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GlobeTrotter100
10-19-2007, 12:51 AM
Basically, I need answers to 3 questions :

1) Premium Processing for I-140 is still suspended, right?

2) My Labour has been approved. Can I apply for I-140 tomorrow under normal processing (since Point 1 is true)?

3) I know that I-140 under premium processing takes 15 days. How much time does it take for I-140 approval under normal processing.

Thanks in advance...

RandyK
10-19-2007, 12:55 AM
Yes, PP for I-140 is still suspended

I read somewhere that is can take 10 plus months (avg)

Yes you can apply for I-140, Also if your PD is current you can file I-140 and AOS concurrently.

same_old_guy
10-19-2007, 01:30 AM
Dont expect for premium for I-140 any time soon.

https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/ptimes.jsp

Texas => 6 months
Nebraska => 1 year ( EB3) 10 months ( EB2)



Basically, I need answers to 3 questions :

1) Premium Processing for I-140 is still suspended, right?

2) My Labour has been approved. Can I apply for I-140 tomorrow under normal processing (since Point 1 is true)?

3) I know that I-140 under premium processing takes 15 days. How much time does it take for I-140 approval under normal processing.

Thanks in advance...

GlobeTrotter100
10-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Thank you 'randyk' and 'same old guy'

Basically it means I-140 application does not depend on PD, right?
Where can I check the current PD? Can somebody please post a link?

If I apply for I-140 now, can I extend my H1 (for 7th year) as it will expire soon? Or what else will happen now.

Thanks in advance...

STAmisha
10-19-2007, 08:47 AM
1) 140 does not depend on PD

2) You can get the current PD from visa bulletin
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/bulletin/bulletin_3827.html

3)You can apply 7th year H extension based on pending 140. If your 140 is approved, you can apply for 3 years extension

GlobeTrotter100
10-19-2007, 08:55 AM
thanks 'STAmisha'...

that means I cannot file for extension of H1 (expires in Nov.) until my I-140 is approved, right?

or can I extend H1 immediately after just applying I-140?

Jerrome
10-19-2007, 10:55 AM
You can extend your H1 for 1 Year if the Labor filled date is Greater than 365 days. (Even if you have not applied for 140).

you can extend your H1 for 3 years if your 140 is approved.

somegchuh
10-19-2007, 01:26 PM
Just thought I will chime in. Processing times posted by USCIS are completely meaningless. They are not worth anything. My 140 was cleared by NSC in exactly 6 months while they reported a 10 month wait ! I was mulling whether I should upgrade to PP and got my approval in regular.

So don't try to plan anything based on what they say ;)

satishku_2000
10-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Just thought I will chime in. Processing times posted by USCIS are completely meaningless. They are not worth anything. My 140 was cleared by NSC in exactly 6 months while they reported a 10 month wait ! I was mulling whether I should upgrade to PP and got my approval in regular.

So don't try to plan anything based on what they say ;)

Can you throw some light on your PD and Category? I read somewhere that older PD can actually expedite the 140 processing .