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I140 approval...

  1. 0 For all of you waiting for I140 processing- after one year, one month and eight days I finally have approval from the TEXAS service center. Yes it does happen eventually! :hatparty: Good luck to those of you still waiting!
  2. Visit  RNkiwi profile page

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    Joined Mar '03; Posts: 43.

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  3. Visit  Rep profile page
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    Congrats! In a month time, your agency will receive a visa bill from NVC that would start the Packet 3 process.
    Last edit by Rep on Nov 3, '04
  4. Visit  kaye1027 profile page
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    Hi Rep,
    Can you please explain what the different packets in the immigration processing are and how long does each packet take to finish/arrive. Thanks.....
  5. Visit  Rep profile page
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    Quote from kaye1027
    Hi Rep,
    Can you please explain what the different packets in the immigration processing are and how long does each packet take to finish/arrive. Thanks.....
    Kaye,

    Hi! I will start when your petition or I-140 is filed. It also depends on what state you will be working and in what jurisdiction it will fall. Lets us say you will work in New Jersey, NJ falls under Vermont Service Center. Once I-140 is filed it would take at least 3 to 13 months for an approval. Vermont is fast while Texas, California and Nebraska is slow. Once your petition( I-140 ) is approved, the service center will forward it to the National Visa Center, if there is a visa number available then it will forward a visa bill to your agency/immigration lawyer. Once the agency pays the visa bill, NVC will sent DS-230 forms for you to fill up. Once you fill it up and send it back to NVC, Packet 3 will start. The DS-230 forms will be processed by NVC and then they will send it to the American Embassy of your country. THe US embassy will inform you for an appointment and that starts Packet 4. From the start of the date of filling I-140, it would at least 1 to 2 years to find yourself in America.

    Hope this helps.

    Rep,
  6. Visit  Torsten profile page
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    Quote from RNkiwi
    For all of you waiting for I140 processing- after one year, one month and eight days I finally have approval from the TEXAS service center. Yes it does happen eventually! :hatparty: Good luck to those of you still waiting!
    Congratulations ! I myself have been waiting for the approval of my petition for 11 months now (Texas), still hoping for the best...
  7. Visit  suehp profile page
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    Quote from RNkiwi
    For all of you waiting for I140 processing- after one year, one month and eight days I finally have approval from the TEXAS service center. Yes it does happen eventually! :hatparty: Good luck to those of you still waiting!

    Congratulations from me too... I have also been waiting now for 6 months now.... (Texas too)
  8. Visit  RNkiwi profile page
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    HI forgot to mention that although the "official" processing for date for Schedule A nurses in Texas is currently August 18th 2003, my PD was September 26th 2003, so those dates must be out be 6 weeks or so. They actually picked up my case in early Sept 2004, because they sent my attorney an RFE to check the validity of my temporary Florida licence ( nit picking in my point of view!, because I have a copy of what they asked for, and what the lawyer sent back!)
    One thing I have learnt is keep in touch with your attorney- mine seems to require a reminder every now and then to keep things moving!!! Probably irritates the hell out out of him LOL, but hey this process is long enough and tedious enough without any extra hassles!

    Good luck,
    Wendy
  9. Visit  Torsten profile page
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    Thank you for posting this Wendy, sounds encouraging! Hope everything will go smoothly for you from this point!
  10. Visit  RNkiwi profile page
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    In case you didn't notice, TSC now processing Jan 7th 2004- how is that for a major leap forward!
    Still haven't received my visa fee bill, or if my attorney has it, he certainly is not telling me. Still haven't even received the official notification of my I140 being approved, because he didn't update his mailing address when he moved offices- the USCIS website says it has now been posted to whom it was issued. To think I thought it would all be plain sailing now- how stupid of me.
    Does the NVC notify you by email when they have created your case?

    Have a nice day, Wendy
  11. Visit  josh profile page
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    Hi,

    I have one doubt. at what stage we will get the notice for finger printing?Rep ,Rnkiwi,you have any idea?Josh

    Quote from Rep
    Kaye,

    Hi! I will start when your petition or I-140 is filed. It also depends on what state you will be working and in what jurisdiction it will fall. Lets us say you will work in New Jersey, NJ falls under Vermont Service Center. Once I-140 is filed it would take at least 3 to 13 months for an approval. Vermont is fast while Texas, California and Nebraska is slow. Once your petition( I-140 ) is approved, the service center will forward it to the National Visa Center, if there is a visa number available then it will forward a visa bill to your agency/immigration lawyer. Once the agency pays the visa bill, NVC will sent DS-230 forms for you to fill up. Once you fill it up and send it back to NVC, Packet 3 will start. The DS-230 forms will be processed by NVC and then they will send it to the American Embassy of your country. THe US embassy will inform you for an appointment and that starts Packet 4. From the start of the date of filling I-140, it would at least 1 to 2 years to find yourself in America.

    Hope this helps.

    Rep,
  12. Visit  Torsten profile page
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    RNkiwi: In case you didn't notice, TSC now processing Jan 7th 2004- how is that for a major leap forward!
    Yes, I noticed that, they've started processing my petition and I was notified that the processing time of my case would be shorter than first estimated.

    Did you find out about your notice of approval by USCIS case status online, RNkiwi? I just wonder, if that kind of information can also be retrieved from the USCIS internet account I've created?

    RNkiwi: Does the NVC notify you by email when they have created your case?
    Sorry, I have no idea, if they do...but maybe you found about that by now?
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from Torsten
    Yes, I noticed that, they've started processing my petition and I was notified that the processing time of my case would be shorter than first estimated.

    Did you find out about your notice of approval by USCIS case status online, RNkiwi? I just wonder, if that kind of information can also be retrieved from the USCIS internet account I've created?


    Sorry, I have no idea, if they do...but maybe you found about that by now?
    If you go to www.visapro.com and look at the lower left hand side of the screen, there is an area for you to input your number and it will give you the info that you are looking for.

    Hope that this is what you were looking for...............
  14. Visit  RNkiwi profile page
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    I signed up for the email updates, they emailed me when my case had been approved.
    My visa fee bill from NVC was generated on Dec 6th, have no idea whether this has been paid or not, as my "attorney" is not big on replying to my correspondence. He has however forwarded to me my DS230 and OF 169, which I am in the process of returning to him. He has asked me to contact him regarding further instructions for my family who will be processing with me- I have done so 4 times now and he won't reply. Do these people not realise this is stressful enough without them trying to play God with our lives- mind you with all the other muck ups he has made with my case in the past 18 months, what else can I expect. Sorry to rant and rave, I feel so close, but yet so far, from getting my Green Card- some days I just feel like chucking the whole thing away.......
    Here's hoping 2005 will be a better year for all.. :hatparty:


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