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Forum: Immigrant Visa 03-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By fittan
Yes...basically what you're doing is using AC21...

Yes...basically what you're doing is using AC21 to port your I-140. Instead of to another company, you're porting to your wife's. Check out question 8 from the link below:
...
Forum: Interesting Topics 11-18-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,905
Posted By fittan
Yes...it is true SBLI doesn't accept applicants...

Yes...it is true SBLI doesn't accept applicants w/o greencard or citizenship. I had my quote and was about to sign up when I was told...I was pissed.

Anyway, I waited and eventually got my GC and...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 09-18-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,082
Posted By fittan
If you move after getting green (i.e. more...

If you move after getting green (i.e. more security to buy house or relocate to new job), you'll still need to update USCIC using form AR-11. Tendency is to forget...

If you were on H1B before,...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 09-18-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,478
Posted By fittan
vxg...I disagree with your statement that...

vxg...I disagree with your statement that "stamp...can be forged'. Anything can be forged (e.g. passport, money). If the I-551 is legit what do you have to be afraid of?

wandmaker is correct....
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-15-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 82,614
Posted By fittan
If you close before 12/1, you will quality for...

If you close before 12/1, you will quality for the $8k first time homebuyer credit. Your salary is under $150K (if file jointly) so you'll get the full amount. After closing, file 1040x with form...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-14-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,040
Posted By fittan
Ahh...but you forgot to mention about the "extra"...

Ahh...but you forgot to mention about the "extra" money the renter keeps in his pocket/mth compounded over 10 years (say in a ultra save CD or bond fund earning 3%).

For example, home owner pays...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-14-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,040
Posted By fittan
Same example, $300k, 30 yr fix 5%...Month 1, your...

Same example, $300k, 30 yr fix 5%...Month 1, your principal increase is $360. Month 2 is $362...FAST FORWARD 10 YEARS LATER....month 120 is $592. Yup...after paying mortgage every month for 10 years,...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-14-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,040
Posted By fittan
Panini, I respectfully disagree that...

Panini,
I respectfully disagree that renting is "burning" money. There are 4 major components in a mortgage PITI (Principal, interest, tax and insurance). When you said "mortgage is going...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-14-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,151
Posted By fittan
Few things to add: 1) You need to determine...

Few things to add:

1) You need to determine sufficient coverage. If you have a mortgage and children, $500K is the minimum. A 30 year term non-smoker age 35+ should be about $350/year. You usually...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-14-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,040
Posted By fittan
You're not really "burning" $1000/month because...

You're not really "burning" $1000/month because there is also a cost associated with buying a home. Assuming a $300k loan, 30 yr, 5% fixed, the interest alone would be $1250. Factor in property tax,...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 07-14-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By fittan
I filed mine in July 07 too. Got approved about 6...

I filed mine in July 07 too. Got approved about 6 months later. Write to Ombudman and then go for Infopass. The Infopass system is different and more accurate than the online or phone. While at...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 07-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By fittan
dc, the 52K stated in the LCA is the "minimum"....

dc, the 52K stated in the LCA is the "minimum". The purpose is so that the labor dept knows that employer A is not a sweat shop and most importantly not artificially depressing American workers...
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 07-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By fittan
dcguy, 2 questions: 1) You are now...

dcguy,

2 questions:

1) You are now being paid $7k monthly. Why or what makes you think employer A is gonna pay you less next month? Isn't your paystub fix?

2) What is the "contract" about?
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 07-09-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,141
Posted By fittan
I have not heard of any rejection. But, the fact...

I have not heard of any rejection. But, the fact that you're receving 1099-MISC means that you're not full time. In fact, you're not even an employee for the company. If you receive an RFE, I assume...
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By fittan
Sk, Also check if the new company has had...

Sk,
Also check if the new company has had any recent layoffs. If so, the labor may be rejected for obvious reasons.

Fittan
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By fittan
Sk, I was in similar situation back in...

Sk,
I was in similar situation back in 2004. The key right now is that your H1B will expire in Dec 2010. In order to extend it beyond the 6th year, your labor must be filed for at least 1...
Forum: Interesting Topics 07-01-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 82,614
Posted By fittan
Puddonhead, Although you do "lose" the...

Puddonhead,
Although you do "lose" the standard deduction (i think it is $10,500 for married filing jointly), a chunk of it is the state income state. I live in Mass and paid about $6K to...
Forum: Interesting Topics 04-23-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By fittan
gc28262, I respectfully disagree. As...

gc28262,
I respectfully disagree. As you all know, the USCIS (online and phone) system is completely different from Infopass. What appears on the former is usually inaccurate. I know this...
Forum: Interesting Topics 04-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By fittan
If unsure, go with the lease date. No harm...

If unsure, go with the lease date. No harm informing USCIS earlier. I've changed my address before and trust me...it is a freaking mess. Here's my advice:

1) If you file online, make sure you save...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 03-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By fittan
delta, The online status and the USCIS...

delta,
The online status and the USCIS phone runs off a different system and are totally unreliable. The best way is to schedule a Infopass appointment. This system will tell you everything...
Forum: AC21 Portability after 180 days of 485 filing 03-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By fittan
No problem. AC21 doesn't care about location...

No problem. AC21 doesn't care about location change and some salary change won't raise any red flag. Since your title and job duties are the same, you're all set.
Forum: Non-Immigrant Visas 03-20-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By fittan
Not 100% but here's what I know: You can...

Not 100% but here's what I know:

You can file an extension using I-539 (see link)
...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 03-20-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By fittan
It is based on the labor job description and if...

It is based on the labor job description and if no labor, then I-140. Following is an extract from Murthy.

Many questions arise about how to determine whether a new job offer fits within AC21's...
Forum: Priority dates transfers and Post 140-approval options 03-19-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By fittan
You don't need a copy of your approved I-140 in...

You don't need a copy of your approved I-140 in order to invoke AC21. There's no official form and I think all you need is a letter to the USCIS that clearly states that your I-140 has been approved...
Forum: Interesting Topics 03-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,732
Posted By fittan
psaxena, The cancellation of your H1B...

psaxena,
The cancellation of your H1B will not affect your GC. If the job market is good, you can quickly transfer to another company within 1 to 2 weeks and this may "save" your H1B....
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