Bashyam Spiro Immigration Law Group_AC21 Portability

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Are you currently going through the employment-based residency process and wonder if changing jobs will impact your application? Have you heard about AC21 portability and want to learn more about how it can impact your case? If so, this informative Webinar is for you! During this webinar Bashyam Spiro LLP’s immigration attorneys will explain how changing jobs can impact a residency application, and what steps one must take if changing jobs when the application is still pending.

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Bashyam Spiro Immigration Law Group_AC21 Portability

  1. 1. BUSINESS IMMIGRATION SEMINAR TOPIC: I-140/I-485 PORTABILITY Murali Bashyam Bashyam & Spiro, LLP
  2. 2. <ul><li>OVERVIEW: EMPLOYMENT-BASED </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Certification (Reg/RIR) </li></ul><ul><li>I-140/Consular Processing </li></ul><ul><li>I-140/Adjustment of Status </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Laid Off Or Change Jobs? </li></ul><ul><li>Old Law – Out Of Luck </li></ul><ul><li>New Law - Depends </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>180 Day Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Has Your I-485 Been Pending For At Least 180 Days? </li></ul><ul><li>If Yes – Your Process May Continue </li></ul><ul><li>If No – Sorry! (Unless…Forward Looking) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Can Change Jobs If: </li></ul><ul><li>I-485 Pending For At Least 180 Days </li></ul><ul><li>Same or Similar Employment </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Same Or Similar? </li></ul><ul><li>No Real BCIS Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Occupational Titles </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Is The New Employer Willing To Take Over? </li></ul><ul><li>Send Letter to The BCIS </li></ul><ul><li>What If The Old Employer Withdraws The I-140 </li></ul><ul><li>BCIS Memo – Application Continues </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>LAID OFF? </li></ul><ul><li>How Soon Do I Need To Find A New Job? </li></ul><ul><li>Before a BCIS Request for Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Before a BCIS Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Before BCIS Adjudication of the I-485 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Does The New Employer Have To File Another I-140? </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Do I Have To Find A Job In The Same Location? </li></ul><ul><li>Not According To Regulatory Language </li></ul><ul><li>One INS Office - YES </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>CURRENT I-485 PROCESSING TIMES </li></ul><ul><li>TSC – 12/1/2000 </li></ul><ul><li>CSC - 11/16/2001 </li></ul><ul><li>NSC - 8/22/2001 </li></ul><ul><li>VSC - 1/1/2002 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Murali Bashyam </li></ul><ul><li>Bashyam & Spiro, LLP </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.immigrationcounsel.com </li></ul><ul><li>(703) 506-4500 or (919) 833-0840 </li></ul>

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