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Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 06-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,280
Posted By damialok
You can interfile

As long as you show that your job is atleast 50% different from the previous within the same company, you can use the experience from the current employer. You dont need to be promoted or move to...
Forum: Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP 06-02-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By damialok
6 (Six) Business Days

Once the card has been ordered it takes upto 6(Six) Business Days for the card to get mailed out. But in most cases cards arrive within 1 week(calendar) of the notice. Just in case others are...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-30-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
This is Getto heartland

NoJoke, you keep mentioning about homes that are in the least desirable neighborhoods. Even if the price went to $45k, I would not get it. This is bang-bang area mate.

Try finding deals in...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-28-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 34,172
Posted By damialok
Approval from NSC

Finally after 6 years, its my turn to report. Online is NOT updated but when I called NSC they informed that it was approved on 05/23/2008. They also informed me that it will take 6 business days to...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-26-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
I see that we have a difference in opinion. Based...

I see that we have a difference in opinion. Based on where I am and what I have on hand, I expect the slide in RE market to stop sometime by end of 2008 and early 2009. That does not mean the RE...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-26-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
No special loan needed for H1-b nor EAD

No special loan is needed for those in H1-b and EAD status. Although some small lenders might use that as a way to increase the interest rate. As long as you are a 'resident alien'(for taxation...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-24-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
Spoke with Liz about this presentation

NoJoke, I spoke directly with Liz Ann Sonders about 3 weeks back when she presented this latest analysis to us. Her 'real' mortgage interest rate is calculated as your loan interest rate +(-)...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
Buying a home

Home purchase apart from its investment objective is also personal.

Its the biggest asset for most ppl in their lifetime
Its fosters a sense of achievement and personal pride.
Immigrant...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-18-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By damialok
Most likely interview is required

Most likely an interview will be needed. But in cases where both 485s were submitted at the same time then USCIS can reconcile them automatically and not require an interview.
You can see the...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-18-2008, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By damialok
Interview not required

Generally an interview for EB 485 is not required. But for Quality/Audit purposes, a small number of cases might require personal interview. Issues like prior arrests(DUI etc), Out of Status,...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-18-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,180
Posted By damialok
Waiting to be assigned to an IO

Once your application is all cleared up(admin processing like FP, NC etc) then it gets sent to the 'floor'(provided it has a PD earlier than the Visa Bulletin) . Depending on the Service Center(and...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 05-13-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,122
Posted By damialok
USCIS to combine multiple 485s

USCIS will attempt to reconcile multiple 485s and combine them into one app. A lot depends on the A# assigned(should be present on the 485 receipt). If both your receipts show the same Alien number...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-05-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,324
Posted By damialok
Thats right

Well I dont get SSI benefits but is there a way we can convince USCIS to expedite cases that meet the first condition?
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-05-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,324
Posted By damialok
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-02-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,096
Posted By damialok
Contact Details

Not sure if they are active but try these.

Chief
Service Center Operations
(202) 272-1505

Domestic Operations Directorate
Chief
(202) 272-1710
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-01-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,032
Posted By damialok
I disagree, inefficieny with DOL and BECs

The reason they were current is because of inefficiencies with DOL. BECs had a lot of pending cases with really old PDs and once they cleared that up, the loads moved to USCIS. Thats the reason why...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-01-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,096
Posted By damialok
Pd

My PD and category is Aug 2002/EB2-India.
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,096
Posted By damialok
485-All clear and In-Line to be assigned to an IO

I called up NSC today and the IO(lady) was very cordial and knowledgeable. She asked for my receipt # and verified my DOB. Then she told me that everything was clear(including NC) and its 'In-Line'...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 04-29-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,551
Posted By damialok
Appreciate the efforts but where are my benefits

I very well appreciate the efforts of congress for advanced degree holders but what we need now is faster processing by USCIS.
We have all been stuck in DOL/BEC/USCIS for over 5-7 years and still...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 04-29-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,406
Posted By damialok
Notary Public

If you submit the forms personally, you dont need to notarize parent's passport copies, just take the originals and copies. Once they view the originals they will keep the copies and return...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 04-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By damialok
Service center and RD

What service center, NSC/TSC? And is your 485 RD July 2nd 2007?
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-22-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,598
Posted By damialok
Other categories

I-485 could be from family based, EB1 and ROW categories. I dont all these became Unavailable on July 2nd. Also you are right, USCIS didnt reject applications even though they came in between July...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 04-10-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By damialok
Similar pattern but not same

I work and live in CA. My employer is also in CA and we are July 2nd filers. Our 485 got transferred to TSC and then we received this letter stating that TSC has completed the initial processing and...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
Not misleading but my view on this

People reading these posts are not cogs. They know that its one person's view. Whatever its worth.

My post should be read with a context. Its always within a Location. RE is always about...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-08-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 623,859
Posted By damialok
No I am not a realtor

No, I aint a realtor but just a savvy investor who is waiting for his GC and wants to make passive income. I dont suggest ppl to buy 3 homes. What I wanted to convey is that in my humble opinion, its...
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