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bluekayal
10-19-2006, 12:54 PM
pmpforgc and other Schedule A folks,

I called the special number for Texas premium processing and got information not only about 140 status but also about 485 for self and spouse.
This is the 485 process according to what I was told:
The first thing after fingerprint is
1. criminal background check (FBI)- thats where ours has been stuck for almost 2 months
2. Pre-adjudication (Texas)
3. Name and family background check (back to FBI)

based on this info, the agent told me he expected it would take at least 6 months! So no hope of getting in before retrogression hits on November 1st.

Was the 140 PP worth it then or was it waste of money? This depends on one's personal situation.

For me, since my employer paid half of it..I don't consider it a waste. If I140 is approved, my spouse could work with more certainty than with a pending 140...And the decision is pretty quick.

GCwaitforever
10-20-2006, 05:17 PM
Hi Blue,

My advice is go for premium I-140 and file for I-485+EAD+AP. Advantages:

1. Spouse will have EAD.
2. Spouse would not need H4 renewal, which is savings to you (EAD/AP renewal is another matter).
3. After six months, you can use AC21 provisions. Your I-140 is safe.
4. Uncertainity of layoffs is gone and it brings piece of mind after six months.
5. You will be starting the FBI name check along with I-485 filing. By advancing your I-485 with premium I-140 filing, you will be cutting down the time it takes to get GC.
6. You/spouse can go for multiple jobs.

bluekayal
10-20-2006, 07:06 PM
Quick approval, applied on 10/17 and approved on 10/20 after continous LUDs. The customer service rep at TSC told me when I called this morning. Awaiting the 5 emails.

But on the I-485 things are bit muddy. TSC told me the fingerprint is stuck at FBI, FBI told me today they returned on the same day..Aug 22, 2006! TSA rep suggested we fax the TSC Director to request updating records. My boss did that. Lets see what happens.

Its a relief to have an approved I-140!

pmpforgc
10-20-2006, 09:26 PM
[QUOTE=bluekayal]Quick approval, applied on 10/17 and approved on 10/20 after continous LUDs. The customer service rep at TSC told me when I called this morning. Awaiting the 5 emails.

But on the I-485 things are bit muddy. TSC told me the fingerprint is stuck at FBI, FBI told me today they returned on the same day..Aug 22, 2006! TSA rep suggested we fax the TSC Director to request updating records. My boss did that. Lets see what happens.

Its a relief to have an approved I-140![/QUOT

Hi Bluekayal


Congrates on your approval.

Can you email me or post here some details about how to check about FBI name check. what is phone no and prompts and what information they ask before they give any info?

I am rethinking to try for preimu again? whats your suggestion in my case?

to ort job do we need 6 months after I-140 approval ? or we just need 6 month after filing of I-485 and approved I-140?

Congrates again. I am really happy for you as you had cleared atleast one major milestone in this unending journey

pmpforgc
10-31-2006, 09:58 AM
Dear friends

Finally my EB-2 Sch-A Cat.II I-140 got approved on Oct-30. I got five emails today.

I submitted my I-140 as regular and then upgraded to Premium a week before on Oct-25.

thanks to all of you on this important forums who helped me lot in the process.

Now I will be enjoying ride of Retrogession Starting from Nov-1 in Sch-A cases.

Will Keep posted about I-485 as it develops.

Good luck to all.

bluekayal
10-31-2006, 12:33 PM
Congratulations!!

pmpforgc
10-31-2006, 03:49 PM
Hi


My sch-A appln. I-140 was approved on Oct-30.
I also got LUDs on I-485s of me and my family on Oct-31.

Does that suggest anything or it is just routine update after I-140 apporval?

Your experienced input will help.

pmpforgc
11-01-2006, 03:49 PM
Dear Friends

My I-140 (Sch-A cat-II, recipt date 08/24/2006, upgraded to premium on Oct-25) got approved on Oct-30, 2006

My I-485 was also filed concurrently. I already got finger printed 09/06/06 and there were LUDs on I-485s after that on O9/07/06 and 09/14/06.

After my I-140 approval on Oct-30, My and my families I-485s has LUDs on 10/31/06 and 11/1/06.

Based on your experience, does the recent LUDs on my I-485s suggest some type of approval process?

Can you share your expereiences and knowledge and tell me what these recent LUDs on my I-485s means?

thanks

godbless
11-01-2006, 03:56 PM
My brother is a Physical Therapist. His employer filed I485/I140 concurrently last week. His I140 was not filed under premium processing as the employer said that it is a waste of money as the GC will not come in a months time ( as the retrogression took place from Nov 2006). But then would he get his EAD or not? Any thoughts please?

nixstor
11-01-2006, 04:43 PM
My brother is a Physical Therapist. His employer filed I485/I140 concurrently last week. His I140 was not filed under premium processing as the employer said that it is a waste of money as the GC will not come in a months time ( as the retrogression took place from Nov 2006). But then would he get his EAD or not? Any thoughts please?

Yes, he will get his EAD. His 485 will not be adjudicated until his PD is current. 140 Preimum doesnt do any help for your brother. He should get his EAD in approx 90 days from the date of receipt.

Can you request your brother to sign up on IV after his work at his facility? Every member counts!

bluekayal
11-01-2006, 06:35 PM
I am hoping to file I-140 next week or so based on an approved labor with PD of 2004. Any idea if it is possible to tie my Sch A 2006 PD with this older one? Thanks for your input!

godbless
11-02-2006, 02:55 PM
Yes, he will get his EAD. His 485 will not be adjudicated until his PD is current. 140 Preimum doesnt do any help for your brother. He should get his EAD in approx 90 days from the date of receipt.

Can you request your brother to sign up on IV after his work at his facility? Every member counts!

Thanks a lot for your reply. Yes, sure I am going to ask him to sign up on IV.