Immigration Issues/SOC CODE

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Dear Mr.Ajay
I filed my 140 and 485 concurrently in aug07.
I just noted that my I140 application has been filled out with a wrong SOC code 15-XXXX instead of the aproved labour code 17-xxxx.Attorney has however filled on the correct labour approval number and designation in I140.My case is still pending and i am expecting it to be taken in the next couple of months.Could you let me know what could be done now to avoid denial.Do they deny wihout RFE.Could we do something now to fix this problem.

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Dear Bestin,

Since the correct category (EB-2 versus EB-3) is checked on the I-140 petition, and the job title, etc. are consistent with the certified  labor application, and the original certified labor application is attached to the I-140 petition, the I-140 petition should be approved without any problem.

We have never come across (or even heard about, anywhere) a RFE based on incorrect SOC code on the I-140 petition, and therefore no action is required.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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