Green Card Application Approved Following Transfer from Employment Based Petition to Family Based Petition

Our client, a citizen of India, had a pending green card application in the EB-2 category that was subject to visa backlogs. His brother had filed an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative back in 2001 which was approved and the priority date of the I-130 Petition became current. Our lawyers wrote to the Immigration Service to transfer the I-485 Application that had been filed on the bases of the Employment Based Petition to the Family Based Petition since the priority date was current. Within 30 days of our transfer request an interview on the Family Based Petition was scheduled at the local district office have jurisdiction over our client’s place of residence and his green card application was approved. He did not have to file a new green card application and pay additional fees.

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