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Better_Days
06-10-2008, 07:10 PM
www.immigration-law is reporting that PP for I-140 will be re-instated when approval is needed for H1 extension and less than 60 days are left 'till H1 expiration.

A small step in the right direction.

imm_pro
06-10-2008, 07:27 PM
good ..should be a relief to lot of folks..


06/10/2008: I-140 Premium Processing Reportedly Reinstated 07/16/2008 for Certain Limited Situation That Need 104(c) H-1B Extension

AILA has reported that USCIS will resume I-140 PPS in limited circumstances. According to the report PPS should be available for those beneficiaries whose H will expire within 60 days of filing the request, and who need the I-140 approval to become eligible for that additional H time. Please stay tuned for the official notice of the USCIS.

lskreddy
06-10-2008, 07:51 PM
My 6 years end today and my extension filing is already in and pending since April. I wonder if they would entertain people who already filed and are waiting.

I can't believe I am saying this but I hope my H1 extension does not get approved until I can file premium. :-)

Raju
06-10-2008, 08:35 PM
My 6 years end today and my extension filing is already in and pending since April. I wonder if they would entertain people who already filed and are waiting.

I can't believe I am saying this but I hope my H1 extension does not get approved until I can file premium. :-)

You do not qualify for this at least according to the above statement. You do not need 140 approved for h extension. You will automatically get the h extension based on the fact that you labor was filed 365 days prior to your H expiration. This is for folks who need 140 approved for H extension

diptam
06-10-2008, 08:41 PM
I'm confused - Everyone who has a 140 is supposed to have a Labor and very likely that will be more than 365 days old. So why do anyone need 140 approval in that sense ?

The reason i'm getting nuts for 140 approval because i can't safely switch to a EAD or get a Longer duration H1B ( 3 yrs after 140 approval). I'm in major Limbo with some other folks at NSC for last 13 months just for a EB3(140) - My friends got approval in 6-8 months from TSC or if its a EB2(140) at Nebraska.

See my other post asking ideas to break this stalemate.

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=19534

You do not qualify for this at least according to the above statement. You do not need 140 approved for h extension. You will automatically get the h extension based on the fact that you labor was filed 365 days prior to your H expiration. This is for folks who need 140 approved for H extension

cygent
06-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Hi diptam,

Don't forget, if you filed in PERM, your labor might be <365 days.

I'm confused - Everyone who has a 140 is supposed to have a Labor and very likely that will be more than 365 days old. So why do anyone need 140 approval in that sense ?
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=19534

lskreddy
06-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Well, at least someone will benefit out of this.

I hope this is a precursor to something more broader..

raysaikat
06-10-2008, 11:18 PM
I'm confused - Everyone who has a 140 is supposed to have a Labor and very likely that will be more than 365 days old. So why do anyone need 140 approval in that sense ?

And not all EB applicants have labor. EB1 and EB2-NIW have no labor. Such applicants would benefit greatly from this rule since USCIS is taking a ridiculous amount of time to adjudicate I-140's.

diptam
06-10-2008, 11:23 PM
The worst hit 140's are EB3 (and that too mostly in NSC and some in TSC). Not a single NSC EB3-140 is coming at < 400 days.

EB2 is coming still okay and EB1/EB2-NIW are pretty quick. So i dont see a good quantity of benefit by allowing Premium Processing only on a thin section of applications ?? It make a difference of few days, not even months.

Where they need to re-instate Premium 140 to give actual relief - they wont do anything.

And not all EB applicants have labor. EB1 and EB2-NIW have no labor. Such applicants would benefit greatly from this rule since USCIS is taking a ridiculous amount of time to adjudicate I-140's.

alisa
06-10-2008, 11:42 PM
Backlog Elimination Centers
:)

lskreddy
06-11-2008, 12:37 AM
The worst hit 140's are EB3 (and that too mostly in NSC and some in TSC). Not a single NSC EB3-140 is coming at < 400 days.

EB2 is coming still okay and EB1/EB2-NIW are pretty quick. So i dont see a good quantity of benefit by allowing Premium Processing only on a thin section of applications ?? It make a difference of few days, not even months.

Where they need to re-instate Premium 140 to give actual relief - they wont do anything.

I agree, it is extremely narrow. Not too many employers wait until the 60 days window and if you had H1 approved, you would not qualify. I do believe this may be just to test waters and they will broaden it further..

santa123
06-11-2008, 01:25 AM
I have an approved labor and curious to know if PP is only for H1 extensions and not open to all. Thanks!

imm_pro
06-11-2008, 01:55 AM
This will be useful if you filed your labor after the end of 5th year and the 140
is still pending at the end of the 6th year.

newbie2020
06-11-2008, 07:08 AM
This would help people who have used the H1 to the sixth year, and cannot recapture days to apply extension before they can use the 365 days clause from Aiyates memo. I know few

gc_on_demand
06-11-2008, 07:52 AM
Remember CIS told that they will make I 140 PP available in batch. I think this is first step towards that.

As of april 2008 there are 140,000 cases are pending .. How many will get benefits of this rule any idea ?

What will be next batch ?

add78
06-11-2008, 09:56 AM
This is a first step in the full reinstatement of PP for 140. As USCIS has said before, due to the immense backlog they cannot adjudicate all 140 PPs in the 15-day window but they are in need of the extra $1500 that PP fetches them. This will enable them to get a little more $$ for a relatively smaller 140 cases upgraded to PP which they could adjudicate in 15 days. It also alleviates the stranded folks who could not extend H-1 if Perm was <365 and 140 pending. Let us see in time (a few months at least) how much backlog is cleared as USCIS diverts more resources to 140 cases.

kalyan
06-11-2008, 12:49 PM
I definitely need PP for 140 since by the time my H1 is due for renewal (after completing 6 years), My 1-40 will be 15 months older.

I cannot ask my employer to do 1 year h1B renewals as the lawyer fee is also added to it.

IF PP can be done at that time, i am saved for 3 years with one visa stamping and my employer is also saved for 3 years.

anantc
06-19-2008, 03:08 PM
Hi

Does any one know if it will also be applicable to someone with end of 9th year H1B? I have been getting annual H1Bs fro the past 3 years now, I was wondering if I will be eligible for I-140 premium.
Is Premium Processing of 140 for 9yrs Applicable H1B & 485 pending from June 16th 2008 ?

Appreciate anyone already in same boat!