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I-140 EB2 Approval for Korean Dentist Beneficiary and Dental Group Petitioner in Cleveland Ohio

by JP Sarmiento on January 27, 2017

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CASE: I-140 (EB-2)
EMPLOYER: Dental Group in Cleveland, OH
BENEFICIARY: Korean Dentist


Our client is from South Korea, who is currently working in the United States as an associate dentist under F-1 (OPT) status. His current employer was willing to do an immigration petition for him, second-preference. Our client has a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in the United States. After talking to our client, our firm concluded that his employer can petition him as an associate dentist. Based on our client’s education, professional and work background, our office determined that he is clearly eligible for EB-2 classification.

Prior to filing PERM, our firm prepared the prevailing wage request, job order, advertisements, internal job posting, recruitment report, and all other steps which are important pre-PERM filing. Take note that PERM could be filed at least 60 days from the job posting date or 30 days from the last ad. On October 6, 2015, the prevailing wage request was filed.  After we obtained Prevailing Wage determination, our office filed the job order on December 17, 2015.  On March 3, 2016, we promptly filed PERM.  Eventually, on June 27, 2016, the PERM Labor Certification was approved – an EB2 position for the Korean beneficiary.

We then proceeded with the I-140 Petition filing. We submitted the “ability to pay” letter for the I-140 petition application. We included the job offer letter, employer’s tax records, and other necessary supporting documents. The I-140 Petition was filed on July 22, 2016 via regular processing service. Eventually, on January 25, 2017, the I-140 EB-2 Petition for our Korean client was approved without any Request for Evidence (RFE). Our client already filed his I-485 adjustment of status application with his I-140 petition concurrently and his green card application will likely be approved soon.  

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