Texas Service Center Tracker for I-140 - page 4

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  1. by   suzanne4
    The I-140 is the first petition that is filed in the Consular Processing procedures. You need to get approval on that first, and then they will send out a bill that needs to be paid. Next step would be getting the DS-230 submitted, this is the one that includes all of your personal specifics and where your dependents are included if married and/or you have children under the age of 21. Then that has to be accepted.

    No way to be considered for an interview with US Embassy until the above petitions have actual approval.

    Waiting time is also subject to if a complete petition was submitted and nothing left out that was required to be submitted with it. Sometimes the attorney gets asked for more information but they do not inform the nurse about it. More than likely you have signed a document giving them permission to act on your behalf.
  2. by   mirnali
    Hi Lawrence,
    My case filed on May 30 ,2006 but still waiting for approval in texas center. Any idea about this case?
    online status : case rceived & Pending
  3. by   ilona13
    hello, suzanne.
    my PD was november 24,2005, approval, april 16,2006, and got a notification from nvc that case completed last october,2006.then, retrogression came.
    now that july visa bulletin is current, nvc is asking for a re-submission of ds230. my question is this... why do they need another set od ds230 when it was already approved last year of october? i am afraid it will never end as after submitting a new one, another retrogression might set in again... i am confused of the process. please enlighten me.
    also, after i have submitted my new ds230, what do you think is my chance for an interview?
    appreciate very much of your efforts and time in clarifying these matters.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mirnali
    Hi Lawrence,
    My case filed on May 30 ,2006 but still waiting for approval in texas center. Any idea about this case?
    online status : case rceived & Pending
    if you filed in may 06 and still waiting then there is definately something wrong with your file. I filed in aug 06 and had approval in 11 days although now it is taking a lot longer. What has your lawyer said about this?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ilona13
    hello, suzanne.
    my PD was november 24,2005, approval, april 16,2006, and got a notification from nvc that case completed last october,2006.then, retrogression came.
    now that july visa bulletin is current, nvc is asking for a re-submission of ds230. my question is this... why do they need another set od ds230 when it was already approved last year of october? i am afraid it will never end as after submitting a new one, another retrogression might set in again... i am confused of the process. please enlighten me.
    also, after i have submitted my new ds230, what do you think is my chance for an interview?
    appreciate very much of your efforts and time in clarifying these matters.
    quite a few are being asked to resubmit DS230 I would do it without delay. You have a chance like everyone else on getting an interview if there are visas available but if your file is not up to date it will delay you
  6. by   lawrence01
    Quote from mirnali
    Hi Lawrence,
    My case filed on May 30 ,2006 but still waiting for approval in texas center. Any idea about this case?
    online status : case rceived & Pending
    It is what as it is indicated. Pending. You may want to ask the lawyer handling your case why this is so. It seems you are being left behind. If you will read through this thread there are nurses whose cases were filed much later than yours and they were all either reviewed or approved already.
  7. by   karolina
    lawrence, how would y know that the case was reviewed? i checked my online status, and i see some updates but no change in status. it is still pending,. when it is reviewed do u see updated or should it say processed..oh i got my work permit extension in a month,, so it does not take long to extend it..
  8. by   ilona13
    hi, lawrence,

    thanks for that piece of advise.
    i have acyually sent my updated form but i'm not sure whether my lawyer will pass it to nvc immediately or he might wait for all of my batchmate to submit and pass altogether to nvc... my lawyer is based in america and i hope he is aware of the time element involved...

    anyway, waiting is not so bad, after all. i realized i'm a very patient person when it comes to moments like this one.
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from karolina
    lawrence, how would y know that the case was reviewed? i checked my online status, and i see some updates but no change in status. it is still pending,. when it is reviewed do u see updated or should it say processed..oh i got my work permit extension in a month,, so it does not take long to extend it..
    If the status says, pending... It has not been fully reviewed. A fully reviewed case should have an updated status as well. It could be an outright notice of approval (NOA) or USCIS will send a Request for Further Evidence (RFE) if something is missing then finally a notice of denial (NOD) if they were not satisfied.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Jul 2, '07
  10. by   lawrence01
    Quote from ilona13
    hi, lawrence,

    thanks for that piece of advise.
    i have acyually sent my updated form but i'm not sure whether my lawyer will pass it to nvc immediately or he might wait for all of my batchmate to submit and pass altogether to nvc... my lawyer is based in america and i hope he is aware of the time element involved...

    anyway, waiting is not so bad, after all. i realized i'm a very patient person when it comes to moments like this one.
    If you are paying for this lawyer out of your own pocket then he must do it as soon as it is possible to do so. However, if he is being paid by the agency then usually they file things in batches.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from karolina
    lawrence, how would y know that the case was reviewed? i checked my online status, and i see some updates but no change in status. it is still pending,. when it is reviewed do u see updated or should it say processed..oh i got my work permit extension in a month,, so it does not take long to extend it..
    You are under a different case as you are under the AOS/EAD. The above are under the Consular Processing.

    With the AOS, you can see anything posted. As long as your petitions were submitted before the cut-off last August, you are still being processed. Where we usually see the hold-ups is with the English exams, but you do not need to worry about that.
  12. by   ilona13
    hello, lawrence,

    i received from nvc today notification that my case was forwarded to the embassy of my country. it was not an automated reply. it states that queries will be directed to the embassy.

    considering that the mail got in just today, does that mean that i maybe included in the consular interview date ? was i allocated a visa number despite today's post of revised july visa bulletin?

    thanks in advance.
  13. by   mariel7
    Quote from ilona13
    hello, lawrence,

    i received from nvc today notification that my case was forwarded to the embassy of my country. it was not an automated reply. it states that queries will be directed to the embassy.

    considering that the mail got in just today, does that mean that i maybe included in the consular interview date ? was i allocated a visa number despite today's post of revised july visa bulletin?

    thanks in advance.
    Hey ilona, sounds good to me. When did you actually send the updated DS230 and how did you get the notification from NVC that your case was forwarded already to the embassy? You are from PI, right? thanks for replying.

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