USCIS has started issuing hundreds or thousands of RFE on pending I-485 applications. However this time, the RFE is lot more accurate and does not ask for work authorization of dependents.
Majority of these RFE are for EB2 India applicants and from Texas Service Center. The latest RFE is asking for following document(s):
1. Proof of continuous employment authorization in the U.S. from the date the I-485 application was filed to the date of the RFE.
(2) Latest employment verification letter from the original sponsoring employer or, in cases of AC21 porting to a new employer, from the new employer.
(3) Updated I-693 medical exam form.
1. Continuous Employment:
USCIS wants proof that applicant who submitted I-485 application either has EAD or valid H1 approval notice. You can send either of these documents (as applicable) to show continuous employment.
2. Employment Verification Letter:
This letter should be in original company letterhead, with current date. It should clearly specify the salary, title and description of employment, minimum education/training required, and date when the employment started (or will begin).
3. I-693 Medical Form:
The I-693 form is generally valid for one year only. However in previous years, USCIS automatically extended the validity of these forms for many years. However they have not updated the policy this year. Hence the I-693 form is valid for one year only. Hence USCIS is requesting applicants to send latest copy of I-693 form.
Since many of these RFE are for EB2 India applicants, there is a possibility that dates for EB2 India could move forward to 2008 in the July Visa Bulletin.