You are here:

Immigration Issues/I-485 vs consular processing

Advertisement


Question
first of all thank you for your time
My I-140 for future employment(company B) got approved. i am going to my home country for H1B visa stamping with my current employment(company A). I am planning to file I-485 once i come back to US since my priority date is current. What would be my scenario to come back to US if I got stocked over there and how long its going to take for overall process?

Answer
Hi,

H visa status allows for intention to immigrate to the U.S., so the Consulate should issue you the H1B visa stamp. If for some reason the Consulate does not issue you the H1B visa stamp, you can apply for immigrant visa (green card) at the Consulate based on current priority date. Information about priority dates in general is here: www.h1b1.com/visawaiting.htm

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com  

Immigration Issues

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Ajay K. Arora

Expertise

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.

Experience

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.

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

Education/Credentials
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.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.