CASE: I-485 (Based on EB-2 I-140 Approval)
CLIENT: Nepali Computer Systems Analyst
LOCATION: Omaha, Nebraska
Our client is a computer systems analyst from Nepal, who is currently working for a software distributing company in Omaha, Nebraska. The company was willing to do an immigration petition for him, second-preference. Our client has a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and has worked for this company since October 2011. He has maintained his status as an H-1B visa holder in the United States.
After talking to our client, our firm concluded that his potential employer can petition him as a Computer Systems Analyst. Based on our client’s educational and professional background as an engineer and management analyst, our office determined that he is eligible for EB-2 classification.
Prior to filing the PERM labor certification, 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 the PERM Labor Certification application could be filed at least 60 days from the job posting date or 30 days from the last ad. Within a week from our retention, the prevailing wage request was filed. On December 17, 2012, we filed the PERM labor certification application. Eventually, on April 17, 2013, exactly four months from filing, the PERM labor certification was approved – an EB2 position for a Nepali Computer Systems Analyst.
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 May 9, 2013 via premium processing. Within a week of the filing, on May 16, 2013, the I-140 EB2 Petition was approved.
After the I-140 was approved, our client retained our office again for his I-485 adjustment of status application. On June 3, 2013, our office filed an I-485 adjustment of status application for our client. Everything went smoothly and the receipt notices and fingerprint appointment came on time. Eventually, on August 16, 2013, only about two months later, the USCIS Nebraska Service Center approved our client’s I-485 application. Our client now is a green card holder.