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Dear Mr. Arora:  I have pending I-485. I have post graduation in Molecular biology and work in a biotech firm that deals with blood specimens for genetic research. Lab requires MS in Biological science.  Unfortunately, my attorney classified my Labor certification's SOC code as Clinical Lab Technologist that requires Visa Screen. Is there any way change LC's SOC code at this stage?

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Hi,

The SOC code cannot be changed after the Labor Certification has been filed.

The only alternative is to file another Labor Certification. You will be able to maintain the earlier priority date since you have approved I-140.

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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