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I-485 submission along with I-140 and EAD


Do I need to submit the I-485 form at the same time as I-140 form?


USCIS does not require one to submit I-485 at the same time. Petitioners submit it for number of reasons such as to get an EAD or Advanced parole. EAD and AP petitions can only be applied along with or after 485 petitions.


Also, I am under OPT (optional practical training). I have my employment authorization until November 2011. Do I need to send this again?


The new employment authorization from I-485 petition will be associated with the a different/new status (called… Continue reading

EB2 India Retrogresses to 01 Jan 2000!

Applies to: EB2 permanent resident petitioners

Source: Department of State

The June Visa Bulletin from the U.S. Department of State, which will become effective as of June 1st, has a very unwelcome news that the cutoff date for India in the EB2 category has retrogressed to January 1, 2000. The May Visa Bulletin, with an EB2 India cutoff date of February 15, 2004 remains effective through May 31, 2009.

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