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  • Gilmout
    08-22 09:48 AM
    Anyone have any ideas on what EB3 Rest of World will be in the October Visa Bulletin. My Priority date is OCT 2005 EB3 Rest of World. Do you think I have a long wait?





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  • PD_Dec2002
    06-29 08:11 PM
    If you were current for June and if the USCIS received your application in June, then you are 100% fine. USCIS stamps the "received date" on the package. So when they open it for processing (1,2,3 weeks later), they will see that your PD was current when they received it.

    Of course, if your PD is not current when they open it, then of course, your 485 won't be approved. But you will get your EAD and AP.

    Thanks,
    Jayant

    P.S.: Note that there is some disagreement about whether the USCIS looks at the date they received the package or the date your package is post-marked.





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  • gbof
    10-06 05:30 PM
    I just called USCIS using POJ method. Nice IO . She took time listening BUT same darn response.
    I had opened a service request on 9/8 . I recieved a letter stating to wait for 6 months.
    IO told me ,all the name check, FP are cleared. No RFE.
    Since SR is open, wait for 6 months.
    well, thats my story.
    PD:Aug'04
    EB2
    TSC

    Don't lose hope...we get all sort of answers on phone. If everything is clear you are going to get approval. It is a matter of days





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  • pd_recapturing
    11-15 12:20 PM
    I am new to forum. How to contact PD_reacpturing?
    Hi Bkn96, I received your PM. Please check your PM. Thx



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  • chanduv23
    07-09 08:48 PM
    Hello all
    I am a silent visitor of this website.
    Just my 2 cents... Don't think USA is like India where you can do something forcefully. Why don't you guys understand the real problem of USCIS.
    Do you think that by sending flower to USCIS will force them to make EB2/EB3 current for 2005/2006/2007 guys??

    Please try to understand their problem.
    Also India is the great. Why don't you guys just think that India is your home country where you are born and brought up. Why you people can't just wait and watch?? If nothing happens to the so called GC, then why don't you think to pack up and go back to India???????

    My sincere request, please don't do rally, you might be arrested......you never know what they can do..... Don't you think that, it is better to go back to India rather than being embarrassed here in US???

    Isn't it a shame on us to go for Rally to get GC?????:D

    Just think that you will get it when time comes, otherwise pack up.

    Please don't take much tension as life is very short. I am assuring you all, nothing will happen with law suit and flower campaign.Don't irritate USCIS by doing all this please.

    EB2 India
    PD-2005-May
    I140 approved-Sept 2006

    Nice joke - comedy





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  • Abhinaym
    08-07 09:59 AM
    Notes:
    If you already have applied in EB2 you won't be affected.
    If you have a Masters you won't be affected.

    I have a small doubt here. I'm still trying to understand this porting business. Why is that those who have already applied in EB2/Masters will not be affected?

    If people with earlier PD port to EB2, it will make my processing longer, no? (IFF my PD is later than theirs')

    I'm not for or against this action of yours, but just curious about your assertion. Please let me know.



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  • Madhuri
    03-26 01:23 PM
    Guys,
    I am tired of short term projects and I started my FT job search in March first week, got 2 offers, both companies are fine with EAD. Only question HR asked me is, "your EAD expires in Sept,when are you starting the renewal process?" I told her that I can apply for renewal only within 90-120 days time frame. She was fine with my answer and also mentioned that she is aware of the fact there is some time line for EAD renewal.
    I'll be starting my new FT job from Monday.

    So bottom line is there are some HR people who are well aware of EAD and the strings attached to it. You are definitely going to meet them sooner or later, don't loose hope.

    BTW why am I using AC21? - my PD is March 2006 (EB3 India), so I decided to use AC-21/EAD, as nobody knows how long this GC journey is? I am already in my 8th year of H1.





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  • abuddyz
    01-31 09:03 AM
    prashantc,

    congratulations!!



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  • skd
    07-09 06:39 PM
    This is perfect. It will drag more media attention!!!

    He will get credit for all these flowers, and we will soung stupid that we just care obout our-slves but USCIS cares abou veterans.

    USCIS people...trying to make fun of our misery





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  • appas123
    08-16 12:06 PM
    We received the snail mail welcome notice today after receiving the email ADIT stuff last Tuesday (August 10). That makes it five business days. On the notice it says that we should receive our permanent resident card within three weeks. Anybody who actually received it within three weeks?



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  • punjabi
    03-29 05:43 PM
    I am not an expert but I have a hunch that EB2 India will progress to Jun 1 2006.


    Based on your calculations , Experts, please let us know what to expect, if 12000 GC are released for EB2. Where will the cutoff come and stop..
    Can you please post that link that shows how many are waiting year-wise.





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  • trueguy
    08-20 01:23 PM
    It looks like USCIS is interpreting the rule the way they like.

    It looks to me that they have lots of pressure from big companies and they are approving their applications in Particular. e.g., EB2-I with PD of 2006 are getting approvals, however EB2-I with PD in 2004 are still waiting.

    There is no FIFO here and there is no clear rule. They can do whatever they like.

    I am EB3-I too, plz don't take me wrong.



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  • MeraNaamJoker
    09-15 01:36 PM
    Can someone please post the steps to open an SR and get an Infopass? I may have a biometrics appointment coming up soon. Can they help with application status questions?

    TIA

    Biometrics has no questions to answer. Just follow their instructions at the center.

    To create SR,

    Call the toll free number and select some options for you to reach a live representative.

    Tell them that you are waiting for a very long time and needs update.

    You need to have your receipt notice with you. And your wife too (matters only if you are married, just for the sake of it, do not bring in anyone else's wife...just kidding)

    If your wife is not with you, they will create the SR for her. Hence suggested. Take down the name of Rep and the confirmation number.

    That's it.





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  • rajpatelemail
    01-05 06:16 PM
    Do not think this to discourage or anything like that...

    Guys .. Pls stop dreaming.. you do not have any idea what you are talking about..

    Guys in this thread may be newcomers to the game..

    I was here since 1998... and cud not stop surprised to see the ideas in this thread..veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryy yyyyyyyy farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from reality.

    Better to wor for admin things like visa recapture, some admin things within INS w/o any legislative action.

    Do you guys have any idea that it needs legislative approval for things you are dreaming of...

    It means it shd win in 100 members senate and in 500+ members house.

    As Pappu suggested it is better to get more publicity, funds and then work for few admin things first(Gives a big relief) ...

    But guys, what you are thinking is far beyond the dream itself.

    I guess Pappu is the only guy active in Core now...
    However let us concentrate as Core suggested, as they know the realities/pains involved.

    Pappu, any core members active other than yourself, because i did not see a core member other than you fr more than a year...



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  • aadimanav
    01-03 12:55 AM
    Source:
    http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/current.php?artType=view&artMonth=January&artYear=2008&EntryNo=7723

    Delay In The Age Of Security - Employee Green Card Woes

    Geoffrey Forney
    WolfBlock
    Geoffrey Forney is an Associate in WolfBlock's Employment Services Practice Group and is a member of the group's Immigration Services Team. Geoffrey handles all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including employment- and family-based immigration, removal (deportation) defense and asylum.

    Many human resources representatives who handle immigration matters are well aware that dealing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be confusing and at times frustrating. The agency has volumes of regulations, policies, decisions and guidelines governing the admission and employment of foreign nationals. Understanding the agency's requirements can be an overwhelming task. In addition, the agency's decision process is often obscure, leaving employers and foreign nationals guessing about the procedures that affect them directly.

    Added to the confusion is the baffling situation of the excessively long-delayed adjudication of green card and naturalization applications. Employers spend a lot of time and money to sponsor valued foreign national employees only to find that the last stage of the process (adjustment of status or "green" card) is bogged down within a quagmire of endless and seemingly unexplainable delay. Applicants for green cards can face delays up to seven years or more. From an HR perspective, the situation is frustrating: all of the employee's appropriate paperwork has been filed, but the USCIS simply refuses to act on the application. Employers and foreign nationals make inquires with the USCIS only to be told that their applications are being held up because of "security" issues.

    What "security" issues? Many foreign nationals are upset by this response, because they know that they have never had any contacts with law enforcement. Just because a foreign national is caught in security clearance delays does not necessarily mean that the person has had problems with law enforcement authorities. In the vast majority of cases, it simply means that the foreign national's name matches in some way a name in an FBI administrative file. Only after the USCIS confirms that the foreign national is not the same individual who is listed in the FBI administrative file will the USCIS proceed with the adjudication of the green card or naturalization application. It sounds simple enough, so why does this process take so long?

    Congress requires the USCIS to perform criminal background checks on foreign nationals applying to become permanent residents (green card holders) or naturalized citizens of the United States. In addition to the Congressionally mandated criminal background check, DHS performs two other background checks on foreign nationals applying for green cards or citizenship. The criminal background check is a relatively easy and fast check: the USCIS obtains a fingerprint impression from the foreign national and checks this fingerprint image against the FBI's Criminal Master File. This check is usually completed within 48 hours, as it is largely a computer automated system. The second type of check, the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) check, is also very quick. The IBIS check is based on a database containing information from 26 different federal agencies that includes information on persons of "interest" to law enforcement. This check is usually completed immediately upon entering the foreign national's name into a computer database.

    The problem arises with the third and final background check, known as the "name check." Although Congress does not require name checks, in 2002 legacy INS began requesting name checks for all green card and citizenship applications as part of its post-9/11 heightening of security. A "name check" is performed by taking every permutation of the foreign national's full name and comparing those various permutations against the FBI's "Universal Index," which references the FBI's Central Records System, a voluminous archive of administrative, personnel and investigative files. Of course, foreign nationals with common names will usually "match" an FBI file. In addition, a foreign national's name need not necessarily match a "main" file name, containing, for example, a suspect's name, but may match "reference" names, including informants and witnesses. Hence, the universe of possible matches is very large.

    Although the FBI usually responds to a USCIS request for a name check within two weeks, if there is a "hit" or match between one or more permutations of the foreign national's name, a more extensive search must be completed. If a secondary search does not clear the foreign national's name, the USCIS requests a manual investigation of the relevant FBI case files. Since a "match" ultimately leads to a manual inspection of physical files. The process is time and labor intensive. One of the main reasons for the excessive delays in this arena is the lack of resources devoted to the manual inspection of files. To date, the USCIS and FBI currently have more than 340,000 cases in the name check backlog, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman.

    As a result, a foreign national stuck in the name check backlog can expect to wait a very long time - a matter of years - before expecting a final adjudication of his or her application for a green card or citizenship. In some cases, a final resolution never occurs. It is not unusual to find applicants with unresolved cases that are more than five years old.

    Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman cited "name check" delays as a major problem for the agency in his 2007 annual report. The Ombudsman questioned the utility and effectiveness of the name check process, noting that "[n]ame check[s] are not conducted by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation or from a need to learn more about an individual because of any threat or risk perceived by the FBI." Furthermore, the Ombudsman suggested that the name check program does not comply with DHS Secretary Chertoff's risk management modeling, because the cost of name checks far outweighs the purported national security benefit: "Considering the protection the FBI name check provides, the cost of government resources used, and mental and actual hardships to applicants and their families, USCIS should reassess the continuation of its policy to require FBI name checks in their current form." Notwithstanding the Ombudsman's criticism of the name check program, other high-level USCIS officials continue to support the process, so it appears that name checks will remain a part of green card and naturalization applications.


    (Part 2 in the next post below)





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  • vikki76
    10-22 05:49 PM
    Isn't it strange, card production ordered mail and Physical card on the same day.
    Actually he got his card first and then later in day CPO email came in. Very strange indeed.



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  • ganguteli
    05-09 02:50 PM
    Hunter,
    why don't you go back to the country where your immigrant great grandfather came illegally to this country.
    And BTW do not forget to say sorry to the Native Indians whom your great grand fathers killed before you leave.





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  • seekerofpeace
    10-06 04:40 PM
    Guys,
    As you know my wife got approved yesterday I received her CPO mail I checked the new funky website of USCIS case status and she was at the last DOT that of card production ordered....so we heaved a sigh of relief.....BTW I was approved on Sept 3rd and I am still at Post Decision Circle....

    Today we got another mail from USCIS....Notice mailed welcoming applicant blah blah...you may get card in 60 days barring any ADIT processing blah blah....and her status in that funky website moved backward two holes to "Decision" hole...

    Strange ain't it...I hope it does not move backward any further for any of us...

    Strange are the ways of USCIS





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  • jamesbond007
    11-04 11:10 AM
    Well, all the jobs you mentioned in your message now falls in Zone 4 i.e. Eb3.
    Only option that person may have now is to change career altogether in the fields where desi consulting companies do not operate.

    I need to read up on the new zones implementation.

    But if you may, please answer this question: If one wants to change jobs within the same company to a new job that falls in the same zone as his current one, can he do that without a new LCA?
    The new job is in the same building/region; just some additional responsibility and would be in a different group than the present one.





    jsb
    10-12 09:33 AM
    It is a oneway call for giving information on, "USCIS Receipting Delay - How Does This Affect You?" Perhaps they are going to repleat what they said on this on Oct 5 (i.e. mention nothing about applications not in the system, other than just to wait). What if USCIS guys mixed up "done" and "yet to be done" boxes. You will perhaps never find un-entered filings, unless someone checks manually each and every filing in each and every box.





    crksd
    10-16 09:30 PM
    No, we didn't raise a SR after the interview. I was planning on doing it early next week since I had not seen any LUDs since our interview, and then we found a nice surprise this morning. But, if you are wait has been longer, it certainly won't hurt to do it. Good luck in your case too.



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