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by worryfreeinvestor
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: What to do when Port authority took Green Card
Replies: 5
Views: 7802

Quite right: they're probably all enjoying themselves on the beach in Guam, instead of the rest of us in the U.S. rat race, struggling to pay our taxes on time!
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: I-765 for dependent spouse
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

I-765 for dependent spouse

I think I know the answer to this but want to be sure. I have H1-B and work; wife has H4 and does not work. My employer applied I-140 for me and I-485/I-765 for me & wife. CIS just e-mailed me informing me to expect I-765s for me & wife within 30 days. Do I understand correctly that my wife, who cur...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H1-B and accidental 1099
Replies: 7
Views: 4424

I am Canadian working in U.S. for 3 years on TN1 and then H1-B visa. Earn a salary in U.S. on visa. Also earn trivial income from other U.S. parties doing the same thing (writing articles on my subject of expertise). This amounts to less than 1% of my salary income. These parties issue 1099s. I have...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: What to do when Port authority took Green Card
Replies: 5
Views: 7802

Mu understanding is that if she was outside the U.S. more than 6 months, the green card is no longer valid.
by worryfreeinvestor
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

Thanks for the reply, nevertheless. I went ahead and paid the legal fees for my wife's application. In the grand scheme of things, $3,010 is not that big a deal, is it? (My 2007 bonus more than covered it.) Applications submitted on February 25, 2008, and I am EB2, which has no backlog and the lawye...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

Cost of green card

OK, the lawyer has given me an invoice of $3010 for the costs of my spouse's application, of which $2000 are his fees and $1010 are the US gov't's processing charges. However, my employer will not tell me how much he's paying for my LPR appllication. (These are for both I-140 and the I-485.) Do you ...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Is DOL Labor Certification portable before I-140/I-485?
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

Is DOL Labor Certification portable before I-140/I-485?

OK, here goes: I have an H1-B and employer has applied for green card. Received Labor Certification but employer is holding up submitting I-140 and I-485 (for mismanagement reasons discussed in another thread). I have read Mr. Eiss' website about the AC21 provisions about portability of green card a...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: USCIS Processing Times: I don't understand them!
Replies: 1
Views: 2326

USCIS Processing Times: I don't understand them!

https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/Processtimes.jsp?SeviceCenter=NSC is the website for the Nebraska processing center, as of Nov. 14, 2007. Some of the processing times are "30 days" or "two months" but some are dates. For example, the I-140 for advanced degree has a date of March 21, 2007. What does...
by worryfreeinvestor
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

Can my employer submit my I-140 & I-485 and not wife's?

As noted above, my employer's lawyer has prepared all the green card application paperwork , for me and my wife, including a I-134 Affidavit of Support for my notarized signature. (I have the LC and she is my dependent.) Then my employer decided to present me a bill of $3010 for my wife's share of t...
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

My thoughts exactly: a curious choice. On the other hand, I hear the skiing in Whistler is looking very good this year so it may be time to go home.
by worryfreeinvestor
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

What do you think of this?

Thanks, nelsona. Not that I expect you to take any responsibility for your response to the following question, but check this out: What do you think of an employer who brings a Canadian down in May 2005, when he's already married, pays for a house-hunting trip with spouse, pays for TD-1, H1-B, etc,,...
by worryfreeinvestor
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: Spouse's green card: who usually pays?
Replies: 13
Views: 12765

Spouse's green card: who usually pays?

I am a Canadian working in the U.S. whose employer is applying for my Legal Permanent Residency, and paying the legal fees. I have a spouse who is not employed. In this case, does the employer usually pay the spouse's legal fees too. Or does the family bear the cost? Or is there no standard?
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 23338

Here's the message I just received from my firm's lawyer today. I'm guessing this is good news. Any bets on when my LPR will come through? "Joe’s case has been approved by DOL. He was filed as EB-2. The priority date is September 18, 2007, however there is currently no immigrant visa backlog for h...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 23338

One more question about Priority Dates

When I look at the State Dept Visa Bulletin for November 2007, [url]http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_3827.html[/url], there are two boxes that show the PDs that are being processed. In the employment-based visa box, many of the cells simply have the letter "C" instead of a date. A...
by worryfreeinvestor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Business & Personal Immigration to the United States
Topic: H-1B: Switching Employers
Replies: 38
Views: 23338

Thanks very much for the very clear explanation.