Green Card Approved for Chinese National in EB3 Category
In August 2003 we filed a Labor Certification Application for a Chinese National. The Labor Certification was approved as well as the I-140 Petition. During the summer of 2007 when all of the employment based priority dates were current we filed an I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status. The priority date became current in July per the visa bulletin and the green card application was approved. During the waiting period our client remained in the United States in H-1B status working for the same employer that had filed the Labor Certification Application. It can often be an effective strategy for those in the EB-3 category to extend their H-1B beyond six years and remain in the United States until the priority date becomes current and the green card is approved.