My visa screen certificate will expire in the end of June 2013. I recently started OPT as an NP, and my employer began the process of sponsoring me for a Green Card (currently waiting on the prevailing wage determination). According to my lawyer, I should not have to renew my visa screen, because the process should be complete before it expires (I'm in the ROW category). However, it is still making me nervous, as I would hate for anything to get delayed and then being held up even more due to an expired visa screen. Therefore, I would like to still go ahead and renew it.
I repeatedly read online that the renewal does not require as many documents and is a lot easier than the original application. I completed the online application up to the point where I'm supposed to print all the forms, and I just don't see that it asks for any less information. I'm supposed to re-submit all my transcripts (including the foreign ones, which are a pain to get). Is it normal to have to re-submit everything? Or what is usually required for the renewal? I imagines I would just have to provide proof that my RN license is still valid, and maybe proof of the BSN and MSN degrees I did in the meantime. Maybe someone who has done the renewal before can offer some insight. Thanks!