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My case is simple and similar to many others. EB2 category, I-140 is approved in 2006, I-485 was filed in July 2007, currently on EAD and H1 and waiting for priotiy date to be current to get I-485 approval. Now question is once priority date becomes current may be in couple of months, do I or my emplyer needs to take any action like initiating background check, intimating USCIS to start working on my case, etc?

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Hi,

If your address has not changed (or if you have notified USCIS if it has) no action is required. The USCIS will automatically approve the pending I-485 in the month when the priority date is current. You have probably received biometrics appointment some time back, but there is a possibility that new biometrics may be required, and the USCIS will automatically schedule new biometrics if required when priority date is current prior to approving the I-485.

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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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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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