Immigration Issues/Can I apply for ead?

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MY question is that i have a old labor cert approved with date of january 2001 and a new labor cert approved with a date of february 2003 both are from different owners, but same job is involved. So i wanted to know which is my prority date and when can i apply for my ead  because my I 140 is approved.

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Hi Pintu,

Check the priority date on the I-140 approval notice...it will be written there.

Then check to see if your priority date is current based on whether it is EB-2 or EB-3 filing. The following webpage from our website explains priority dates: http://www.h1b1.com/visawaiting.htm

EAD can be filed only when I-485 is filed, and the I-485 (adjustment of status application) can be filed only when your priority date is current.

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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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