Texas Service Center Tracker for I-140 - page 10

Please feel free to post here the date when your I-140 petitions were filed and are handled by this Service Center. Hopefully, this thread would serve as a tracker or updater on how long I-140... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Texas SC just updated their processing dates. It is Aug. 15 2007 for I-140s but like Suzanne said it not carved in stone. The usual processing time for TSC is 6-8 mos.

    *See : https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/Pro...viceCenter=TSC
  2. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from john83
    I'm not sure if I understand what you mean but if you are talking about USCIS PROCESSING TIMES update, it seems that they are delayed in posting updates and they are fond of antedating it(posting like 15th when they actually posted it on the 25-30th of the month). Let's see what happens with the next update when it gets posted.

    There are even "subtle changes" if one really checks it on a daily basis, like a slow movement of dates but they seem delayed too, like once they posted they are processing June 21, I waited, nothing happened, then June 23, nothing happend until I called to follow up on Feb 28(RP time/GMT +8), where they said they sent an RFE, funny because I checked earlier that day, it wasn't updated.

    There are really strange things happening, even at the USCIS level. After what happened with the July 2007 Visa bulletin, I'm no longer surprised with these things. I think they were severely affected by the sudden increase of applicants(getting an all-time high that time, I think it maybe recorded on the Guinness book of world records).

    If you are talking about personal case update, there was none. Pending, then just RFE. Frustrating actually, but there is nothing that we can do. That's just how things are. We are at their mercy but let us not question the will of God. He lets things happen for a reason, but we cannot understand His infinite wisdom. Let us just trust Him completely. Let His will be done at all times.

    Are you in the USA? AOS? What is your current visa or status?

    Indeed, it would be the second best thing that could happen for a Filipino nurse applicant(greencard is next to US citizenship).

    By the way, I heard some news in the CNN about individuals who lend money to help others in debt, there were two websites given which I forgot, sorry...Anyway, maybe they could help you in buying a house.

    May God bless us all!
    Yes I was referring to the personal case update date. Did you notice the processing time is now August 15, 2007? Hopefully that means things will start happening soon.
  3. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from alina_zhuang
    hi, there, my I140 has been pending in Texas center. I am just learned Texas center is pocessing I140 with the PD of 08/15/2008 now. my PD is 07/27/2007. i've started worrying about it. is there anyone that has the same issue? should i do something about it?
    My PD date is July 19 and I have noticed in a thread you might want to refer to called the "Texas Service Center Tracker for I-140" that some have been processed in Texas right on the 6 months and then there are those of us who are waiting longer than 8 months already but compared to the waits in the Nebraska Center I would not worry. As Suzanne stated it is only a rough guideline and nothing set in stone. My husband called and they have a 30 day window from the date of your PD so in your case it would be August 27 and since it is only August 15 it is close but not quite there. We are only off by a few days but not within the 30 day window either. They also mentioned that they may also have a window counting from the receipt date as opposed to the PD date which in our case wasn't until Sept 11. So try not to worry. I realize even when the I-140 gets it approved it only means the job has been approved but it does have implications to other parts of life that some people don't realize. We are in the process of seeking a mortgage and our lender does not want to proceed until the I-140 has been approved which is part of the anxiety but nothing you can do but wait.
  4. by   john83
    Quote from john83
    Texas Service Center

    PD: June 20, 2007

    Request for Additional Evidence Sent: February 27, 2008

    Approval of I-140: Who knows??? Only God knows.

    Time between the notice of receipt(PD) and RFE request: Approximately 8 months

    I don't know how much time is it going to take for them to arrive at a decision or look into my case when they have received the things that they requested. I hope it won't be another 8 months...
    Here's an update of my earlier post:

    RFE response sent by my employer: March 24, 2008

    USCIS receipt of RFE response: March 31, 2008

    Time USCIS estimates to make a decision or update on my case: Within 60 days
  5. by   RNGrad2006
    Quote from john83
    Here's an update of my earlier post:

    RFE response sent by my employer: March 24, 2008

    USCIS receipt of RFE response: March 31, 2008

    Time USCIS estimates to make a decision or update on my case: Within 60 days
    Thanks for the update. What was the RFE for? I wish you the best and quickest response. It is very hard to be patient waiting when there is a lot at stake in the decision that is made.
  6. by   john83
    Quote from RNGrad2006
    Thanks for the update. What was the RFE for? I wish you the best and quickest response. It is very hard to be patient waiting when there is a lot at stake in the decision that is made.
    Hehe, you're welcome and thanks for wishing me well. Indeed, however, it is during these times that we really need to persevere, trust God completely and not fall into temptation of sinning.

    I have not seen the actual RFE request but they said there were some things required of them by the USCIS(maybe proof of financial capability, etc.). They just told me to secure what was needed on my part to fulfill, PROOF OF COMPUTER LITERACY for MS WINDOWS, MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS POWERPOINT and knowledge of the internet/internet browsing.

    So to help others here, it would really be wise to enroll in computer courses, even if it's just a crash course/short course.

    In today's modern digital age, it's not just enough to know nursing and be concerned with nursing updates but also have basic working knowledge of computers and updates on technology as well.

    It may not be required for others, but it would not hurt to at least be prepared, learning from my experience(to prevent unnecessary delay).

    Though the employer had shortcomings, I can not deny the fact that USCIS requested proof of computer literacy from me, an unforeseen requirement that I never expected being a nurse applying for an immigrant visa.

    Good thing I was able to enroll in a summer computer course when I was still in high school.

    I also requested the school where I finished nursing to provide a letter detailing course content(of the computer subject which is required of nursing students in my school) for the benefit of USCIS who may not be convinced of just the course title as seen in my TOR(transcript of records).

    Hope my case would be approved soon so that it can be sent to the NVC(as in-between USCIS approval and NVC Receipt of the approved petition, there might be another "waiting or clearing time" like 2-3 months or more depending on how people at the these agencies can handle the pressure of their work.). From the NVC to the RP consulate, it would take more time again, hehe, because of document requirements and further processing, etc... Hope everything will be right on time, in God's time according to His will.

    These trials help us to examine more ourselves, so that we can rise above the contradictions in life(in the world of materialism) and become better persons.
  7. by   lost_stranger
    Quote from john83
    Hehe, you're welcome and thanks for wishing me well. Indeed, however, it is during these times that we really need to persevere, trust God completely and not fall into temptation of sinning.

    I have not seen the actual RFE request but they said there were some things required of them by the USCIS(maybe proof of financial capability, etc.). They just told me to secure what was needed on my part to fulfill, PROOF OF COMPUTER LITERACY for MS WINDOWS, MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS POWERPOINT and knowledge of the internet/internet browsing.

    So to help others here, it would really be wise to enroll in computer courses, even if it's just a crash course/short course.

    In today's modern digital age, it's not just enough to know nursing and be concerned with nursing updates but also have basic working knowledge of computers and updates on technology as well.

    It may not be required for others, but it would not hurt to at least be prepared, learning from my experience(to prevent unnecessary delay).

    Though the employer had shortcomings, I can not deny the fact that USCIS requested proof of computer literacy from me, an unforeseen requirement that I never expected being a nurse applying for an immigrant visa.

    Good thing I was able to enroll in a summer computer course when I was still in high school.

    I also requested the school where I finished nursing to provide a letter detailing course content(of the computer subject which is required of nursing students in my school) for the benefit of USCIS who may not be convinced of just the course title as seen in my TOR(transcript of records).

    Hope my case would be approved soon so that it can be sent to the NVC(as in-between USCIS approval and NVC Receipt of the approved petition, there might be another "waiting or clearing time" like 2-3 months or more depending on how people at the these agencies can handle the pressure of their work.). From the NVC to the RP consulate, it would take more time again, hehe, because of document requirements and further processing, etc... Hope everything will be right on time, in God's time according to His will.

    These trials help us to examine more ourselves, so that we can rise above the contradictions in life(in the world of materialism) and become better persons.
    Hi John,
    I did not understand your post clearly, could you please elaborate? Were you issued an RFE asking for proof of computer proficiency? I have never heard of this before. Thanks and all the best to you.
  8. by   john83
    Hello lost_stranger! Yup, in short that was required of me(computer proficiency) while the employer had their own set of things that USCIS needed(that I don't know because I haven't seen the actual RFE, the employer just contacted me and asked me to provide such evidence). I too never heard of such request and I haven't seen it posted as a requirement for immigration of nurses in any of the my "immigration references" that is why I never saw it coming(had I only known earlier, I would have already prepared the documents beforehand). Hope other nurses, especially those in the TSC, would learn from my mistake.

    Hmmm, maybe immigration lawyers/firms or immigration sites should be informed to include such a certificate in their websites so as to somehow prevent RFEs on the part of the nurse? Any volunteers? Hehe...
  9. by   lawrence01
    Never heard of it either. Do you have a copy of the RFE or your agency just said so. If this was really asked, then this is something new.
  10. by   john83
    Quote from lawrence01
    Never heard of it either. Do you have a copy of the RFE or your agency just said so. If this was really asked, then this is something new.
    I'm asking them(employer) to submit me a copy of the RFE, I hope they'd send it to me soon. The employer just read to me what I needed to provide in the RFE. I heard from my authorized representative in the US that there were other things written in there that was required of the employer, maybe tax returns, etc...

    Yup, something new indeed. I don't know if my case is just an isolated case/random case where they required the nurse to demonstrate knowledge of computers...

    As I would say, it's better safe than sorry.
  11. by   RNGrad2006
    John 83,

    I have never heard of needing to prove computer proficiency either but as you stated the computer class was required in your nursing program and perhaps they were just following up that you met all required education requirements in your nursing program. From the sound of things there were other issues and maybe they just started getting a bit more picky when they started looking into your case. That would be a new one though. I would not know how these proficiencies could be proven if that becomes an issue. Although I have used WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT ETC...I don't have documentation to prove that fact. I took a WORD class at work many years ago and have no idea of where I could prove such documentation but have used EXCEL (currently for a Statistics class I am taking) and POWER POINT in virtually every class I have taken in the last year. I am currently working on my post RN BSN program here in the US. But no US school I have ever heard of requires computer classes to be taken as part of their nursing program so it seems that would be an unusual expectation to require. But thank you for sharing your story.
  12. by   john83
    Quote from john83
    Here's an update of my earlier post:

    RFE response sent by my employer: March 24, 2008

    USCIS receipt of RFE response: March 31, 2008

    Time USCIS estimates to make a decision or update on my case: Within 60 days

    Here's another update to my case(the best update for me as far as USCIS i-140 is concerned):

    I-140 Approval Notice sent: April 04, 2008.
  13. by   john83
    Quote from RNGrad2006
    John 83,

    I have never heard of needing to prove computer proficiency either but as you stated the computer class was required in your nursing program and perhaps they were just following up that you met all required education requirements in your nursing program. From the sound of things there were other issues and maybe they just started getting a bit more picky when they started looking into your case. That would be a new one though. I would not know how these proficiencies could be proven if that becomes an issue. Although I have used WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT ETC...I don't have documentation to prove that fact. I took a WORD class at work many years ago and have no idea of where I could prove such documentation but have used EXCEL (currently for a Statistics class I am taking) and POWER POINT in virtually every class I have taken in the last year. I am currently working on my post RN BSN program here in the US. But no US school I have ever heard of requires computer classes to be taken as part of their nursing program so it seems that would be an unusual expectation to require. But thank you for sharing your story.
    Thank you very much too for sharing...

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