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L2 Visa how to apply for green card

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Hi, I'm holding a L2 visa, and my wife's holding a L1B visa. But her company is not willing to sponsor her green card application.

I'm applying for EAD, when I get EAD, I'll find a job. And I want to know

1. how can I get a green card? what's the procedure?

2. Do I need to adjust my L2 visa to H1B?

3. Is there any other types of visa I can apply?

thanks.

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1.  Find an employer who is willing to sponsor you for a green card.  This isn't going to be easy.

2.  If you can qualify for an H1b and can get a US employer to file on your behalf.  This is for a work visa and not for a green card.

3.  No.

 

It's not so easy to just immigrate to the US.  You need a US employer who qualifies to file for a green card on your behalf.  Not so easy.

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You currently have no basis to apply for permanent residency in the US.

You can attempt to find an employer willing to petition you. Their attorney would initiate the process.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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EAD will allow you to work for anyone unlike your Spouse so just get a job with someone who will sponsor you for a GC.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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53 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

1.  Find an employer who is willing to sponsor you for a green card.  This isn't going to be easy.

2.  If you can qualify for an H1b and can get a US employer to file on your behalf.  This is for a work visa and not for a green card.

3.  No.

 

It's not so easy to just immigrate to the US.  You need a US employer who qualifies to file for a green card on your behalf.  Not so easy.

thanks, I'll find an employer first. 

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46 minutes ago, geowrian said:

You currently have no basis to apply for permanent residency in the US.

You can attempt to find an employer willing to petition you. Their attorney would initiate the process.

Thanks.  Actually I have contacted some companies, there is one company would like to provide the documents for the application, but It has not processed this application. So I'm still waiting for my EAD

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7 minutes ago, Mr Blue said:

Thanks.  Actually I have contacted some companies, there is one company would like to provide the documents for the application, but It has not processed this application. So I'm still waiting for my EAD

An EAD and an employer willing to petition you are separate matters.

The EAD lets you work.

The petition is necessary for the work visa or immigrnt visa.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

An EAD and an employer willing to petition you are separate matters.

The EAD lets you work.

The petition is necessary for the work visa or immigrnt visa.

You mean now I can start the EB2 process if this company is willing to help me?

Edited by Mr Blue

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Just now, Mr Blue said:

You mean now I can start to get in petition process?

Sure, if you have an employer ready to start. They initiate the process.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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There is nothing you need for the EB2 process apart from an Employer willing to get it going, you do not need a L.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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