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9years
09-13-2010, 11:37 AM
Hi All,

My Eb2 Perm Labor Approved. It took 2 months to get approved. It was filed on 07/09/2010 and approved on (email received by HR dept) 09/10/2010. This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

anu_t
09-13-2010, 12:33 PM
Oh. Good to know that it takes only 2 months.
Thanks for sharing the info.


Gosh.... Why people are giving Red to this poster. He is just sharing the info.

h1techSlave
09-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Could you please provide some more information regarding this porting from EB3 to EB2?

Hi All,

My Eb2 Perm Labor Approved. It took 2 months to get approved. It was filed on 07/09/2010 and approved on (email received by HR dept) 09/10/2010. This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

spicy_guy
09-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Hi All,

My Eb2 Perm Labor Approved. It took 2 months to get approved. It was filed on 07/09/2010 and approved on (email received by HR dept) 09/10/2010. This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

Pardon my lack of knowledge. Is this from beginning to end?
I think advertising and stuff takes some time. Right? and thats not included in this 2 months. Right?

9years
09-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Hi All,

Ads and other process took around 8 months(approximately). Just I was talking about the day labor filed with DOL to approval email to HR department. Just I am sharing this information thinking that it might help for someone in thinking in that direction. Eb3 & Eb2 both labors are from the same company. I have US masters degree ( if any wants to know about that).

Your questions are welcome and as much as I know I will share.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

Edison99
09-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Congrats 9years!
You are very close to enjoying freedom...

Hi All,

My Eb2 Perm Labor Approved. It took 2 months to get approved. It was filed on 07/09/2010 and approved on (email received by HR dept) 09/10/2010. This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

acecupid
09-13-2010, 02:16 PM
Hi All,

My Eb2 Perm Labor Approved. It took 2 months to get approved. It was filed on 07/09/2010 and approved on (email received by HR dept) 09/10/2010. This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

Wow!! Congratulations.... That was very fast indeed. Good luck with the rest of the process.

sareesh
09-13-2010, 02:39 PM
where you promoted for EB2 ?

thanks,
SG.

9years
09-13-2010, 03:08 PM
I am not promoted. I believe my case is based on my MS + couple of years exp. All these details are what ever I know. Please seek expert attorney advice. I think attorney knows better based on our situation.

sbmallik
09-13-2010, 03:33 PM
I am not promoted. I believe my case is based on my MS + couple of years exp. All these details are what ever I know. Please seek expert attorney advice. I think attorney knows better based on our situation.

Good news!! Next step is to file I-140 (is your employer filing in premium processing?) and upon approval, interfile with the existing I-485 application to port the priority date.

cellphone
09-13-2010, 03:40 PM
Hi All,

Ads and other process took around 8 months(approximately). Just I was talking about the day labor filed with DOL to approval email to HR department. Just I am sharing this information thinking that it might help for someone in thinking in that direction. Eb3 & Eb2 both labors are from the same company. I have US masters degree ( if any wants to know about that).

Your questions are welcome and as much as I know I will share.

Thank you and best of luck to all.

dude, why 8 months?
btw, this is userful info for me as I am trying to get my PERM filed under EB3...and I have changed employers.

sareesh
09-13-2010, 05:06 PM
9years,
my labor was MS + 2 years. Attorney did not file my I140 under EB2 because I have 23 months full time experience and 2 years GA experience.
thanks,
SG

9years
10-21-2010, 02:54 PM
Hi All,

My EB2 I-140 Approved in 2 days (Premium Processing).

Service Center: Texas
Application Received Date: 10/12/2010
Application Approved Date: 10/14/2010

This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

Edison99
10-21-2010, 03:18 PM
Congratulations 9years and celebrate this approval with family and friends!

Hi All,

My EB2 I-140 Approved in 2 days (Premium Processing).

Service Center: Texas
Application Received Date: 10/12/2010
Application Approved Date: 10/14/2010

This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

Edison99
10-21-2010, 03:22 PM
sbmallik, could explain how interfile works and process; is it similar to I485 ?!
Good news!! Next step is to file I-140 (is your employer filing in premium processing?) and upon approval, interfile with the existing I-485 application to port the priority date.

9years
10-21-2010, 03:30 PM
I am not sure how porting works. I heard in some cases they will be ported automatically and in some cases we (attorney) have to request for porting. I will talk to my attorney and post the information here as I get it.

Thank you and best of luck every one.

SGP
10-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Hi All,

My EB2 I-140 Approved in 2 days (Premium Processing).

Service Center: Texas
Application Received Date: 10/12/2010
Application Approved Date: 10/14/2010

This is just to share with all of you.

Thank you.

Mubarak Ho (Congratulations). Do include something for IV in your celebration spree (if you can):)

9years
10-21-2010, 03:40 PM
Thank you all and I will contribute. to IV.

spicy_guy
10-21-2010, 07:49 PM
I am still not sure, if its considered 8+2=10 months to complete the PERM labor or we should just consider 2 months from start. Every application should go through the first part of it ( in this case 8 months). Right?

9years
10-21-2010, 10:08 PM
You are correct, it took around 10 months. From prevailing wage to labor approval. 2 months I mean filing actual labor application to approval.

9years
10-22-2010, 09:03 AM
our attorney did not port yet. He will (if not automatically ported ) now. I am not sure how one should do, we will port after I-140 approval. I-140 approval time, I am not sure 2 days - 4 months. In my case it took 2 days (premium processing).

Hope it helps.

Thank you.

evildead
10-22-2010, 09:13 AM
you could have sent a porting request letter along with the i140 application

vishwak
10-22-2010, 09:24 AM
Could you please provide some more information regarding this porting from EB3 to EB2?

Check this Thread...
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum88-priority-dates-transfers-and-post-140-approval-options/18721-eb3-to-eb2-porting.html

vayumahesh
10-22-2010, 10:12 AM
My application was filed under PERM EB2 on May 12th and it got approved on Sep 2nd. Filed I-140 under premium processing yesterday. My attorney has requested earlier priority date (June 2003, EB3) while filing EB2 I-140. He said, once I-140 is approved and priority date porting is done, I-485 may be approved automatically. If not approved for a period of time (say a month or so), interfiling may be requested.

McLuvin
10-22-2010, 10:47 AM
What is the average time frame for this whole process??

Lets say once the company approves for the porting process....

What is the average time involved for processing, PWD, adv., then perm filing/approval...

Anyone who had gone through and had experience.. pls share...

BR,
McLuvin

Edison99
10-22-2010, 10:52 AM
Thanks for nice info!
My application was filed under PERM EB2 on May 12th and it got approved on Sep 2nd. Filed I-140 under premium processing yesterday. My attorney has requested earlier priority date (June 2003, EB3) while filing EB2 I-140. He said, once I-140 is approved and priority date porting is done, I-485 may be approved automatically. If not approved for a period of time (say a month or so), interfiling may be requested.

hebron
10-22-2010, 11:00 AM
Hi 9Years and VayuMahesh,
Thanks for the info. This helps people who are planning to port.

1. Did you refile under EB2 with the same employer? If so, would you mind sharing details - job description used for EB3 and EB2? I have an MCA from India with 12+ years of experience. My current employer filed my GC under EB3 (PD 2004), job description used was Software Engineer. I was promoted since then to Principal S/W Engineer and I was hoping I could ask my current employer to refile under EB2. But my attorney says that it is risky since the current job description of Principal Software Engineer has to be different from Software Engineer by atleast 50%.

2. Did you get any RFE during the new PERM or I-140?

It will be of great help if you could advice.

Thanks in advance!

spicy_guy
10-22-2010, 11:03 AM
You are correct, it took around 10 months. From prevailing wage to labor approval. 2 months I mean filing actual labor application to approval.

Thanks for the clarification

spicy_guy
10-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Is there a chance or is is possible at all PERM could complete in less than 3-4 months? Or is there a minimum timeframe?

9years
10-22-2010, 11:21 AM
Hi All,

How much time total process takes I think case by case. In my case it took around a year( from request to sponsor Eb2 to I-140 approval (premium processing). I had no perm auditing. I had no RFE on I-140. I filed my EB2 with the same employer.

Best of luck to all.

vayumahesh
10-22-2010, 11:36 AM
I filed my EB2 with the same employer. Did not get any RFE for PERM Labor. I have M.S degree from US. I am in the same job role from the beginning (Web Developer).

hebron
10-22-2010, 11:50 AM
I filed my EB2 with the same employer. Did not get any RFE for PERM Labor. I have M.S degree from US. I am in the same job role from the beginning (Web Developer).

I sent you private message. Could you please take a look?

spicy_guy
10-22-2010, 01:21 PM
I filed my EB2 with the same employer. Did not get any RFE for PERM Labor. I have M.S degree from US. I am in the same job role from the beginning (Web Developer).

When did you apply? Status?

vayumahesh
10-22-2010, 01:30 PM
spicy_guy,
Please read my previous message regarding date filed etc.,

9years
10-28-2010, 02:47 PM
Hi All,

My attorney and company (both) received copy of Approval Notice. One thing I noticed is Priority Date on Approval Notice is my EB3 Priority Date( October 2003 ). I think some kind update (porting) has happened. I have not seen any change in LUD on my I-485. This is just to update all and hope this information may be useful to someone.

Thank you and Best of Luck to all.

hebron
10-28-2010, 03:37 PM
Thanks guys for posting your experiences.

I spoke with my attorney today regarding filing a new PERM labor and I-140 under EB2 with the same employer. My EB3 labor was filed for Software Engineer position and now my role is a senior role as a Principal Software Engineer. My job duties have changed but not by 50%. My attorney says in order to successfully apply for EB2 labor and I-140 with the same employer, the job should be 50% different from the EB3 Job description.

I don't know how to convince my attorney. Can somebody tell me if I have a valid case for EB2.

I have an MCA from India and 4 years of experience before I joined my current employer. Now I have 12+ years of experience. My current job as a Principal Software Engineer requires a Bachelors + 7 years or Master's + 2 years of experience. I have a Masters with 4 years before I joined my current employer. So i should be eligible to apply for EB2 labor without the experience gained from my current employer. Is that correct?

spicy_guy
10-28-2010, 04:20 PM
I am not sure if this is possible at all. But just wanted to see.

If my Wife's employer starts GC for her on EB2, can my case be ported / interfile to her's? She is dependent on my GC application.

vayumahesh
10-28-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks 9Years for sharing the info. My I-140 was filed on Oct 20th under premium processing and still waiting for approval.

As next step, are you planning to do interfiling or wait and see if I-485 will be approved automatically ?

9years
10-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Hi Hebron,

I have filed EB2 & EB3 with the same company (As explained earlier). EB3 as Programmer Analyst and EB2 as Database Adminstrator ( MS + 2 yrs exp.). I think it is better to take some expert attorney advice on your case. It does not hurt if you consult ( or crosscheck ) with some other attorney about your case. Most of the legal experts charge around $250 to evaluate your case and suggest.

Best of Luck to you.

Thanks.

9years
10-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Hi Vayumahesh,

My attorney told me that it takes around a month to get ported (may be he is just saying in general). As I mentioned earlier My I-140 (EB2 one) shows EB3 priority date. I hope something will happen in a month or two.

Good luck to you on your EB2 I-140.

Thanks.

hebron
10-29-2010, 09:29 AM
Hi Guys,
Could anybody let me know what job code is used for labor certification. Is it DOT or SOC?

hebron
10-29-2010, 09:56 AM
Hi Hebron,

I have filed EB2 & EB3 with the same company (As explained earlier). EB3 as Programmer Analyst and EB2 as Database Adminstrator ( MS + 2 yrs exp.). I think it is better to take some expert attorney advice on your case. It does not hurt if you consult ( or crosscheck ) with some other attorney about your case. Most of the legal experts charge around $250 to evaluate your case and suggest.

Best of Luck to you.

Thanks.


Hi 9Years,

Thanks for the information! I will consult a another attorney.

I was looking up the SOC job codes and I noticed is that in your case the SOC job codes are different. (Programmer Analyst 15-1021.00 and Database Administrator 15-1061.00.)
In my case both Software Engineer and Principal Software Engineer falls under the same SOC code.

This could be why my attorney thinks my case is not portable with the same employer.

9years
10-29-2010, 10:08 AM
Quite possible. Best of luck.

vayumahesh
10-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Hi 9Years,

Do you see any LUD update on your I-485 case ? I think when I-140 was approved and EB3 date got ported, USCIS may have touched the I-485 application.

9years
10-29-2010, 12:13 PM
NO LUD on I-485 yet.

Thanks.

vayumahesh
11-05-2010, 12:57 PM
It has been 15 days after applying I-140 under premium processing and still waiting for approval.

9years
11-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Did you get your I-140 receipt? What is the online status?

dipmay2002
11-05-2010, 03:14 PM
If my Wife's employer starts GC for her on EB2, can my case be ported / interfile to her's? She is dependent on my GC application. :eek:

9years
11-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Check this thread http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum5-all-other-green-card-issues/19902-pd-not-current-but-got-i-485-approval-email-7.html.

Few months back I have seen a thread on immigration voice forum similar case approved.

vayumahesh
11-08-2010, 10:33 AM
Did you get your I-140 receipt? What is the online status?
My company would not provide me with I-140 receipt or approval notice. They would just inform me of the status.

9years
11-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Then there is nothing much we can do. We have to wait on them or checking LUDs on your I-485 case. I can understand your feelings. I wish you Best of Luck.

vayumahesh
11-08-2010, 04:47 PM
I got a email notification from my attorney just now that my I-140 is approved with priority date ported from EB3. Not sure whether I should wait few weeks before initiating interfiling process.

amitkhare77
11-08-2010, 05:25 PM
My company filed labor application on 13th September 2010 and it was approved on 2nd November 2010. Now getting ready for I-140. I thought I will share this info with the forum

spicy_guy
11-08-2010, 06:15 PM
Wow! Just in less than 2 months? What about the Ad stuff? Does this include everything?

spicy_guy
11-08-2010, 06:17 PM
If my Wife's employer starts GC for her on EB2, can my case be ported / interfile to her's? She is dependent on my GC application. :eek:

I have exact same Q. Any inputs?

9years
11-08-2010, 07:16 PM
I got a email notification from my attorney just now that my I-140 is approved with priority date ported from EB3. Not sure whether I should wait few weeks before initiating interfiling process.
Congrats on your I-140 approval.

9years
11-08-2010, 07:18 PM
My company filed labor application on 13th September 2010 and it was approved on 2nd November 2010. Now getting ready for I-140. I thought I will share this info with the forum
Congrats on your Perm Labor Approval and Best of Luck on I-140.

amitkhare77
11-08-2010, 08:40 PM
No, this is only the processing time for labor application, the whole process took a lot longer than this. I first submitted my document to the lawyer in the last week of January this year. Lawyer prepared my case, wages approval etc. it took around 1+ month to get preventing wages. then advertisement, recruitment process etc.
almost 8 month to finish all the requirements before the company could actually file the labor application.

I hope this answers your question.
Wow! Just in less than 2 months? What about the Ad stuff? Does this include everything?

spicy_guy
11-08-2010, 09:43 PM
No, this is only the processing time for labor application, the whole process took a lot longer than this. I first submitted my document to the lawyer in the last week of January this year. Lawyer prepared my case, wages approval etc. it took around 1+ month to get preventing wages. then advertisement, recruitment process etc.
almost 8 month to finish all the requirements before the company could actually file the labor application.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks for the reply. 8 or 10 months. Its still worth it. You did the right thing. Congrats and good luck!

amitkhare77
11-09-2010, 09:18 AM
Yes I think so too. specially I am EB3 India Dec 06, who know I will be current next July-Aug-Sept. hopefully this is the last EAD renewal (valid Sept until 2012)
Thanks for the reply. 8 or 10 months. Its still worth it. You did the right thing. Congrats and good luck!

vayumahesh
11-09-2010, 09:50 AM
I need info from the experts here. I am thinking of going with interfiling process rather than wait for the USCIS system to identify the case as current. One issue with my case is I-140 attorney (company lawyer) is different from I-485 attorney (outside company). My company attorney has forwarded the copy of I-140 to my I-485 attorney. Is I-140 copy enough or must submit original with the interfiling process ?

The following thread in Immigrationvoice says, lawyer needs to send original I-140 with interfiling process.

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum2-retrogression-priority-dates-and-visa-bulletins/17441-interfiling.html (response by sanbaj - The lawyer has to write a letter to USCIS along with the original approval notice of the newly approved but older PD I140. )

vayumahesh
11-16-2010, 09:04 AM
Update. My attorney has sent a letter (interfiling process) to USCIS mentioning that my case is current now. One of my friends got 485 approved within 2 weeks after initiating interfiling process. I hope it would be the same case with me.

9years
11-16-2010, 09:10 AM
Update. My attorney has sent a letter (interfiling process) to USCIS mentioning that my case is current now. One of my friends got 485 approved within 2 weeks after initiating interfiling process. I hope it would be the same case with me.
Thank you for sharing VayuMahesh. I hope I have to do the same. Can you please share, is there any form he has to fill while doing this or he has to write a letter.

vayumahesh
11-16-2010, 09:33 AM
It is a letter by your I-485 attorney to USCIS mentioning your pending I-485 application (receipt numbers, filed where, including everyone part of the application), about your company securing I-140 approval under EB2 category for you and requesting to interfile this I-140 with pending I-485 and approval based on case is being current now (mentioning priority date). Copy of the I-140 approval notice (EB2) should be attached.

Some attorneys do attach I-485 receipt copies too. Also, your attorney may ask you to sign on the G-28 form that he/she is representing your case.

Edison99
11-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Great!
Thanks for the updates…..

Update. My attorney has sent a letter (interfiling process) to USCIS mentioning that my case is current now. One of my friends got 485 approved within 2 weeks after initiating interfiling process. I hope it would be the same case with me.

9years
11-16-2010, 10:14 AM
It is a letter by your I-485 attorney to USCIS mentioning your pending I-485 application (receipt numbers, filed where, including everyone part of the application), about your company securing I-140 approval under EB2 category for you and requesting to interfile this I-140 with pending I-485 and approval based on case is being current now (mentioning priority date). Copy of the I-140 approval notice (EB2) should be attached.

Some attorneys do attach I-485 receipt copies too. Also, your attorney may ask you to sign on the G-28 form that he/she is representing your case.
Thank you, I appreciate your quick response.

vayumahesh
11-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Just noticed there is an update on LUD on my previous EAD (not the current one). Not sure what that means though. Still waiting for response after sending interfiling letter.

9years
11-30-2010, 03:05 PM
Just noticed there is an update on LUD on my previous EAD (not the current one). Not sure what that means though. Still waiting for response after sending interfiling letter.
Thank you for the update. I don't have any updates or LUDs. Best of luck to you.

meminime
11-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Thanks for all the info about interfilling guys, very useful .

I have EB3 Nob/04 with I40 approved and AOS in progress.

Apllied EB2 10 months ago and got labor (6 months prep + 3 months in filling) + I140 approved (in 2 days)
with prem processing.

I'm also in the same boat as others, not clear as to what one has to do for porting/interfilling, I will let the attorney decide if he/she needs to submit a request or it will be automatically linked to the current 485.

Please keep us updated on your progress which is more helpful than attorneys and SOPs followed by USCIS, thanks.

SM.

GeetaRam
11-30-2010, 04:28 PM
Hi,

I was following this thread and it has good information.
I have EB3 labor and I-140 approved with priority date March 2005. I couldn't file my I-485 in 2007.
Recently thru same employer I filed EB2 labor which got approved in Sept 2010. I have filed my I-140 under regular processing. I asked my attorney and he said as I already have one I-140 approved I should file this one under regular processing. USCIS might reject premium processing. Any advice.
My 6th year of H1-B is getting completed on Sept 2011.
Please suggest should I file my I-140 under premium processing? Should I try to convert it???
9 years and VayuMahesh any inputs... congratulations to u both for successful I-140 approval and porting....

Thanks in advance...

9years
11-30-2010, 08:23 PM
Hi,

I was following this thread and it has good information.
I have EB3 labor and I-140 approved with priority date March 2005. I couldn't file my I-485 in 2007.
Recently thru same employer I filed EB2 labor which got approved in Sept 2010. I have filed my I-140 under regular processing. I asked my attorney and he said as I already have one I-140 approved I should file this one under regular processing. USCIS might reject premium processing. Any advice.
My 6th year of H1-B is getting completed on Sept 2011.
Please suggest should I file my I-140 under premium processing? Should I try to convert it???
9 years and VayuMahesh any inputs... congratulations to u both for successful I-140 approval and porting....

Thanks in advance...
Hi GeetaRam,

I have not heard any one saying, my I-140 denied because of premium processing (I am not advising anything). It depends on the situation of their own. Ask your attorney and company if you can convert to premium and listen to them what they are saying. Based on their comments and input you can decide. As I-140 has to be supported by company we have nothing much to do except to request them. I wish you best of luck.

Regards.

GeetaRam
12-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Thanks a lot for your reply 9 years...

Robert Kumar
12-02-2010, 08:38 AM
Thanks a lot for your reply 9 years...

How much time does one really need to prepare to file for labor these days ,please let me know. The time before filing the labor, if everything goes very fast.

9years
12-02-2010, 10:02 AM
How much time does one really need to prepare to file for labor these days ,please let me know. The time before filing the labor, if everything goes very fast.
Robert Kumar,

Even though one wants to push too fast, I think there are certain duration one has to wait in each step before goes to the next step (this is just based on my knowledge and I may be wrong). It takes around 6 months minimum I think. Good luck for your process.

vayumahesh
12-02-2010, 11:38 AM
GeetaRam,

I would say to follow your attorney's advice though I don't think of any issues with going for premium processing as you are with the same employer. My friend has recently filed I-140 under regular processing and got approval within 2 1/2 months. Just make sure if your attorney submitted porting request while filing new I-140 under EB2. All the best.

9years
12-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Just noticed there is an update on LUD on my previous EAD (not the current one). Not sure what that means though. Still waiting for response after sending interfiling letter.
I got an email saying that "On December 2, 2010, we ordered production of your new card" today. Me and my wife both got emails. Our wait (green in our life) for so many years came to a very happy end. My hearty wishes to all the friends who have been waiting in the queue to have best of luck.

Regards.

Edison99
12-02-2010, 06:46 PM
Congrats 9years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy your freedom and welcome New Year joyfully…

I got an email saying that "On December 2, 2010, we ordered production of your new card" today. Me and my wife both got emails. Our wait (green in our life) for so many years came to a very happy end. My hearty wishes to all the friends who have been waiting in the queue to have best of luck.

Regards.

AllVNeedGcPc
12-02-2010, 08:55 PM
9years thank you for sharing all the information during the whole process...

I got an email saying that "On December 2, 2010, we ordered production of your new card" today. Me and my wife both got emails. Our wait (green in our life) for so many years came to a very happy end. My hearty wishes to all the friends who have been waiting in the queue to have best of luck.

Regards.

vayumahesh
12-03-2010, 08:58 AM
Congrats 9Years. What a big relief ...... Right !!! Finally DONE. I am waiting for the same moment .....

9years
12-03-2010, 09:03 AM
Congrats 9Years. What a big relief ...... Right !!! Finally DONE. I am waiting for the same moment .....
Hi Vayumahesh,

Thank you and you will get it soon. Best of luck.

perm2gc
12-03-2010, 11:13 AM
I got an email saying that "On December 2, 2010, we ordered production of your new card" today. Me and my wife both got emails. Our wait (green in our life) for so many years came to a very happy end. My hearty wishes to all the friends who have been waiting in the queue to have best of luck.

Regards.
Congrats!!!

AllVNeedGcPc
12-10-2010, 08:32 AM
Hello 9years: Thanks for sharing the info all along. A quick question:

I got my EB2 Labor certified today, and now my lawyer is preparing EB2 140 as an interfile into my existing EB3 485.

Is this recommended or should we do regular premium 140 and request date porting once its approved?

If we do decide to do interfile now during 140 application. Is it advisable to do premium processing?

Thanks,

Hi All,

My attorney and company (both) received copy of Approval Notice. One thing I noticed is Priority Date on Approval Notice is my EB3 Priority Date( October 2003 ). I think some kind update (porting) has happened. I have not seen any change in LUD on my I-485. This is just to update all and hope this information may be useful to someone.

Thank you and Best of Luck to all.

Edison99
12-10-2010, 08:49 AM
Congrats AllVNeedGcPc on your labor approval and you are one inch closer to freedom!

Hello 9years: Thanks for sharing the info all along. A quick question:

I got my EB2 Labor certified today, and now my lawyer is preparing EB2 140 as an interfile into my existing EB3 485.

Is this recommended or should we do regular premium 140 and request date porting once its approved?

If we do decide to do interfile now during 140 application. Is it advisable to do premium processing?

Thanks,

9years
12-10-2010, 09:00 AM
Hello 9years: Thanks for sharing the info all along. A quick question:

I got my EB2 Labor certified today, and now my lawyer is preparing EB2 140 as an interfile into my existing EB3 485.

Is this recommended or should we do regular premium 140 and request date porting once its approved?

If we do decide to do interfile now during 140 application. Is it advisable to do premium processing?

Thanks,
Hi AllVNeedGcPc,

Congrats on your labor approval. As already mentioned doing premium does not hurt but it will expedite the process(to my knowledge). Talk to your attorney and company. They are the one who supposed to take decision. In my case Eb2-140 approved copy has priority date of EB3. Porting request also does not hurt and it could do better. Best of luck.

9years
12-10-2010, 09:15 AM
We have received cards yesterday. It took one week from approval of I-485 to Physical cards. We are happy at the end everything went well. I wish all of our friends best of luck for all their immigration wishes.

<I>Note: I noticed that physical cards envelope does not have any USCIS stamp or from address. After seeing that I thought it is some credit card company mail and kept away(didn't through out). Later when we opened, there are cards in it. This is just to let other know(F.Y.I) envelope does not remind any USCIS.</I>

vayumahesh
01-07-2011, 12:37 PM
Lot of weird things. Still waiting for 485 approval even after sending interfiling request in mid-November. My attorney has sent an email reminder again 2 weeks back. Even for the I-140 which was approved in November 1st week, online status still says "Initial Review".

Opened a Service Request early this week and received a reply with the status as follows.

Thank you for contacting us about this case. According to our systems this petition was approved and it has been sent to production. Your case will be processed in order based on the approval date. If you do not receive the document within 30 days feel free to contact us again.

Online/Phone status is still processing .... I have to just wait and see I guess.

vayumahesh
01-10-2011, 12:36 PM
Finally a happy ending to my green card journey. Received our cards on Saturday. Thank You IV and I wish all the best for everyone.

Edison99
01-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Congrats
9years & vayumahesh! Enjoy the freedom...................
Finally a happy ending to my green card journey. Received our cards on Saturday. Thank You IV and I wish all the best for everyone.

gc_check
01-10-2011, 12:58 PM
It is good to see, more and more people (EB3 with older PD's ) switch to EB2 or higher, though the total percentage is small, it is still a significant help for EB3 (C & I). On average each EB Applicant consumes 2-3 Visas. One primary applicant switch means, at least 2 -3 visas freed in EB3 for this category. If qualified for EB2, this is a good move looking at the way EB3 dates are moving.

9years
01-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Finally a happy ending to my green card journey. Received our cards on Saturday. Thank You IV and I wish all the best for everyone.
Congrats Vayumahesh. Very nice happy new year gift to your family USCIS gave/you earned.

om5454
01-22-2011, 01:28 AM
I was going thru your question, I am kind of in the same boat. My PD is Jan'04 in EB3. Filed 485 for self and wife in Jul'07.

Did you get answer to your question ?

lvinaykumar
01-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Congratulation to 9years and Vayumahesh. Thank you both for documenting your journey. My EB2 perm was applied from the new company i have joined and it is approved this month. Hopefully i should be applying for I-140 next month.

I have applied my 485 in July 07 but i was not married at that time. I am married now and my my wife is on H1B. When should i add her or amend my I-485.

Thanks

desigirl
01-31-2011, 10:32 AM
Congratulation to 9years and Vayumahesh. Thank you both for documenting your journey. My EB2 perm was applied from the new company i have joined and it is approved this month. Hopefully i should be applying for I-140 next month.

I have applied my 485 in July 07 but i was not married at that time. I am married now and my my wife is on H1B. When should i add her or amend my I-485.

Thanks

When you become current and before you get your GC approval notice, you should file 485 for your wife.

Disclaimer: Not an attorney.

AllVNeedGcPc
02-03-2011, 03:41 PM
9years: So finally did you have to send the interfiling request, or they approved it automatically.

- My EB2 140 got approved 2 weeks ago (with July 03 PD), but still no LUD on my 485.
- I placed a Service Request last week on my pending 485, which resulted in a soft LUD on my EB2 140 but nothing on 485.

I just wanted to know if you also had to send the interfiling request just like VayuMahesh.

Thanks,

Thank you for sharing VayuMahesh. I hope I have to do the same. Can you please share, is there any form he has to fill while doing this or he has to write a letter.

Edison99
02-03-2011, 03:55 PM
Congrats and good luck with your GC process !

9years: So finally did you have to send the interfiling request, or they approved it automatically.

- My EB2 140 got approved 2 weeks ago (with July 03 PD), but still no LUD on my 485.
- I placed a Service Request last week on my pending 485, which resulted in a soft LUD on my EB2 140 but nothing on 485.

I just wanted to know if you also had to send the interfiling request just like VayuMahesh.

Thanks,

vayumahesh
02-04-2011, 09:35 AM
For AllvNeedGcPc,

Do I need to do anything to get it moving? How do I put a Service Request on 485? The online system to put an eRequest only lets you do it for N400 or I90.

It does not hurt to send a interfiling request letter from your attorney. You can raise a Service request (via phone) if it is outside of normal processing time (30 days past after being current).

:) Got greened on Jan 4th, 2011 (Refiled in EB2 and ported PD from EB3)

piliriver
03-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Hi,

Does anyone has recently got I-485 approval after porting priority date from earliar EB3 filing.

My I-140 got approved 2 weeks back and based on priority date, I am current. Ny EB3 485 was filed in July 2007.

How long it is taking for I485 to get approved after I-140 approval when the priority date is current.

Thanks
PR

Robert Kumar
03-14-2011, 06:51 PM
In the last 1 months, how mcuh time is it taking for just the labor to be cleared. Not the pre-labor work. Just labor.
Thank you,.

gene77
03-14-2011, 11:44 PM
Sent interfiling request on Mar-03 and raised a SR last week. No LUDs yet .....

wanna_immigrate
03-15-2011, 03:47 PM
...raised an SR, sent an interfiling request, but still no LUD yet.

If you check OP and other posters in this discussion, looks like it took around 2 months for all of them.

Did you mean in 2 months after interfiling they got 485 approved? Please clarify.

wanna_immigrate
03-15-2011, 03:48 PM
In the last 1 months, how mcuh time is it taking for just the labor to be cleared. Not the pre-labor work. Just labor.
Thank you,.

PERM is getting approved in less than 4 weeks after filing if there is not audit.

wanna_immigrate
03-15-2011, 04:33 PM
In the last 1 months, how mcuh time is it taking for just the labor to be cleared. Not the pre-labor work. Just labor.
Thank you,.

BTW you can check it out at

Welcome to the iCERT Portal (http://icert.doleta.gov/)

Robert Kumar
03-15-2011, 06:43 PM
btw you can check it out at

welcome to the icert portal (http://icert.doleta.gov/)

!!! T h a n k y o u !!!

piliriver
03-21-2011, 04:23 PM
@AllVNeedGCPC : Did you get any updates on I-485

@gene77 : When was your I-140 approved and what is your priority date.

Thanks!

AllVNeedGcPc
03-22-2011, 04:23 PM
:(

@AllVNeedGCPC : Did you get any updates on I-485

Thanks!

gene77
03-22-2011, 10:28 PM
@AllVNeedGCPC : Did you get any updates on I-485

@gene77 : When was your I-140 approved and what is your priority date.

Thanks!

I wonder what is needed now? Has anyone experienced RFE at this juncture? What should I be expecting ?

@piliriver: 140 approved last month, PD Oct-2004

AllVNeedGcPc
03-22-2011, 10:42 PM
... I thought all 485s from our times were already pre-adjudicated by now.


I wonder what is needed now? Has anyone experienced RFE at this juncture? What should I be expecting ?

@piliriver: 140 approved last month, PD Oct-2004

test123
03-22-2011, 10:56 PM
My First Post :

Initial EB3 - 07/2003 with fortune 200 company, got laid off in 10/2010 after working with them for 11 years.

Joined small company in 11/2010, Perm EB2 - 12/22/2010 - Approved on 01/06/2011
I140 Premium - 03/02/2011. Both 140 and 485 approved on 03/15/2011 - Current Law Firm received 140 approval notice on 03/18/2011, Previous company's law firm received 485 approval on the same day.

AllVNeedGcPc
03-22-2011, 11:05 PM
... thanks for sharing.

My First Post :

Initial EB3 - 07/2003 with fortune 200 company, got laid off in 10/2010 after working with them for 11 years.

Joined small company in 11/2010, Perm EB2 - 12/22/2010 - Approved on 01/06/2011
I140 Premium - 03/02/2011. Both 140 and 485 approved on 03/15/2011 - Current Law Firm received 140 approval notice on 03/18/2011, Previous company's law firm received 485 approval on the same day.

AllVNeedGcPc
04-01-2011, 09:03 PM
... a quick search shows that USCIS is playing April fools with us.

Texas Service Center Premium Processing Unit Sends Old I-140 Receipt and Approval Email Notices (Updated) (http://www.cilawgroup.com/news/2011/04/01/texas-service-center-premium-processing-unit-sends-old-i-140-receipt-and-approval-email-notices-updated/)

And

track itt .com/usa-discussion-forums/i485-eb/675411805/approved-i140-status-changed-to-initial-review

AllVNeedGcPc
04-02-2011, 06:04 PM
@gene77: Can you share what the RFE was about?


I wonder what is needed now? Has anyone experienced RFE at this juncture? What should I be expecting ?

@piliriver: 140 approved last month, PD Oct-2004

gene77
04-03-2011, 01:22 AM
RFE requests an updated G325-A and an EVL from the new employer. Haven't responded yet.

gcseeker2002
04-03-2011, 02:25 PM
My First Post :

Initial EB3 - 07/2003 with fortune 200 company, got laid off in 10/2010 after working with them for 11 years.

Joined small company in 11/2010, Perm EB2 - 12/22/2010 - Approved on 01/06/2011
I140 Premium - 03/02/2011. Both 140 and 485 approved on 03/15/2011 - Current Law Firm received 140 approval notice on 03/18/2011, Previous company's law firm received 485 approval on the same day.

how come you joined the company in 11/2010 and applied on 12/22/2010 ? my lawyer is in the 3rd week and finalizing job description. she says advertising takes 30 days, pwd takes 6 weeks, etc etc, and that it cannot be approved without atleast 90 days of prepwork.

gcseeker2002
04-04-2011, 06:30 PM
how come you joined the company in 11/2010 and applied on 12/22/2010 ? my lawyer is in the 3rd week and finalizing job description. she says advertising takes 30 days, pwd takes 6 weeks, etc etc, and that it cannot be approved without atleast 90 days of prepwork.
no answer ?

jimytomy
04-11-2011, 09:15 PM
@AllVNeedGCPC : Did you get any updates on your I-485 ?

@gene77 : Any update on your REF ?

Thanks!

jimytomy

wanna_immigrate
04-11-2011, 09:35 PM
How long it takes to get 140 approved in premium?

AllVNeedGcPc
04-11-2011, 11:29 PM
...nothing yet.

Did anyone else get any update?


@AllVNeedGCPC : Did you get any updates on your I-485 ?

Thanks!

jimytomy

jimytomy
04-12-2011, 07:45 AM
How long it takes to get 140 approved in premium?

Officially 15 days. But according track itt website , it is taking at the most 8 or 9 days.

jimytomy
04-12-2011, 07:49 AM
...nothing yet.

Did anyone else get any update?

We all hope you see ( Green Light) light at the end of tunnel ...soon

wanna_immigrate
04-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Officially 15 days. But according track itt website , it is taking at the most 8 or 9 days.

Thanks for the info!

andycool
04-12-2011, 12:59 PM
How long it takes to get 140 approved in premium?

15 days if no REF ...

If they cant approve i think they will pay you back the 1200 $:rolleyes:

andycool
04-12-2011, 01:02 PM
no answer ?

May be they had some other Add Already posted :cool:..

gene77
04-12-2011, 02:32 PM
...nothing yet.

Did anyone else get any update?


Nothing yet, RFE response received is all. Waiting ..

McLuvin
04-12-2011, 02:43 PM
What's happening with the PERM approval guys??

No approval off late... Its going in a snail pace since the last 10-20 days

BR,
McLuvin

McLuvin
04-12-2011, 02:58 PM
What's happening with the PERM approval guys??

No approval off late... Its going in a snail pace since the last 10-20 days

BR,
McLuvin

gene77
04-13-2011, 12:45 AM
Nothing yet, RFE response received is all. Waiting ..

Got the card production e-mail today, thank you everyone for your endless support the past 7 years.

AllVNeedGcPc
04-13-2011, 08:52 AM
Enjoy the moments!!!

I just sent a mail to my Senator last week.

Got the card production e-mail today, thank you everyone for your endless support the past 7 years.

eb3july2003
04-17-2011, 08:55 AM
I have always been a passive reader of this post and multiple other similar posts. It helped me a lot and I thought sharing my positive porting experience will help/encourage others. Below are details of my long journey

1. Initial labor
a. Filed - July 8 2003 (no masters, no 5 years, Title: Systems Analyst)
b. Approved - August 31 2006

2. EB3 I140 (NSC)
a. Filed - October 11 2006
b. Approved - April 6 2007

3. I485 (NSC)
a. Filed - July 19 2007
b. RFE - April 2009 (Birth Certificate related for me and Medical related for my wife)

4. Perm
a. Same company. By 2011, I was promoted multiple times and currently managing multiple projects. Every H1b that was approved after 2003 clearly showed the growth and the promotion on the job title and salary.
b. Filed - Feb 9 2011 (Progressive growth within the same company, Title: Project Director)
c. Approved - Feb 15 2011

5. EB2 I140 (TSC)
a. Filed - March 9 2011, Premium Processing
b. Approved - March 21 2011 (A# and Priority Date retained)

6. Interfiling
a. March 24 2011 - Created a SR requesting the process I485 using the new EB2 140
b. March 29 2011 - Lawyer sent the official Interfile Request
c. April 5 2011 - Contacted both the senators and congressman. They were very prompt in responding back. Also sent emails to NSCFollowup and EBUpdate.
d. April 7 2011 - Went for an Infopass Appointment (Useless in my opinion)
e. April 14 2011 - Got the magic email at 9:15pm for both me and my wife. One of the happiest days in my life.
f. Waiting on the physical cards to take a long break :)

Wish the very best to everyone else waiting on the GC line.

FraudGultee
04-17-2011, 10:04 AM
Many congratulations

eb3july2003
04-17-2011, 09:13 PM
All the best AllVNeedGcPc. I completely understand how difficult it would be to wait for this last step without knowing what is happening.

1. Here are the email addresses that I used. Got a response from the NSC email address after three days that I need to wait for 60 days and have to send a written request.

*ncscfollowup.nsc@dhs.gov
*ebupdate.tsc@dhs.gov

2. Yes, my lawyer did send a explicit letter. Bottom line on that letter was "A request is hereby made to interfile the latest I-140 approval with his "A" file. Kindly make sure that the applicant's pending I-485 file reflects the new I-140 approval which has a priority date of July 8 2003 and it reflects classification under Sec. 203 (b) (2).

3. Also I didn't mention one other thing on the original post was that I have placed multiple call to 800-375-5283 to make sure that my I-485 is processed as EB2.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further information.

Edison99
04-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Congrats eb3july2003! Enjoy freedom....

Edison99
04-18-2011, 10:14 AM
How long it takes to get 140 approved in regular process?

Officially 15 days. But according track itt website , it is taking at the most 8 or 9 days.

SGP
04-21-2011, 06:45 PM
Hi: Does anyone have update on how long is it taking to get PERM approvals now days? I have applied for my 2nd labor under EB3 at end of March 2011.

Replies are always appreciated. many thanks in advance.

gk_2000
04-21-2011, 07:26 PM
My hearty congratulations..

Your degree was 3 yr or 4?

I have always been a passive reader of this post and multiple other similar posts. It helped me a lot and I thought sharing my positive porting experience will help/encourage others. Below are details of my long journey

1. Initial labor
a. Filed - July 8 2003 (no masters, no 5 years, Title: Systems Analyst)
b. Approved - August 31 2006

2. EB3 I140 (NSC)
a. Filed - October 11 2006
b. Approved - April 6 2007

3. I485 (NSC)
a. Filed - July 19 2007
b. RFE - April 2009 (Birth Certificate related for me and Medical related for my wife)

4. Perm
a. Same company. By 2011, I was promoted multiple times and currently managing multiple projects. Every H1b that was approved after 2003 clearly showed the growth and the promotion on the job title and salary.
b. Filed - Feb 9 2011 (Progressive growth within the same company, Title: Project Director)
c. Approved - Feb 15 2011

5. EB2 I140 (TSC)
a. Filed - March 9 2011, Premium Processing
b. Approved - March 21 2011 (A# and Priority Date retained)

6. Interfiling
a. March 24 2011 - Created a SR requesting the process I485 using the new EB2 140
b. March 29 2011 - Lawyer sent the official Interfile Request
c. April 5 2011 - Contacted both the senators and congressman. They were very prompt in responding back. Also sent emails to NSCFollowup and EBUpdate.
d. April 7 2011 - Went for an Infopass Appointment (Useless in my opinion)
e. April 14 2011 - Got the magic email at 9:15pm for both me and my wife. One of the happiest days in my life.
f. Waiting on the physical cards to take a long break :)

Wish the very best to everyone else waiting on the GC line.

SGP
04-22-2011, 10:38 AM
Hi: Does anyone have update on how long is it taking to get PERM approvals now days? I have applied for my 2nd labor under EB3 at end of March 2011.

Replies are always appreciated. many thanks in advance.

Hello.... Anyone there?:confused:

SGP
04-23-2011, 05:35 PM
Hi: Does anyone have update on how long is it taking to get PERM approvals now days? I have applied for my 2nd labor under EB3 at end of March 2011.

Replies are always appreciated. many thanks in advance.

Any recent experiences guys????

jimytomy
04-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Any recent experiences guys????

It took 10 days for me . Filed in Feb 2011.

LONGGCQUE
04-23-2011, 10:52 PM
SGP, It took 3-4 weeks for a co-worker in eb2 to get an approval once labor was filed(excludes Pre activities like ads etc)

Hello.... Anyone there?:confused:

forgerator
04-23-2011, 11:26 PM
It took 10 days for me . Filed in Feb 2011.

It seems Feb 2011 is a golden era for PERM approvals , almost similar effect of July 2007. I have noticed people who filed in February got their PERM approvals in under 2 weeks.

SGP
04-24-2011, 08:24 AM
SGP, It took 3-4 weeks for a co-worker in eb2 to get an approval once labor was filed(excludes Pre activities like ads etc)

It seems Feb 2011 is a golden era for PERM approvals , almost similar effect of July 2007. I have noticed people who filed in February got their PERM approvals in under 2 weeks.

Thanks LONGGCQUE and forgerator. For the benefit of others, I will post the time time it took to get approval as soon as I get it.

gav_sharma
04-24-2011, 06:44 PM
My First Post :

Initial EB3 - 07/2003 with fortune 200 company, got laid off in 10/2010 after working with them for 11 years.

Joined small company in 11/2010, Perm EB2 - 12/22/2010 - Approved on 01/06/2011
I140 Premium - 03/02/2011. Both 140 and 485 approved on 03/15/2011 - Current Law Firm received 140 approval notice on 03/18/2011, Previous company's law firm received 485 approval on the same day.

How can you join a company on 11/2010 and apply for Perm EB2 on 12/22/2010 ?

I thought they needed to place an ad and do interviews and pre-Perm process takes about 6 months.

I am in 6th year of H1 and I am changing jobs. The new employer will file for GC but since the new H1 will be extended for only 1.5 yrs I was wondering if I will have enough time to get thru to the I-140 stage in that time.

Any Opinion/Suggestion ?

wanna_immigrate
05-06-2011, 11:17 AM
I am in a similar boat I got by second 140(EB2) approved this week. How do I know if my date is ported? Acutually I dont care about porting date I just want to find out if my new approved 140 is now referrencing my 485(filed under EB3) filed in July 2007.

Thanks in advance for help.

I have always been a passive reader of this post and multiple other similar posts. It helped me a lot and I thought sharing my positive porting experience will help/encourage others. Below are details of my long journey

1. Initial labor
a. Filed - July 8 2003 (no masters, no 5 years, Title: Systems Analyst)
b. Approved - August 31 2006

2. EB3 I140 (NSC)
a. Filed - October 11 2006
b. Approved - April 6 2007

3. I485 (NSC)
a. Filed - July 19 2007
b. RFE - April 2009 (Birth Certificate related for me and Medical related for my wife)

4. Perm
a. Same company. By 2011, I was promoted multiple times and currently managing multiple projects. Every H1b that was approved after 2003 clearly showed the growth and the promotion on the job title and salary.
b. Filed - Feb 9 2011 (Progressive growth within the same company, Title: Project Director)
c. Approved - Feb 15 2011

5. EB2 I140 (TSC)
a. Filed - March 9 2011, Premium Processing
b. Approved - March 21 2011 (A# and Priority Date retained)

6. Interfiling
a. March 24 2011 - Created a SR requesting the process I485 using the new EB2 140
b. March 29 2011 - Lawyer sent the official Interfile Request
c. April 5 2011 - Contacted both the senators and congressman. They were very prompt in responding back. Also sent emails to NSCFollowup and EBUpdate.
d. April 7 2011 - Went for an Infopass Appointment (Useless in my opinion)
e. April 14 2011 - Got the magic email at 9:15pm for both me and my wife. One of the happiest days in my life.
f. Waiting on the physical cards to take a long break :)

Wish the very best to everyone else waiting on the GC line.

tonyHK12
05-06-2011, 11:39 AM
How can you join a company on 11/2010 and apply for Perm EB2 on 12/22/2010 ?

I thought they needed to place an ad and do interviews and pre-Perm process takes about 6 months.

I am in 6th year of H1 and I am changing jobs. The new employer will file for GC but since the new H1 will be extended for only 1.5 yrs I was wondering if I will have enough time to get thru to the I-140 stage in that time.

Any Opinion/Suggestion ?

Its pretty easy, a small desi company will start your PERM GC process even before you join them.
You can use this, to start the process in 2 or 3 companies, and when everything is cleared join the one where its sure of getting approved.

sathishav
05-06-2011, 11:48 AM
I am in a similar boat I got by second 140(EB2) approved this week. How do I know if my date is ported? Acutually I dont care about porting date I just want to find out if my new approved 140 is now referrencing my 485(filed under EB3) filed in July 2007.

Thanks in advance for help.

Did you check the New I140 approval notice? The priority date on the latest I140 will have your Old PD. I believe its also advised you file an interfiling request.

wanna_immigrate
05-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Did you check the New I140 approval notice? The priority date on the latest I140 will have your Old PD. I believe its also advised you file an interfiling request.

Thanks for your reply. I still have to find out from the lawyer. All I have heard from him is 140 is approved. Before filing 140 he did say alongwith 140 application he will send a interfile request. I checked my 485 application online there is no change in LUD.

Thanks again.

sheelalann
05-21-2011, 01:53 PM
when porting always send a letter requesting old priority date

sheelalann
05-21-2011, 01:54 PM
i have seen cases where date was ported only after the letter was sent

SGP
05-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Thanks LONGGCQUE and forgerator. For the benefit of others, I will post the time time it took to get approval as soon as I get it.

It seems Feb 2011 is a golden era for PERM approvals , almost similar effect of July 2007. I have noticed people who filed in February got their PERM approvals in under 2 weeks.

I just got a response today from my employer that my labor has been approved today :D under EB3. It was applied on March 29 & approved today (May 25) its just shy of 2 months.

forgerator
05-25-2011, 02:40 PM
I just got a response today from my employer that my labor has been approved today :D under EB3. It was applied on March 29 & approved today (May 25) its just shy of 2 months.

Congrats! That is encouraging to hear. My EB2 was filed on Apr 19, so hopefully will take another month...

forgerator
06-28-2011, 10:51 AM
My PERM finally got approved! :) Surprisingly it had been approved since Jun 21 but I just got notification from attorney as of today.

I am so pumped up now, since my case can be filed concurrently (I-140 + I-485) which I believe will be even faster than porting my older EB3 priority date to this one!

Good luck all.

iluvcric
06-28-2011, 06:28 PM
My PERM finally got approved! :) Surprisingly it had been approved since Jun 21 but I just got notification from attorney as of today.

I am so pumped up now, since my case can be filed concurrently (I-140 + I-485) which I believe will be even faster than porting my older EB3 priority date to this one!

Good luck all.

Congrats. Go for I-140 Premium.

davidoff
06-29-2011, 10:24 AM
How Long it took for the PERM labor approval ?
Congrats. Go for I-140 Premium.

forgerator
06-29-2011, 01:01 PM
How Long it took for the PERM labor approval ?

for me it was 63 days.

iluvcric
06-29-2011, 01:12 PM
How Long it took for the PERM labor approval ?

for me 38 days.

keshX
08-26-2011, 04:38 PM
All the best AllVNeedGcPc. I completely understand how difficult it would be to wait for this last step without knowing what is happening.

1. Here are the email addresses that I used. Got a response from the NSC email address after three days that I need to wait for 60 days and have to send a written request.

*ncscfollowup.nsc@dhs.gov
*ebupdate.tsc@dhs.gov

2. Yes, my lawyer did send a explicit letter. Bottom line on that letter was "A request is hereby made to interfile the latest I-140 approval with his "A" file. Kindly make sure that the applicant's pending I-485 file reflects the new I-140 approval which has a priority date of July 8 2003 and it reflects classification under Sec. 203 (b) (2).

3. Also I didn't mention one other thing on the original post was that I have placed multiple call to 800-375-5283 to make sure that my I-485 is processed as EB2.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further information.

Hey eb3july2003
you said
"3. Also I didn't mention one other thing on the original post was that I have placed multiple call to 800-375-5283 to make sure that my I-485 is processed as EB2."

After calling 800-375-5283 how did you ensured that my I-485 was processed as EB2?
Can you give us details.
I am calling and the 2nd level office always says that he cant verify if my I485 is updated to EB2