I Got I-140 Approval,what is the next step? - page 3

Hi, The agency applied for my petition I-140 on July,2005 (Vermont Center). Today I recieved an Email saying that my case was approved. What is the next step, and how long it will take untill I... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Latest info out this morning, Nebraska is processing the I-140 for September 1st.
  2. by   english_nurse
    Quote from suzanne4
    Where you have really lucked out is that you are in a country, where there are not so many trying to get to the US. So you should much faster processing time once you get thru Packet 3.
    out of curiosity, what paperwork is in packet 3? what do i need to prepare?
  3. by   Rep
    Quote from english_nurse
    out of curiosity, what paperwork is in packet 3? what do i need to prepare?
    It contains the DS-230 forms which you need to fill up. A letter from NVC addressing you, your employer or your agent( Attorney). And the Bar Code sheet. Plus several sheets of paper containing the instruction on how to fill up and other documetns to prepare for the submission.
  4. by   english_nurse
    Quote from bebotwaiting
    Huh?
    I thought they were still processing the March 26,2005.... I'm getting confused because mine was filed last May 2005 and no apporval yet. What is going on with Vermont?
    spoke with ogp today and told them about this thread, they swear that the people who have been approved on here cant be waiting for the same visa as myself (greencard) and thats why they have got the i140 sooner!! is this true guys? or are you all waitng for schedule a nurse the same as me? or are ogp fobbing me off?!?
  5. by   suzanne4
    Sorry, but we are giving you the facts, they are not. If it were not for the Scehdule A priority all of you would be waiting much longer. All of you here are nurses, at least time that I checked.

    Score 1 for us, and 0 for them.......sorry, but as usual.
  6. by   suzanne4
    To make it easy on yourself, and you can even print a copy to give to them. Go to www.visapro.com and you can put in any of the centers, there is actually a list posted there. Nebraska is actually going on a September 1st date right now. Vermont is listed a few months earlier, but there are posters here that had got approval in the past week or two thru Vermont and their documents were submitted there in July, 2005.

    Another reason to be very careful when selecting an agency. You also want to be able to pick your own attorney as well, as that can make a difference in how quickly things are done for you.

    One of my students submitted several months ago, and is still waiting. The other used a different attorney, filed a month or two later, and already has her EAD and SSN# in hand. Make sure that the attorney is familiar with working with nurses.
  7. by   english_nurse
    Thanks suzanne, i thought it was them in the wrong i just needed to ask after i was told this yesterday. i think as time goes on, and we are all in limbo, you just get more and more desperate for any piece of news no matter what it is.
  8. by   angeldust
    Congrats for those whose approval are already made...
    Anyhow, I would like to address my question to you Suzzanne, you seem to be the one who knows a lot especially on matters like this. I am recently selected by an employer and my choice is Texas. I have just filled out forms like DS230. I am just concerned how long will be the waiting time for me to be there in US. I am not really in a hurry because right now I am still pretty much occupied with a personal project that I have started since January. At least, I will have a timeframe for that and I get to finish this project too before that time arrives. I am also preparing to take NCLEX in Hong Kong, hopefully next year. Hope you can keep me posted. Thanks in advance.
  9. by   letina
    Quote from english_nurse
    spoke with ogp today and told them about this thread, they swear that the people who have been approved on here cant be waiting for the same visa as myself (greencard) and thats why they have got the i140 sooner!! is this true guys? or are you all waitng for schedule a nurse the same as me? or are ogp fobbing me off?!?
    To answer your question, yes they are fobbing you off. I filed September 21 with Texas Service Center, got receipt number a week later September 28, then approved October 4. So, just 3 weeks from filing to approval. I'm Schedule A Nurse, applying for green card, just like yourself. I guess that's Oh God helP us for you, yet again
    Have you heard any more about your I-140 lately?
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from letina
    To answer your question, yes they are fobbing you off. I filed September 21 with Texas Service Center, got receipt number a week later September 28, then approved October 4. So, just 3 weeks from filing to approval. I'm Schedule A Nurse, applying for green card, just like yourself. I guess that's Oh God helP us for you, yet again
    Have you heard any more about your I-140 lately?

    you were very lucky to have gotten approval so quick. I have to go through CA and filed in July and still waiting :angryfire
  11. by   english_nurse
    Quote from letina
    To answer your question, yes they are fobbing you off. I filed September 21 with Texas Service Center, got receipt number a week later September 28, then approved October 4. So, just 3 weeks from filing to approval. I'm Schedule A Nurse, applying for green card, just like yourself. I guess that's Oh God helP us for you, yet again
    Have you heard any more about your I-140 lately?
    it was the vermont processing times which concerned me as that is where mine was filed, it seems that people have been getting theirs now so hopefully....
    however as far as i know still no progress still stuck in limbo!
  12. by   suzanne4
    California is still quite fast. Odd that you do not have approval already. Who actually did the submitting for you? Do you know of the definite date?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from angeldust
    Congrats for those whose approval are already made...
    Anyhow, I would like to address my question to you Suzzanne, you seem to be the one who knows a lot especially on matters like this. I am recently selected by an employer and my choice is Texas. I have just filled out forms like DS230. I am just concerned how long will be the waiting time for me to be there in US. I am not really in a hurry because right now I am still pretty much occupied with a personal project that I have started since January. At least, I will have a timeframe for that and I get to finish this project too before that time arrives. I am also preparing to take NCLEX in Hong Kong, hopefully next year. Hope you can keep me posted. Thanks in advance.
    Sorry for the delay in answering, just saw your post now. Do you already have a Visa Screen Certificate? I take it since you already have an employer to petion for you that you have passed CGFNS exam?

    Time fram will also depend on where you are, as to how quick that the embassy functions there.

    Big issue right now is holiday time coming up, between holidays in the US, as well as holidays in other countries, not much gets done over the last two weeks of the year. Many people go on vacation, such as the attorneys and administrators at the hospital, etc.

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