AC 21 Sample Letter from an Employee

Rahul Gupta
123 Park Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830

Home: 732-391-9293
Work: 732-733-4087

June 22, 2004
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

Subject: Adjustment of Status (I-485) application under AC 21 rule

Dear Sir/Madam,

My application to adjust status to permanent resident (I-485) was filed on August 7, 2003. It was done so based on an approved I-140 (Petition for an Immigrant Worker) by my former employer, XYZ, Inc.

My details:
Name: Rahul Gupta
Receipt Number: EAC-123-43345343
A#: A43523424

Pursuant to the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issued based on my I-485 application, I began lawful employment with ABC, Inc., on May 12, 2004. I am currently employed with ABC, Inc. as a senior software engineer, and the employment is in the same field and in the same position as my previous employer, XYZ, Inc.

The American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21) allows for a change of employer on a pending I-485 (Application to adjust status to permanent resident) that has been pending for 180 days or more. The AC21 rule allows me to do so by filing a new I-140 petition.

As I joined my new employer, XYZ, Inc., after my I-485 application had been pending for over 180 days, I respectfully request you to adjudicate my I-485 application.


Rahul Gupta