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  • I485 approved before I140 !!

    Hi all,

    Have you encountered such a case where my I485 is approved before my I140.
    There is no news about my wife's I485 neither.

    I got the following email this morning
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Receipt Number: WAC0606353***

    Application Type: I485 , Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

    Current Status:

    On October 11, 2006, we mailed a notice reaffirming the approval of this case, and returned the case to the Department of State for visa processing. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Department of State.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Is this the standard format for I485 approval?
    Thank you for your advise

  • #2
    Originally posted by HAH
    Hi all,

    Have you encountered such a case where my I485 is approved before my I140.
    There is no news about my wife's I485 neither.

    I got the following email this morning
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Receipt Number: WAC0606353***

    Application Type: I485 , Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status

    Current Status:

    On October 11, 2006, we mailed a notice reaffirming the approval of this case, and returned the case to the Department of State for visa processing. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Department of State.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Is this the standard format for I485 approval?
    Thank you for your advise
    Hi HAH, my situation is like you 2 months ago and i already received my card on 10/10. But i'v never seen your message before. It's not a standard format for 485 approval. You can go to 485 fourm, people do post approval format for 485 there.
    So your online status for 140 is still pending? Do you ever get the notice in mail? Mine is still pending and I never get the notice in mail. I think maye they forget to update cuz there is no way they approve 485 if your 140 is denied.
    let me know what is your 140 status like.
    2006-1-3 filed CA PERM EB2
    2006-2-17 LC Approved (PERM)
    2006-3-14 I485/I140/AP/EAD filed (Concurrent filing)
    2006-03-30 I140/I485 LUD to TSC
    2006-6-19 FP Done
    2006-06-24 I140 Still pending online
    (LUD 6/24,9/13,10/22)
    2006-08-23 I485 Approved
    (LUD 6/26,8/23,8/24,8/25,10/1,10/4,10/5,10/10,10/12,11/25)
    2006-10-10 Card Received

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    • #3
      Computer error

      Thank you bebesf2000 for you respond but it seems that my case is quite different.
      I spent almost 3 hours calling the USCIS.
      The first USCIS representative said that my I485 is approved but not my I140
      and she said (after putting me on hold several times) that I'm gonna get my Green Card soon !! but was not able to explain how I can get the green card without the I140 approval.
      I decided to call again on the hope to fall on a different and more "experienced" lady. So the second representative told me that they did an error in updating the computer !
      they approved my I485 instead on my I140. So the approved case is the I140! and not I450.

      Anyways, this is a good news.
      __________________
      EB1-OR
      2005-12-15 filed I485/I140 to CA (Concurrent filing)
      2006-03-29 I485/I140 transfered from CSC to TSC
      2006-09-13 last LUD
      2006-10-12 I140 approved (if I assume they are not mistaken, should get the receipt to confirm)

      I485 Still pending

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      • #4
        Originally posted by HAH
        Thank you bebesf2000 for you respond but it seems that my case is quite different.
        I spent almost 3 hours calling the USCIS.
        The first USCIS representative said that my I485 is approved but not my I140
        and she said (after putting me on hold several times) that I'm gonna get my Green Card soon !! but was not able to explain how I can get the green card without the I140 approval.
        I decided to call again on the hope to fall on a different and more "experienced" lady. So the second representative told me that they did an error in updating the computer !
        they approved my I485 instead on my I140. So the approved case is the I140! and not I450.

        Anyways, this is a good news.
        __________________
        EB1-OR
        2005-12-15 filed I485/I140 to CA (Concurrent filing)
        2006-03-29 I485/I140 transfered from CSC to TSC
        2006-09-13 last LUD
        2006-10-12 I140 approved (if I assume they are not mistaken, should get the receipt to confirm)

        I485 Still pending

        Oh!! God!! what a mistake? I wish they should have sent you the GC.

        Congratulations!!!!
        GC-EB1EA-May 2007
        03/02/12: N-400 FedExed to Phoenix, AZ Day 0)
        03/05/12: N-400 delivered (Day 3)
        03/12/12: NOA received (Day 10)
        03/26/12: FP notice recd (Day 24)
        03/30/12: FP done (walk in) (scheduled on 04/09/12) (Day 28)
        04/19/12: Interview scheduled (Notice is sent) (Day 48)
        04/27/12: IL Recd. (Day 56)
        05/29/12: Interview Done- 'Passed'(Day 87)
        05/31/12: oath scheduling que (Day 89)
        06/27/12: US Citizen
        06/29/12: Applied for Passport
        07/12/12: Received Passport

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HAH
          Thank you bebesf2000 for you respond but it seems that my case is quite different.
          I spent almost 3 hours calling the USCIS.
          The first USCIS representative said that my I485 is approved but not my I140
          and she said (after putting me on hold several times) that I'm gonna get my Green Card soon !! but was not able to explain how I can get the green card without the I140 approval.
          I decided to call again on the hope to fall on a different and more "experienced" lady. So the second representative told me that they did an error in updating the computer !
          they approved my I485 instead on my I140. So the approved case is the I140! and not I450.

          Anyways, this is a good news.

          Hi HAH,
          hmm, I really dont know how this happened. I dont know who actually update the computer system but my lawyer told me 140 and 485 are approved by 2 different departments. so I dont know how can one update your 485 but it was actually 140? USCIS Is very confusing
          __________________
          EB1-OR
          2005-12-15 filed I485/I140 to CA (Concurrent filing)
          2006-03-29 I485/I140 transfered from CSC to TSC
          2006-09-13 last LUD
          2006-10-12 I140 approved (if I assume they are not mistaken, should get the receipt to confirm)

          I485 Still pending
          2006-1-3 filed CA PERM EB2
          2006-2-17 LC Approved (PERM)
          2006-3-14 I485/I140/AP/EAD filed (Concurrent filing)
          2006-03-30 I140/I485 LUD to TSC
          2006-6-19 FP Done
          2006-06-24 I140 Still pending online
          (LUD 6/24,9/13,10/22)
          2006-08-23 I485 Approved
          (LUD 6/26,8/23,8/24,8/25,10/1,10/4,10/5,10/10,10/12,11/25)
          2006-10-10 Card Received

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          • #6
            I140 approval

            I got today the I140 approval emails.
            I also got an email that states that my I485 is still in process, that is, it cancels the previous I485 approval email!

            Everything is expected from the USCIS
            Just cross your figures
            Good luck for you all

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            • #7
              notice in mail?

              Originally posted by HAH
              I got today the I140 approval emails.
              I also got an email that states that my I485 is still in process, that is, it cancels the previous I485 approval email!

              Everything is expected from the USCIS
              Just cross your figures
              Good luck for you all
              Hi Hah,

              Did you get your 140 approval notice in mail yet?
              2006-1-3 filed CA PERM EB2
              2006-2-17 LC Approved (PERM)
              2006-3-14 I485/I140/AP/EAD filed (Concurrent filing)
              2006-03-30 I140/I485 LUD to TSC
              2006-6-19 FP Done
              2006-06-24 I140 Still pending online
              (LUD 6/24,9/13,10/22)
              2006-08-23 I485 Approved
              (LUD 6/26,8/23,8/24,8/25,10/1,10/4,10/5,10/10,10/12,11/25)
              2006-10-10 Card Received

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              • #8
                I have similar but it appears a better situation.

                I-485 for myself and my family was approved without any news on I-140. We also received our Cards.

                I hope we are done.

                Any comments?

                A question what is term LUD stands for?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 485 140 View Post
                  I have similar but it appears a better situation.

                  I-485 for myself and my family was approved without any news on I-140. We also received our Cards.

                  I hope we are done.

                  Any comments?

                  A question what is term LUD stands for?
                  LUD = Last Update Date
                  I was told, one cannot take advantage to USCIS error if the GC is wrongfuly approved. It is always your obiligation to point out the fact to CIS officer. Otherwise, it will haunt you when you want to get your passport.

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                  • #10
                    Concurrent filing?

                    Hi 485 140,

                    My situation is like yours. I also got my card about almost a year ago and I went to my country and came back no problem already. I have a few questions for you though. Just wanna compare.

                    1)Do you use concurrent filing?
                    2)Which service center are you at?
                    3)You never get your 140 approval either online or in mail right?
                    4)Did you get your 485 approval notice??

                    I did contact USCIS a few times for my 140 but no reply at all. My lawyer said if your 485 approval notice has priority date that means 140 is approved.

                    Share your info with me if you could. Thanks


                    Originally posted by 485 140 View Post
                    I have similar but it appears a better situation.

                    I-485 for myself and my family was approved without any news on I-140. We also received our Cards.

                    I hope we are done.

                    Any comments?

                    A question what is term LUD stands for?
                    2006-1-3 filed CA PERM EB2
                    2006-2-17 LC Approved (PERM)
                    2006-3-14 I485/I140/AP/EAD filed (Concurrent filing)
                    2006-03-30 I140/I485 LUD to TSC
                    2006-6-19 FP Done
                    2006-06-24 I140 Still pending online
                    (LUD 6/24,9/13,10/22)
                    2006-08-23 I485 Approved
                    (LUD 6/26,8/23,8/24,8/25,10/1,10/4,10/5,10/10,10/12,11/25)
                    2006-10-10 Card Received

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                    • #11
                      I did call USCIS but they do not have any answer. One Attorney informed that it is not possible to get I 485 approved without I 140 approval. USCIS might have missed to update.

                      1. Yes, I filed both 140 and 485 together.
                      2. I sent the applications to Nebraska but it was transfered to Texas.
                      3. Online status is still pending and MY employer said that nothing came.
                      4. First I got e-mail notification for approval of 485 for me and for my family. Then e-mails came that Cards have been sent.

                      No one is taking any advantage of anything. We did apply both applications with full supporting documents. How USCIS processes both 140 and 485, I do not know. Together or separate?

                      I believe that people processing 485 must be checking if 140 has been approved or not?

                      In case of HAH, only his 485 was approved. Later on it changed with 140. In my case my whole family got 485 approved and then cards.

                      I filed my case in Oct 06. Processing date for 140 went upto November 06 but now it is Sep 30, 06.

                      BY the way who processes 140 and who processes 485, I mean USCIS, State Dept.?

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                      • #12
                        I just checked that USCIS has update current processing dates on June 18, 2007. TSC is processing I 140 application filed on Dec 14, 2006. It appears my case filed in Oct 2006 must have been approved then I got my 485 approved.

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                        • #13
                          Hi.

                          Hi,
                          Our situation is exactly the same.
                          1. I also filed concurrently
                          2. I filed in 3/2006 to California but it got transferred to Texas.
                          3. My online status is still also pending. my employer and laywer didnt get anything also.
                          4. I got emails, approval notice for my 485 too.

                          It might be they didnt update correctly cuz both of us file concurrently.

                          BTW, when did you get your 485 approved? Just recently?

                          My lawyer told me there are 2 different departments processing 140 and 485. Not together. So i also agree there is no way to get 485 processed without getting 140 approval from previous department.


                          Originally posted by 485 140 View Post
                          I did call USCIS but they do not have any answer. One Attorney informed that it is not possible to get I 485 approved without I 140 approval. USCIS might have missed to update.

                          1. Yes, I filed both 140 and 485 together.
                          2. I sent the applications to Nebraska but it was transfered to Texas.
                          3. Online status is still pending and MY employer said that nothing came.
                          4. First I got e-mail notification for approval of 485 for me and for my family. Then e-mails came that Cards have been sent.

                          No one is taking any advantage of anything. We did apply both applications with full supporting documents. How USCIS processes both 140 and 485, I do not know. Together or separate?

                          I believe that people processing 485 must be checking if 140 has been approved or not?

                          In case of HAH, only his 485 was approved. Later on it changed with 140. In my case my whole family got 485 approved and then cards.

                          I filed my case in Oct 06. Processing date for 140 went upto November 06 but now it is Sep 30, 06.

                          BY the way who processes 140 and who processes 485, I mean USCIS, State Dept.?
                          2006-1-3 filed CA PERM EB2
                          2006-2-17 LC Approved (PERM)
                          2006-3-14 I485/I140/AP/EAD filed (Concurrent filing)
                          2006-03-30 I140/I485 LUD to TSC
                          2006-6-19 FP Done
                          2006-06-24 I140 Still pending online
                          (LUD 6/24,9/13,10/22)
                          2006-08-23 I485 Approved
                          (LUD 6/26,8/23,8/24,8/25,10/1,10/4,10/5,10/10,10/12,11/25)
                          2006-10-10 Card Received

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                          • #14
                            Spoke to a Senior Officer in USCIS

                            I spoke again to a Senior Immigration Officer. I gave her my I 140 receipt #. She said you got your green card and that is the last step, therefore you are done. DONOT WORRY ABOUT I 140, and I am free to work any where.
                            Last edited by 485 140; 25th June 2007, 03:53 PM.

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                            • #15
                              My case

                              Hi,
                              I applied along with my wife since she is a Nurse, we applied As Schedule A, on Oct 2006.
                              We applied for I-140, I-485 and EAD.
                              My lawyer got the receipts sned sent us after they got it,
                              But We have just 2 receipts,
                              1: EAD
                              2: I-485
                              but we have never received any receipt notice regarding our I-140,
                              Do you have any idea regarding this situation?
                              or Am i just suppose to get EAD and I-485 notices?
                              Again, this is a Nursing GC process..
                              Please let me know.

                              disLIKED

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                              • #16
                                For Disliked

                                Receipt for I-140 will go to the employer/attorney as that application was filed by the employer.

                                EAD (I-765) and I-485 are filed by the beneficiary thats why you got those two receipts.

                                I hope it helps.
                                Last edited by 485 140; 23rd June 2007, 01:17 PM.

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                                • #17
                                  got 485 and green card but i-140 still pending

                                  Hi there ,the lawyer told me ,my i-485 passed and will get the green card soon,but i-140 is still pending,someting is wrong he said,it s not possible without i-140 ,i can get the green card
                                  can you help me??

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