Receipt Number:I-140/485 Filing:concurrent
I-140 Processing Type:regularI-140 Approval Date:
First Fingerprint Date:Second Fingerprint Date:
RFE Received?:yesRFE Received Date:09 Feb 2018
Reason for RFE:Medicals, updated employment letter, birth certificateRFE Replied Date:20 Mar 2018
Case Transferred to:Transfer Date:
Name Check Status:Name Check Approval Date:
I-485 Status:approvedI-485 Approval/Denial Date:27 Mar 2018
Card Production Ordered:27 Mar 2018Card Received Date:05 Apr 2018
EAD Applied?:AP Applied?:
EAD Approval Date:AP Approval Date:
EAD Received:AP Received:
Time to Get EAD Approval:Time to Get AP Approval:
Time to Get Fingerprinting Done:Total Time to Get GC:466 days
Most Recent LUD:Days Elapsed:
Experience:
Case Added to Tracker: 21 Feb 2018 Last Updated: 06 Apr 2018
Notes:

I-140 case: Approved in 308 days (133 days more than average)   (4 comments)
User: leukemia Nationality: Nepal
Applicant Type:primaryService Center:Nebraska
Category:EB2-NIWPriority Date:16 Dec 2016
Application Filed:15 Dec 2016USCIS Received Date:16 Dec 2016
USCIS Notice Date:28 Dec 2016USCIS Receipt Number:
I-140/485 Filing:concurrentProcessing Type:regular
RFE Received?:noRFE Received Date:
Reason for RFE:RFE Replied Date:
Application Status:approvedApproval/Denial Date:19 Oct 2017
Total Processing Time:308 daysMost Recent LUD:
Days Elapsed:
Case Added to Tracker: 23 Oct 2017 Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017
Notes:
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Posted in I-485 Forum 3 minutes ago
Topic: Memphis, TN local field office I-485-processing times

Finally, they opened field office in Nashville. It was supposed to open in June 2017! It is a good news for us.
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Posted in I-485 Forum 3 hours 38 minutes ago
Topic: Steps after getting GC

I'm not gonna change my field, will just change job from academia to industry. :)
I was just saying what my lawyer was telling me.
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Posted in I-485 Forum 9 hours 47 minutes ago
Topic: Steps after getting GC

Yesterday I asked my lawyer and his reply was similar to that you have explained (It won't be problem for NIW and EB1A folks to change job right away.) What surprised me was his statement that it is ok to totally change your field after one year of getting your GC. (although I'm not going to do that :))
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 20 Apr 2018
Topic: Steps after getting GC


Get both ssn and dl updated. In case you lose GC, before getting i551 stamp you can use them (both together) for i9. Very important if gc is lost while changing jobs.

Not valid for employment ssn cannot be used:
http://www.i9check.com/i9xDLSSN.htm




Ok, thanks. I might go to SSA office next week. I was just lazy to go to another govt office. :)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 20 Apr 2018
Topic: Steps after getting GC


* Get a clean DL/ID if your state had imposed restrictions on it;
* Update your IRS account if you have it and/or your tax preparation service's account;
* Update your brokerage account if applicable. (You can now enjoy all the day trading you want.);
* Don't get *too* drunk - seriously, it could lead into a misdemeanor arrest;
* Find a good protection envelope for the card - you'll carry it on you for at least 5 years, so...;
* Keep good records of everything;
* Take the volunteering job in your community you always wanted - you're now equal (well, almost);
* Finally: find a new target for your anxieties. It doesn't happen to everyone but if your brain is so trained to worry all the time about the GC, that "energy" has to go somewhere. It may feel strange for a few weeks...

A public question: I know one can get a clean SS card after getting greened but do they legally *have* to get one? (I think not...)



Regarding the SS card, my lawyer says it is not required. Here is what he told me "Your ss card is still valid, you don't have to change it. It says on it "valid with USCIS authorization" and the green caRd is such authorization." So I didn't bother yet to go to the SSA office. The first thing I did after getting GC is your point no 1, Changed the restrictions on my DL. In our state for temporary residents they give "Temporary DL" and expiry date is expiry date on your I-94. The one which I have now doesn't have Temporary on it and it is valid for 8 years!
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 16 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW Nebraska (any receipt date)


Hi, I do not know where is the proper place to talk about this, but I have heard some rumors about rejections of EB2 applicants in USCIS interview. Officers told people that they have no new papers/citations since they filed I-140 and due to this they are not doing research so their 485 cannot be approved. I heard it has happened both for Nebraska and Texas cases. I am writing it here since in the 485 forum there does not seem to be a dedicated thread about EB2 interviews. Does anyone have more info on this?




In current situation NIW approval is taking about 9 to 10 months at NSC. Once it is approved, I-485 moves forward for interview. So my estimate is about 10 to 12 months after filing NIW people face interview. Here I'm talking about NSC folks only. In that time most of the applicants have at least poster presentation in conferences (worst case). If you haven't published any paper during that time but have submitted a manuscript, you can show that to the IO, even if it has your name somewhere in the middle. Furthermore, your PI can write a letter to the IO stating that you are preparing a manuscript or something that states that you are continuously involved in research. If you can't provide any of the stuffs that I mentioned, then probably you will be in trouble.

But again, the rumors that you have heard is mere fearmongering. I haven't heard anything like that in the forums or from people whom I know and who faced interview. Sometimes you need to filter the stuffs that you hear.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 11 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

Congrats. Probably the pre-Dhanasar group is done by now! Cheers! See you in N-400 forum in five years!
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 10 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

I sent a photocopy of the transcript.
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Posted in N-400 (Naturalization) Forum on 09 Apr 2018
Topic: N-400 vs N-600

Thanks and congrats for being a Citizen.
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Posted in N-400 (Naturalization) Forum on 08 Apr 2018
Topic: N-400 vs N-600

I am wondering if kids born here in the US need to file N-600?
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Apr 2018
Topic: Urgent response to NOID-EB1B


Also, would this NOID affect my future EB2 regular/NIW application. Say I withdraw and apply. If I withdraw, What would I say for that question, if a petition has been rejected ever(Y?N).



For USCIS rejection and denial are two different things. Rejection means they didn't accept your application/petition in the first place because of incorrect information, incorrect fee etc and didn't even review it. Denial means they accepted your application, reviewed and then determined your application/petition does not qualify for the category you applied. So if your petition is rejected that will not affect your future petitions, but if it is denied it will.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 08 Apr 2018
Topic: Urgent response to NOID-EB1B


How is responding and maybe getting rejected different from withdrawal.



Getting a denial affects your future petitions. You will have a disadvantage to begin with next time. You have to prove what different credentials you have since previous denied petition. On the other hand withdrawal doesn't affect much. So usually when there is a chance of denial, lawyers recommend withdrawing the petition and reapplying later when you have enough credentials. The other reason lawyers recommend withdrawing and reapplying because the chances are the petition will go to other officer than the previous one. So looking at your credentials, if I were you I would simply withdraw and not risk of getting a denial.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

Cool! I'm gonna try this summer :)
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 07 Apr 2018
Topic: Death of green card spouse

After filing 485 you're good, but not before filing 485.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

True, there is no logic when it comes to deal with USCIS.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

Thanks man. Got the GC yesterday, finally after one and half years!
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: EB2-NIW I-485 Nebraska (any receipt date)

It triggered for me even without changing anything (H1 or job) and even without using EAD.
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Posted in I-485 Forum on 06 Apr 2018
Topic: Death of green card spouse

The term "dependent" is only until you receive your GC. Once you and your spouse get your GC, your spouse is no longer dependent. Your spouse will only lose his/her GC if your marriage was not valid before applying for GC or the principal applicant got the GC by fraud. Other than that you guys are free! By the way I'm not a lawyer so don't take my words as legal advice.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Apr 2018
Topic: EB1-B profile evaulation

For that your title should be changed from "postdoc" to "instructor" or "staff scientist" or something like this. Even if your title changes, basically you are still a postdoc. It is just different name to your title. Several people from my University have done that, so it can be done if your PI and your department are willing to.
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Posted in I-140 Forum on 04 Apr 2018
Topic: EB1-B profile evaulation


Does anyone know if I can apply for EB1B as a postdoc? I just got a post doc offer from a professor whose research I was interested in but I ended up not working with because he had only one year of grant money when I left academia to join industry. He now says he can fund two years of postdoc. However, it sounds like a risky thing to do from the perspective of EB1B because 1) I am not sure if postdocs can apply for EB1B, 2) it's very hard in our field to find decent permanent positions after a postdoc, 3) if i decided to join industry after postdoc, I would be out of OPT and I would have to shoot straight for the H1B lottery which I think I will be unlikely to get, 3) the postdoc involves a change in research direction and I would lose many of the data analysis skills I picked up in graduate school that made me attractive to the industry in the first place.

So I think I am going to gently say no to the prof. What do you think? Would saying no be more rational than joining as a postdoc from the perspective of EB1B? Am I eligible for applying for EB1B as a postdoc at a university?



Sure, postdocs can apply for EB1B, I have seen several people in my university doing that. If your department is willing to sponsor you for EB1B, your are good otherwise not. In my university some departments do sponsor and the people in those departments applied for EB1B, but some departments don't and guys in those departments had to go for EB1A. Just ask the department if they are willing to sponsor EB1B.
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