Hi Ron I have my PD as March 18th 2008 (EB2) which will most probably become current in January 2012. I am stuck in India on 221g on my current H1B. So I am planning to switch to CP because I can't file for I-485 while I am here when the date becomes current. I know I-824 takes about 9 months to get approved in Texas service center. Now here is my dilemma. If I initiate the I-824 and during the 9 month period of the approval, if I have a new successful H1B stamping, I can go back to the US. Considering I got back to US while my I824 is under processing: Can I just file for I-485 and proceed with the GC processing? Or is it dependent on the I-824 that was already filed and under process? Considering that I am in India chhosing for I-824, is there an option to add a spouse on I-824 when I plan to switch to CP? Or do I have to add the spouse name after I824 is approved? Thanks!