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    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!
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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
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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.....
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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,
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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...
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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)
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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
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    Thank you for posting this Wendy, sounds encouraging! Hope everything will go smoothly for you from this point!
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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
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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,


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