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  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from loved
    My lawyer said that if everything was sent and received before Nov. 1st, there is still a good chance to get EAD soon, although the I-485 will be approved until the visa number is available. I think this is ok with people who are filing for AOS.
    Not entirely correct, the visas are expected to be gone before November 1st; and when they are, if petitions were not submitted before they are gone, they will not be accepted.

    USCIS will make a posting that they are gone, they will not give notice that they will be gone in so many days.

    If you have the petitions submitted before the cut-off date, then you are safe. But remember that not all I-140s are accepted. That is not an automatic thing. They are each review on an individual basis.
  2. by   loved
    Quote from mtreyes
    if this is true, thank God... i already prepapred myself to wait for the greencard... all i need is to start working... what about you LOVED?
    my lawyer is working very hard to get all forms ready and send them out in next week or so. i will let you know when i reach the next step. (btw: how long did you wait to get your receipts for your I-140 and I-485 after you sent them in?)
  3. by   mtreyes
    Quote from loved
    my lawyer is working very hard to get all forms ready and send them out in next week or so. i will let you know when i reach the next step. (btw: how long did you wait to get your receipts for your I-140 and I-485 after you sent them in?)
    after 14 days, i got the notice.... goodluck...
  4. by   rossario
    Quote from malia20
    Hi!! I received a letter last July3 from NVC that they have received an immigrant visa petition filed by my employer. Is that already my packet3? Will I be affected by the retrogression since the cut off date is Oct.1? Would very much appreciate for a reply. Thanx!!!
    If the letter you received is asking you to submit you NBI,birth and marriage cert., passport copies etc. then that's packet 3
  5. by   suzanne4
    DS-230 form is packet #3.
  6. by   slapa
    Quote from suzanne4
    Where were you born? Where are you currently located?
    You cannot just switch.............you must be in the US for at least 60 days before the petition can be submitted. And do you even have a tourist visa for the US?
    Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks a lot for you reply. I am currently on F-1 visa in US since the end of september. I was born in Czech Republic (Europe). As I said before I-140 filled in June 2005, approved june 2006, consular processing, now after 60 days in US I want to file I-485, Adjustment of status instead of consular processing. Will I be affected by rettogression or not? Thank you for your time!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from slapa
    Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks a lot for you reply. I am currently on F-1 visa in US since the end of september. I was born in Czech Republic (Europe). As I said before I-140 filled in June 2005, approved june 2006, consular processing, now after 60 days in US I want to file I-485, Adjustment of status instead of consular processing. Will I be affected by rettogression or not? Thank you for your time!
    You need to speak with your attorney, you normally cannot change over the processing. And with only sixty days you have an increased chance of getting denied.................that is why most attorneys wait for 90 days before submitting anything. As soon as the visas are no longer current, there will be no accepting of the I-485 by USCIS. Everything gets put on hold. If you are already in the Consular Processing process, you would probably find it faster to stay with that as things will get expedited as soon as they open up again.

    I siggest that you speak to the attorney that did your petition in the first place. And have you received any more documents from USCIS? Has the visa bill been paid?

    All nurses are affected by the retrogression, no matter where they are from initially.
  8. by   paul_david_hewson
    Quote from lawrence01
    The Comprehensive Immigration Bill (where the visa cap removal provision is a part of) that was approved by the Senate was just that; it was just approved by the Senate but it wasn't approved by the Lower House.

    Both Houses should agree on it first (A "Compromised Bill") before it is handed over the Pres. for signing. It was stopped dead on it's track because of the U.S. Nov. mid-term elections and would have to wait after the elections. Most prob. early next year or the latest would be mid-next year.

    Hope this helped.
    Let us hope that this 'bill' will be approved by the Lower House in the soonest possible time.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from paul_david_hewson
    Let us hope that this 'bill' will be approved by the Lower House in the soonest possible time.
    The "Lower House" will not even have elections until next month and will not be sworn in to office until mid-January. The bill for immigration and the visas is tied in with illegal immigration and those issues will need to be addressed as well.

    Do not exepct anything concrete with dates until sometime next summer at the earliest. It is usually about four months or so, at least, even after the bill is approved, before visas will be even available for the following quarter. At least that is how things have always been done in the past. Do not see them changing. Authorizing new visas does not create an instant fix, for most it means at least one year of waiting, and closer to two for many.

    Focus should be on getting rid of the agencies that deal in slave trading and selling people to the highest bidder. If all of you concentrated on that, then things would get better, but not until that time. I hate seeing anyone getting taken advantage of or lied to and it is happening more and more each day right now.
  10. by   paul_david_hewson
    Now that the Democrats will rule the 'house' what will happen next? The session will begin this January, will the immigration bill be the first on their list?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from paul_david_hewson
    Now that the Democrats will rule the 'house' what will happen next? The session will begin this January, will the immigration bill be the first on their list?
    I doubt it I am sure they will have other things to think about and immigration will not be high on their list
  12. by   paul_david_hewson
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I doubt it I am sure they will have other things to think about and immigration will not be high on their list

    And what "other things" they will have to think about?
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from paul_david_hewson
    And what "other things" they will have to think about?
    Do not live in the US so not sure what other things but after reading a few post on here and other sites I fel immigration is not high on the list and I think the Gulf War is an issue that a lot of people would love to see resolved plus there will be a lot of issues pertaining to the US which we as living in other countries do not always see on the news.

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