Successful I-485 Interview for EB-2 Client
- Applicant: Ms. Evangelo
- Nationality: Spain
- Applying for: Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status)
- Case Type: I-485 Consultation based on approved EB-2 Petition
- Multiple discrepancies in job descriptions in previous filings for (H1B and EB2 applications) could trigger rejection for her I-485 during interview.
- Client didn’t know specifics about previous applications and information submitted on her behalf to USCIS because she was given limited participation in the process.
- Client was extremely nervous about face-to-face interview with USCIS.
- Discrepancies can result in revocation of previously granted visas or worse, can result in fraud or misrepresentation charges from USCIS.
Sometimes we are willing to pay any cost for peace of mind. In this case, Ms. Evangelo felt extremely nervous about her I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) interview. Thankfully, she turned to the immigration professionals at Tsang and Associates. For a minimal consultation fee of $500.00 we could allay her fears and get her properly prepared for her interview. A highly educated and sophisticated professional, Ms. Evangelo had her Ph.D. and had been working as a research scientist for several years. When first arriving from Spain she was quickly able to obtain her H1-B visa. The H-1B visa under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. Her company was very satisfied with her skills and work ethic and they then became the petitioner for her EB-2 visa. The EB-2 visa allows employees in specialized professions who have a Masters degree or higher to gain lawful permanent residence (LPR) in the United States.
Everything was falling into place for Ms. Evangelo until she began preparing for her interview for the Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status). As she looked over the visa paperwork provided by her company she noticed a discrepancy in her job titles. As is often the case when companies petition for an employee, they don’t involve the employee in all of the paperwork details. The company, however, doesn’t have to face the officer from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and answer questions. Ms. Evangelo was afraid her application would be rejected. though she was highly advanced in her field, she now understood the immigration process was complicated. That’s precisely why she needed Tsang and Associates and their 30 years of immigration case experience.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Our firm knows the questions USCIS will raise and during our consultation we helped Ms. Evangelo prepare clear, concise, and factual answers. Especially, when it came to the job description discrepancy. She arrived with her Employment Authorization Document (EAD), new medical records, all of her travel documents, pay stubs, tax returns and a letter from her company offering her a raise in pay. We advised her how to answer every point that could be potentially brought up.
While Ms. Evangelo originally thought she wanted a lawyer present for the interview, following her preparation by Tsang and Associates she felt confident to submit to the interview alone. She passed the 50-minute interview and shortly received a letter stating her permanent residence application was approved. She now has her green card and is focused on furthering her bright career.
*Names have been changed for client privacy.
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