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Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-28-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,694
Posted By zephyrr
mine too

looks like they are now processing jul-aug 2003 cases, i got mine on may 21st, i'm a jul 2nd filer with pd jul 2003.
Forum: Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 05-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By zephyrr
551 stamp

my lawyers have indicated that i would need a 551 stamp in the passport if the card doesn't arrive on time, using AP etc is not an option.

anyone been through this situation and has more details?...
Forum: Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 05-22-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By zephyrr
jul 2nd filer, 485 approved

i thought i would share that my 140+485 which was concurrently filed on 2nd jul got approved today. seems like the ead renewal trigerred it as i see a LUD on that as well.

looks like 2003 pd are...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,265
Posted By zephyrr
risky without 140 approved

bottomline is that it is risky without an approved 140. yes, ur lawyer may be correct, i'm a jul 2nd filer with pd 2003 and i still don't have my 140 approved from tsc. i have a couple of offers but...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 05-09-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By zephyrr
tsc!

my pd is current and i still cannot get any status at tsc. last time they told me that the current 485 processing date for tsc is in june (29), and you case was filed in jul, so they can't tell...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 05-08-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,209
Posted By zephyrr
talk to a lawyer

ask a lawyer...

my brother, who just joined as an asst. prof at a top university (after a phd at stanford) has 4-5 publications, many other co-author papers, many conference invitations and...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-26-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,180
Posted By zephyrr
great idea

this is a great idea, i have thought about this many times, but didn't post anything because there are many in the IV forums who think that IV should remain focussed on immigration issues. many...
Forum: Documents, Filing, forms, directions and mailing 04-23-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,096
Posted By zephyrr
thanks

thanks for the replies guys.

as for photos, we've been using so many of late that i've a 2x2x20 set in photoshop and as jpeg file, whenever i need one i send it off to my color printer!
Forum: Documents, Filing, forms, directions and mailing 04-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,096
Posted By zephyrr
self filing ead

folks,
i'm planning to file my ead myself using paper based form. i've read the 12 page instructions for filing I-765 and in the filing fee they say you can pay by a check drawn on any US bank. They...
Forum: Out of status, employment gap and status revalidation 04-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By zephyrr
employer won't do anything

i also work for a fortune 11 company. typically, if there is an rfe on you case after you leave, the employer doesn't care to respond to it. also, the lawyer won't do it either unless the employer...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-22-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,858
Posted By zephyrr
dates not indicative anyway

clearly, the dates don't mean much. my receipt date for 140 is jul 2nd, even when they were showing aug 15, i didn't get my 140 approved. many others from the same region in my company got approvals...
Forum: Out of status, employment gap and status revalidation 04-13-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,568
Posted By zephyrr
after 180 days

if a 140 is not approved, there are 2 situations:

1 140 withdrawn after 180 days : as per aytes memo, even if ur 140 is withdrawn, uscis has to look at ur case as if it were pre 180 days. people...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 04-11-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,624
Posted By zephyrr
even if pd is current

i know the visa bulletin is something ppl pray for more than anything else, but just because a PD is current doesn't mean anything.

my pd is jul 03, even my 140 has not been approved in 9 months...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 03-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By zephyrr
yes, set for bungy jump

Yes, there is a certain amount of risk depending on the company you work for. If you work for a Fortune 10 which has a 100% track record wit 140s, your risk is mitigated.


I agree that one should...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 03-21-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By zephyrr
perhaps not?

Question 11. When is an I-140 no longer valid for porting purposes?
Answer: An I-140 is no longer valid for porting purposes when:
A. an I-140 is withdrawn before the alien’s I-485 has been pending...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 03-21-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,051
Posted By zephyrr
what about non approved 140

what happens when the I-140 is not approved, if one uses AC21 after 180 days of concurrent filing of I-140 and 485, does a withdrawl by the employer affect anything?
Forum: News articles and reports 02-14-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,580
Posted By zephyrr
term

i've term group insurance from metlife, 500K for 390/yr, this is through my employer.
Forum: News articles and reports 02-14-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,580
Posted By zephyrr
thumb rule

here is the thumb rule, you want to buy enought insurance that'll replace the income after you are gone.

then income to replace * 20 = insurance to get

so, if you make $50,000/yr and your...
Forum: Michigan (MI) 01-25-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,492
Posted By zephyrr
texas

thanks walking_dude and martosik for taking this up.

fyi - you can renew your driver's license in tx for 7 yrs online. i did that now even though mine is expiring end of the year.
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 01-13-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,461
Posted By zephyrr
can we have a $ amount to target

i'm a contributing member to the local npr station along with IV, i always find that they have quaterly goals, like $500K for the year of some similar figure and then they break those down into...
Forum: North Carolina (NC) 12-24-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,409
Posted By zephyrr
good point

sargon has a good point - but - i believe that in order to be successful with a grassroots organization, it is important to feel like you are part of a community. social posts like these serve to...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 12-16-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,901
Posted By zephyrr
handling depression

i'm glad someone brought this up, i'm in the same boat, came in 1998, applied in jul 2003 eb2.

i think it is important to get at the bottom of what is making one depressed, is it the gc ...
Forum: Action Items for everyone 12-15-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By zephyrr
poems

bharatpremi+others,

this is great poem, one we often went back to when i was growing up.

however, i don't know about others, but i'm am bit tired of the same repeated 'join your state chapter...
Forum: Action Items for everyone 12-10-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,247
Posted By zephyrr
voluntary it is

I've been on the website for sometime, started out with a positive attitude, contributed etc, but got totally * turned off* by childish posts like the one from Logiclife. Emotional responses to...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 11-28-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 76,934
Posted By zephyrr
another lawyer's advice

i haven't used ap yet, but when i asked the same question to my lawyers (berry appleman and leiden, usabal.com), they said that you can use h1 even after using ap.

as you said, this has been a...
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