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Hi, I hired a lawyer for a PERM case about 14 months ago, I know we have spent a few month to deal with all the materials.  But I have not heard anything from her until now.  My question is how long usually a PERM case will take.  What will be the next step after the PERM approval.

Second Question: Is having Hepatitis B preventing me getting a green card?

Thank you very much.

Answer
Hi,

PERM will take about 2 or 3 months for approval after filing. Then the I-140 petition (petition for immigrant worker) can be filed right away with the USCIS. You will be able to file I-485 (adjustment of status application) only when a visa becomes available in the EB-2 or EB-3 category. Visa availability depends on your priority date (when the PERM application is recevied by the Dept. of Labor).

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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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