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11-26-2006, 10:45 PM
just wanted to ask because i'm confuse on the things ive read about adjustment of status from E2 to permanent residence.
some law firm website confirm the possibility to adjust an E2 status to permanent residence.. but there are those also which i read that E2 is not eligible for adjustment.
i am under E2 visa, and my current employer, had promised of adjusting our status to permanent residence.. Would that realy be possible?
or would it be easier if we change our status first to h1 and apply for permanent residence
01-01-2007, 04:57 AM
Hi, to put the E visa into context; it's a road to NOWHERE! a reknown lady did our E2 telling us "it dosent close any doors" that's because it dosent open any. People wanting to go to the US with the intention of liviving the rest of their days, gaining employment, having kids or their existing children working. it's NEVER EVER going to happen on an E2. avoid it like the plague.
08-19-2007, 11:29 PM
Yes, you may apply for Green Card while in the U.S. through the following options:
===Family Based Immigration: If you have close relatives who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, the relatives may file an immigration petition for you as the beneficiary
===Employment Based Immigration (Labor Certification): You can attain immigrant status through employment-based immigration. You may find an employer who is willing to file a Labor Certificate for you with the DOL
===EB-1: You may also file an immigration petition based on the classification of ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’ - EB-1(A) or ‘Multinational Manager or Executives’ - EB-1(C)
===National Interest Waiver: You can also file an immigration petition through a National Interest Waiver (NIW). National Interest Waivers are available to foreign nationals who are seeking work in a profession and who have an advanced degree (or equivalent experience) or can prove themselves as ‘aliens of exceptional ability’
And As far as E-2 is concerned you can have the following benefits:
===You can work legally in the U.S. for a U.S. company that is the subject of the investment
===You can travel freely in and out of the U.S. while on a valid E2 visa
===You can stay on a prolonged basis with unlimited two year extensions as long as you maintain valid E2 status
===You may bring your dependents (spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21) to live with you in the U.S.
===E2 visa, initially, is issued for a five-year period. You can obtain E2 status extensions for up to two years at a time from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Since there is no limit on the number of extensions you may obtain, you can stay in the U.S. indefinitely.