I-140 still not approve - page 2

I just want to ask if anyone in this forum who has a proirity date of August. Mine was August 1, 2006 and was filed in Nebraska visa center and up to now there's no approval yet. I'm just worried... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from babymel
    The letter i RECEIVED CAME FROM nATIONAL vISA cENTER, rOCHESTER aVENUE, pORTSMOUTH, NH. The letter pertains to visa pettion. It states that visa numbers are not currently available for the visa category of nurses. The reason is that all had been use up. Do you have any idea when will the visa be available again?
    Did they give you the DS-230 forms?
  2. by   suzanne4
    To clear up any questions that any of you may have:

    AOS is Adjustment of Status and can only be done if you are in the US on a valid visa. But it is on hold right now. Only yhe I-140 can be submitted in the US currently, and no petition to work or adjust status is being accepted.

    CP refers to Consular Processing and that is what is being done if you are being petitioned from your country and will have to go for an interview at the US Embassy there for the visa when visas become available. All can be done up unitl the time of the medical exam and the interview.

    The issue right now in the Philippines is that many employers are not paying the visa bill until they know when the retrogression will be lifted, so there is actually no DS-230 being submitted. Some of you have gotten letters from the attorney handling your petition telling you that USCIS is not accepting the DS-230 oe anything else, but again, that is not true. They are processing, it has to do with your employer, not the US government.
    With approval of the I-140, it is not a guarantee that you will be in DS-230 processing right away, nothing is sent until USCIS receives payment.
  3. by   Suzy13
    Hi,Suzanne.
    Thank you for all your help.
    My question is: I'm working in NYC and my lawyer sent I-140 in July,2006 to Nebraska center,but still no approval. How long is a waiting time? I read that many people got it during 2-6 month.
    Thank you again.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Suzy13
    Hi,Suzanne.
    Thank you for all your help.
    My question is: I'm working in NYC and my lawyer sent I-140 in July,2006 to Nebraska center,but still no approval. How long is a waiting time? I read that many people got it during 2-6 month.
    Thank you again.
    If you are already in the US and working with the EAD, you should have had the approval way before now. Suggest that you follow up with your attorney and see if additional information needed to be submitted that they did not tell you about.

    Do you have a Visa Screen Certificate in hand?
  5. by   Suzy13
    Hi,Suzanne!Thank you for your answer.Yes,I have Visa screen,and I'm working under EAD for more than 1 year,first was OPT and now EAD. So,I did fingerprint and photos ,but didn't get I-140 approval.
  6. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Suzy13
    Hi,Suzanne!Thank you for your answer.Yes,I have Visa screen,and I'm working under EAD for more than 1 year,first was OPT and now EAD. So,I did fingerprint and photos ,but didn't get I-140 approval.
    Do you know what service center your case is? It's prob. in Nebraska. It is slower than Texas. A friend's case was handled by Nebraska as well and it just got approved 3 days before X'mas. It was filed sometime June-July of 2006.

    So, your petition may be close to being approved.
  7. by   Suzy13
    Quote from lawrence01
    Do you know what service center your case is? It's prob. in Nebraska. It is slower than Texas. A friend's case was handled by Nebraska as well and it just got approved 3 days before X'mas. It was filed sometime June-July of 2006.

    So, your petition may be close to being approved.
    Thank you for answer,I hope it will be approved soon.
  8. by   babymel
    yes. I have already signed the DS-230 forms. Now I's just hoping that visas will be available again soon. thanks
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from babymel
    yes. I have already signed the DS-230 forms. Now I's just hoping that visas will be available again soon. thanks
    All you have to do now is wait for retrogression to be lifted and on you go to packet 4.
  10. by   stitch
    hi. i'm a nurse here in singapore and also waiting for my packet 4. Well I just need some advice Because my agent had been inactive since the retrogression started. He doesn't even reply my emails and i felt that i'm left out and waiting for nothing, though I have a ready employer in Florida and just waiting for the interview, I still feel that I wanted to follow my heart's content- I took my Nclex and passed last march 2006. I applied for the CBRN and wanted to work there, since my agent doesn't have any employers in CA, I just signed the contract for the job offer in Florida. But do you think it would be possible for me to change it since I haven't change my licensing state yet? and would you think it would be possible to change employers and would not conflict my awaiting application for packet 4?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from stitch
    hi. i'm a nurse here in singapore and also waiting for my packet 4. Well I just need some advice Because my agent had been inactive since the retrogression started. He doesn't even reply my emails and i felt that i'm left out and waiting for nothing, though I have a ready employer in Florida and just waiting for the interview, I still feel that I wanted to follow my heart's content- I took my Nclex and passed last march 2006. I applied for the CBRN and wanted to work there, since my agent doesn't have any employers in CA, I just signed the contract for the job offer in Florida. But do you think it would be possible for me to change it since I haven't change my licensing state yet? and would you think it would be possible to change employers and would not conflict my awaiting application for packet 4?
    if you change employers then you have to start all over again so it will affect your application as it stands. Your current one will be invalid. Plus if you have already signed a contract then there will be some sort of fee to pay if you cancel. Have you tried ringing your agent? It may be due to retrogression there is nothing to say although an acknowledgement of email would be nice
  12. by   pinoynarz
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    if you change employers then you have to start all over again so it will affect your application as it stands. Your current one will be invalid. Plus if you have already signed a contract then there will be some sort of fee to pay if you cancel. Have you tried ringing your agent? It may be due to retrogression there is nothing to say although an acknowledgement of email would be nice
    Hi Silverdragon102 !!! Would you know in what steps of processing the petition would become invalid , is it in the USCIS or NVC:uhoh21: ? A friend of mine applied for an H1-C while she has a pending petition under I-140. Is that prohibited?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from lawrence01
    All you have to do now is wait for retrogression to be lifted and on you go to packet 4.
    Still need to get approval of the DS-230, before the file is sent to NVC to wait for the visas to be available.

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