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  • pappu
    01-19 12:07 PM
    BTW many emails still came back undelivered after 3 days today. Such people cannot contribute money and also cannot contribute ther email address to IV. :)

    Thank you everyone for contributing. You are not only making this effort and organization strong, but also give core members confiidence that we can count on you and feel honored to represent commited members like you.

    We all share the same plight and it is a struggle for all of us. I urge you to be part of this struggle and sign up for monthly contributions. It s very critical for the success of this community of which you are also a member.

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  • pmat
    05-15 12:23 PM
    I have applied for birth certificate at Indian Consulate, SFO and received from them. They simply attested the information on my Passport on their letter head..will that be sufficient or I should get it from MRO/etc from India?

    The birth certificate you get from the Consulate is not sufficient for I-485. If you don't have a birth certificate from the Municipal corporation of the city where you were born: then you need a Non-Availability certificate from that Municipal Corporation + 2 affidavits from close relatives.

    Check with your lawyer for more information.

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  • CSPAmom
    08-14 08:50 AM
    Hi all,

    We are on the same boat. I'm wondering if there are any successful cases where CSPA and the Patriot Act were combined to ensure that the child remains under 21? My son's name has been deleted from the derivative beneficiary's list, however, he can remain eligible under this I-130 F-4 petition if the Consular calculate his age with Patriot Act 45 days. In that case, he can benefit from CSPA. Our case details as below:

    Priority Date: Oct. 16, 1996
    Approval Date: Dec. 4, 1996
    Days of Petition Pending: 49 days
    Child's 21st Birthday: May 31, 2007
    Child's age when visa became current: 21 years 62 days

    Need your advices. Thanks!

    Is there any one like my who misssed CSPA applicability by less than a month.If yes, please respond.

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  • Saralayar
    04-15 04:02 PM
    To whoever left the comment in my profile "why all this love for US Passport?"

    It all depends on what country you are a citizen of. If you are a passport holder of a country like Canada,Autralia or most european countries, then you may not see much benefit in holding a US passport when travelling. But people from certain other countries, have to go through the hassle of obtaining visas prior to international travel, vacations etc. Sometimes we even have to get transit visas for countries that we pass through on our way to the final destinations. And these visas cost money. But if you hold a US passport/citizen of the US, then they do not make you jump through all those hoops. You board the plane and you get a visitors visa once you land in almost all countries (there are exceptions, India and Australia for example). But there it is. That is one of the priviledges of having a US passport.


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  • kvrr
    05-16 04:03 PM

    I filed the online application for EAD renewal on May 3rd and required documents were sent to Phoenix drop box on May 6th. I paid the fees using a credit card. The EAD application was returned on May 15th. Reason a signature is not contained in the signature box of the application or petition. A signature in the "Signature of person preparing form, if other than above" block is not a valid signature for this purpose. Please sign and resubmit the application with the appropriate fees. How do you sign a online application? Did I do something wrong here? The EAD application which I received back from USICS is the applicant copy. Should I sign on the applicant copy or reprint a new completed EAD form. For the fees should I just submit the previous document showing fees paid through credit card.

    Any response will be appreciated.

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  • americandesi
    08-29 06:26 PM
    A good formal education is always desirable. I have no problem with that. What I take objection to is this entitlement mentality of some folks. A degree does not entitle a person to anything. It may help people get their foot in the door, but then on, they should be judged purely by contribution and merit. This is mostly the case in US and the reason why most Indians do well here. Contrast this to an Indian system and you see all sorts of differentiation going on. An engineering graduate thinks a commerce graduate is dirt. A commerce student thinks a history student is typically retarded. An IAS officer thinks he is GOD :D. A US degree holder (of Indian origin) thinks he should be ahead of immigration line. It goes on...
    In all this, we are forgetting the actual person and attaching too much weight to an educational certificate issued by an institute/university. Education is an on going thing. It is good to have formal education, but we often forget universities are not the only sources of education and degree certificates the only credentials. Heck, even USCIS recognizes this :D.

    Ladies and gents, if anyone of you have that coveted PhD from Stanford, don't jump into water yet, thinking you can walk on it :D:D


    Is USCIS doesn't give a damn about educational credentials why do they they have EB2 category for Aliens with Advanced Degree, EB1 category for Aliens with Ph.D, Uncapped H1 for Aliens with US degrees etc..

    Even Canadian point based Immigration system assigns more points for aliens with advanced degrees.


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  • InTheQueue05
    05-03 01:49 PM
    No Approval Yet! PRiority Date : Jun23rd.'06

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  • Sachin_Stock
    05-29 11:50 AM
    eFile: 5/2
    CPO: 5/13
    Cards Received: 5/27 (for me and spouse)

    (no fingerprinting)


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  • gdhiren
    09-20 11:19 AM
    The three days were packed with drama - Like any good drama, this too had it's moments of tension, action, and humor....the funniest one was:

    Right before the rally when Aman was EXTREMELY busy, he actually had 30 seconds for each reporter. Our sweet little Jane walks up to him and asks "Aman where are my clothes?"
    Aman had the funniest expression on his face :confused:

    Here is the background : All of us had stayed in the same hotel and at the check out time we had kept out luggage in the baggage room. Aman had the tags of Jane's bags and Jane thought that Aman would get her luggage @ the rally!

    Guys u had to be there - It was hilarious:D:D:D:D


    hahaha, I remmeber on Monday night while getting out of Situation room, Aman figured that two of his bags were missing and he was trying to figure out where they are. He only had his laptop bag with him. When I drove in to pick up 3 guys at the hotel, the guy who was with Aman (I forgot his name) thought I am picking up Aman and started putting Aman's laptop bag in trunk of my car. Aman saw it at the right moment and took that bag out of trunk and probably thought no wonder why his two other bags were missing.

    I think he eventually found those bags, people taking care of thos ebags took them for ride and dinner.

    beenwaiting, by the way they had to cut your (and mine too) interview on AajTak. They had to choose between our interview and LogicLife's speech, it was an easy choice for me as logiclife's speech was more important. I'll post the clip as soon as I have it. You should be on one of the other channel interviews, thanks a lot for being available for that.

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  • immuser
    01-25 07:18 PM
    Just one point Slumdog -- You know, I have never seen anyone who rents, writing this kind of a story and justifying his decision. I wonder, why not? Why do YOU have to justify over here? Are you justifying to others or you are justifying to yourself?

    You put too much stress on "quality of life". One can have a good quality of life in a small apartment.

    I keep telling my wife that our apartment looks small only when she goes to department stores and shops like crazy. Our walk-in-closet is the nearest thing to a Black Hole. Mass density is so high in that area that pretty soon even light would not come out of it.

    I strongly believe in "Simple Living, High Thinking". I can not say I implement it all the time, however, I try to keep it in my mind during my decision making process.

    Slumdog, You have great writing skills.

    "One can have a good quality of life in a small apartment...."

    Not true - a small apt is a small apt no matter what. Yes, you can live with peace of mind in a small apt, and yes you can live happily in a small apt. This does not equate to quality of life. The "quality of life" in a 4 bedroom house with back yard is greater than that in a small 650 sq ft single bedroom apt ( if you put the same person who was happy in the small apt into the 4 bedroom house - even if his happiness level remains the same, his quality of life just went up)


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  • bkarnik
    12-14 10:37 AM
    I had a friend who tried to register but the website wouldn't because he has yet to file his LC, can someone confirm this? otherwise I will personally help my friend if he is making any mistake.

    He is forwarding to his Chinese friends to spread the word..


    What your friend can do is enter the tentative month he thinks his LC is going to be filed. He can always update his user profile once the LC is actually filed. I would however request all members who are introducing others to request them to enter a valid email that they access frequently. IV is not in the business of selling emails or sending junk mail. But valid and regularly accessed emails are a vital tool in getting members involved when a significant push is needed.

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  • GCWaiter03
    05-15 11:13 AM
    Hi GCWaiter,

    Why do you suggest going for x-ray instead of skin test?


    For Indians we had vaccination in India at our childhood. Due to this some will get positive results in the skin test. Then doctor is going to recommends for chest x-ray. Some of the doctor's are going to overlook this. Because the medical report is a sealed cover we don�t know what number he written in the medical examination form. You can ask the doctor.

    And one more thing is for skin test we have wait couple of days.

    From my experience I recommend others to go for x-ray. In my case my immigration doctor, he written 5mm as reaction for skin test. USCIS sent RFE on this to go for x-ray.
    I gone for x-ray and answered the RFE immediately.

    A chest x-ray is required only if the reaction to the TB skin test is 5mm or greater.


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  • ImmiLosers
    01-15 02:04 PM
    Based on my exprience I would like to share my knowledge on Investing and Trading on how the market works.May help you better understand the market dynamics...

    Good comments...

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  • pappu
    07-14 09:27 AM
    Good to see an EB3 thread with so many people in EB2 getting Greencards these days.
    It is a matter of time EB2 I is current and nobody from EB2 will care for EB3. It is comforting that many IV core is EB3 and some good will happen to EB3. A friend of mine with EB3 I PD in 2008 has literally lost all hope of getting greencard and that is very sad. It is painful to see EB2 people not helping EB3 people. Why?

    You are right that there is no hope for EB3 India. But only as long as you and others in EB3 do not meet their lawmakers. Take part actively in action items. We have details of every local town hall meeting in your area and you can go there. We can help you set up your meeting with your lawmaker in his office. We can help you meet in their DC office if you want to get really active. We have several more details and ideas and need people to work on them.

    FYI we never use the terms like EB2 or EB3 in our meetings with lawmakers. There is no priority in our agenda based on category or nationality. You will not find anywhere EB2 or EB3 based agenda here.


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  • reddysn
    05-23 07:51 PM
    Your lawyer will receive the approved doc
    of around 8 pages. It will be mentioned some where I guess in the doc.

    Is there any documents you will receive after your Perm has approved? And how can I know it's a EB2 perm or a EB3 perm?

    Yes, I have some trusty issues with my employer and the attorney is hired by my employer. :mad:

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  • camarasa
    07-14 12:14 PM
    Even when three days do pass and, if they bother to reply, we wont see it for a while...


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  • GCisLottery
    01-18 03:48 PM
    The recurring payment is a nice idea, however the options are limited.

    For e.g. I tried to revise mine to $25 from $20, there's no option to do so.

    I will probably cancel this subscription and setup one from my bank.

    $25, $50, $75, $100 are ideal amounts. I don't know if PayPal charges for each subscription option you create(I would think not).

    Please chew on it and and implement, if you think it's good.

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  • raj2007
    04-07 09:01 PM
    Very good reference. I think we need to include this in our agenda for the phase 2 campaign.

    You have rasied very valid point and Canada credit 50% of the time before getting PR there. But I don't think this is so easy to get due to chain migration fear.

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  • mikesin
    04-08 02:50 PM
    I am very confused. First they retrogress and then they make it unavailable. How could they be in the dark with regards to the number of "approvable" applications!!!:mad:

    08-06 01:23 AM
    Looks like out of excitement ppl r posting on both the tracker threads...and most of the other guyz waiting r feeling the pain.Every hour seems to be going like a day rite now.OMG whenz all of this comin to an end???

    04-16 10:50 AM
    I didn't miss a zero. USCIS gets 456,000 apps per year. They can give 521,000. Which means they have extra 65,000 per year. So to clear 600,000 at the rate of 65,000 per year is about 9.2 years.

    This is not a discussion for this, but your argument is not clear. If USCIS gets 456,000 apps per year, and they can clear $521,000 per year (more than what they get), where is the question of 10 year wait? New applications don't get cleared first, they are put at the back (of course with a lot of inefficiency, and irregualrities). Wait is due to uneven distribution of apps/countries.