Archive for the ‘Form I-140’ Category

EB1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions for Engineers

EB1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions for Engineers The EB1 extraordinary ability green card allows anyone in the arts, sciences, business, education or athletics to sponsor their own green card.  No job offer or labor certification is required.  The requirements for this category are quite high but not insurmountable.  Our office has handled thousands of immigration cases […]

USCIS Appointment and Green Card Interview Rules – NEW

New USCIS Interview for Employment Based I485 Applicants For the past 15 years, USCIS has only required in person interview of employment based I485 applicants in situations where the USCIS adjudicator believed the applicant may have committed fraud, violated their nonimmigrant status or had a criminal record.  On August 28, 2017 that all changed.  USCIS has […]

PERM Expiration

Is it true that new labor certificates expire? A: Yes, unfortunately, the PERM certifications now expire. They are valid 6 months after certification and the I-140 must be filed before they expire or you must obtain a new certificate.

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Processing Procedure for Form I-140 and I-485 at the Texas Service Center (TSC) and Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

New processing procures at the NSC and TSC regarding concurrently filed Form I-140 and Form I-485 are creating difficulties for borderline cases.  Previous USCIS Memoranda required USCIS adjudicating officers who denied an Petitioner’s Form I-140 to hold the Form I-485 for up to 30 days after the Form I-140 denial in case the Petitioner chose […]