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Law Loving Alien
10-25-2006, 01:00 PM
Gurus,

USCIS is suppose to give decision in 15 business after filling I140 in premium processing ( or converting existing I140 application to premium processing).

I have seen several person mentioning that they not only got their I140 decision but they got their I-485 expedited too after converting I140 to premium processing ? Is this true...... My I140/I485 was filled at NSC in June 2006...and I have not recieved any decision for my I140 yet....Is it worthwhile to convert my I140 to premium processing ... I am sure I will get my I140 decision in 15 business days but will it expediete my I485 case too after position decision of I140.... Please provide your thoughts...

masti_Gai
10-25-2006, 01:22 PM
am waitin since May thrid week. :(
am not gonna give them a single penny
its almost five and half months
lemme see how long they will take to take a decision on ma case.:confused:
not worth spendin ma hard earned money when my PD isn't current.:rolleyes:

same_old_guy
10-25-2006, 02:55 PM
I said the same thing. I WILL NOT spend $1000 for nothing when my PD is not current.

Fortunately, I got my I-140 approved last week. It was sent on Mid-May. It's EB2 NSC.

So just hang in there, unless your 6th year H1 is expiring in new few days.

Law Loving Alien
10-25-2006, 04:36 PM
DUDES,

I appreciete your's feedback....but my PD is current as of now ( again it may retrogess in future...who Knows....) and please note I am not using subsititution labor approvals...

Do you still think converting I140 to premium processing would be worthwhile and would expediete whole process including I485.......

GLIX
10-25-2006, 06:12 PM
Yes, it is worth it if you're PD is current. I got my approval in less than 15 days and to think there even wan request for evidence. Everything was expedited. So am now filing my 485. But for those whose PD is not current, it does not make sense to pay extra for premium processing.

Vlora
10-25-2006, 06:27 PM
It is hard to say. I am in the same situation as you (filed concurrently by June 21). I believe it is not worth giving them an extra $1000, and for what. You already have filed your I-485. What is the downside?

defrag40
10-28-2006, 08:24 PM
It is hard to say. I am in the same situation as you (filed concurrently by June 21). I believe it is not worth giving them an extra $1000, and for what. You already have filed your I-485. What is the downside?
Mine was upgraded to Premium by my company after waiting 15 months (see signature). Two days after it was upgraded, my I-140 was approved. Then company lawyer sent inquiry to USCIS on my I-485 after that I saw LUD on 9/15,9/16,9/17 then nothing. Then another LUD on 10/25,10/26 then on 10/27 i got 21 emails from CRIS, our 485 was approved (family of 5). So I think it's worth it. I thought I am stucked with name/background check but I guess I am not since they approved my I-485. So good luck to you guys !!

inspectorfox
08-04-2007, 11:45 PM
Mine was upgraded to Premium by my company after waiting 15 months (see signature). Two days after it was upgraded, my I-140 was approved. Then company lawyer sent inquiry to USCIS on my I-485 after that I saw LUD on 9/15,9/16,9/17 then nothing. Then another LUD on 10/25,10/26 then on 10/27 i got 21 emails from CRIS, our 485 was approved (family of 5). So I think it's worth it. I thought I am stucked with name/background check but I guess I am not since they approved my I-485. So good luck to you guys !!

WOW... It's hard for me to believe this. I think it's all your good karma.
I filed my I140 in Oct 2006. RFE for Ability to Pay. Replied to this RFE in Feb 2007. I noticed no progress on my case so I decided to upgrade to PP on June 15. Still no decision. Took INFOPASS appointment on 07/27 to check case status was told USCIS got the Missing Documents on June 15 (Surprise Surprise - No documents were ever sent) and case has resumed normal processing. Lawyer says USCIS Officer did not provide correct information to me... He got an email stating my case has been moved to the Review Department of TSC for background check. Its 303 days today since I filed my case and I would appreciate if someone could guide me if there is a way to expediate the processing.

User: InspectorFox
Labor Filing Date: 10 Oct 2005
Service Center: Texas
Processing Type: premium
Category: EB3
Filing Type: non-concurrent
USCIS Receipt Date: 05 Oct 2006
USCIS Notice Date: 28 Nov 2006 RFE: yes
RFE Reply Date: 06 Feb 2007 I-140 Status: pending
Nationality: India
LUD: 07/28, 06/19, 06/18, 06/15, 02/14, 02/08, 11/28, 10/05
STRUCK BY SECURITY CHECK -

satishku_2000
08-05-2007, 12:52 AM
Unless you want to get ready for boilerplate RFEs on the 140 dont go for premium processing. They just issue RFEs to make sure that case is "processed".

lp2007
08-05-2007, 01:13 AM
A friend of mine got his 140 approved in 5 days through PP in June. I don't think now that option is even available since PP has been suspended until futher notice.

http://murthy.com/news/n_procon.html

Thanks

Pineapple
08-05-2007, 01:37 AM
An I-140 has nothing to do with I-485, except to the extent that an I-140 has to be approved before an I-485 can be approved. So I-140 approval is must before an I-485 can be approved. Further, an I-140 is not related to the priority date - An I-140 can be filed any time once one has an approved labor (Assuming, of course, one is applying in EB2/EB3). But I-485 can only be picked up for processing (or even filed) if the priority date is current.

If your I-485 date is not current, it does not matter what you do about your I-140. The question about affecting I-485 is irrelevant if your priority date is not current, which is the situation now.
(USCIS is accepting I-485 applications now until August 17th even though the priority date - the visa availability, in short, is "U", unavailable - but that is a rate exception, and does not affect the actual processing of I-485s: 485's applied today will NOT be processed even if accepted, until the visa bulletin says visa numbers are available for your priority date)

Confusing? I'm afraid it is.. but anyway, the short answer to your question is, no. The people your refer to likely have applied I 485's earlier (say in June or earlier), and their fast approval is likely for different reasons, other than premium processing for I140.

PS: I'm not a lawyer, so don't shoot me, please..