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I140 Expire

Discussion in 'General I-485 and Related Issues' started by soma, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. soma

    soma Registered Users (C)

    DOES I140 EXPIRES ?
    FOR EXAMPLE IF I HAVE A I140 APPROVED TODAY, CAN I APPLY I485 2 YEARS FRM NOW ON THAT I140.
    PLEASE HELP??????????
  2. waytoolong

    waytoolong Registered Users (C)

    As far as I can remember, you have to apply for I-485 on an approved I-140 within 10 years of the approval of the I-140
  3. TheRealCanadian

    TheRealCanadian Volunteer Moderator

    I don't think that an I-140 is any different from an I-130; there are situations where the priority date wait for an I-130 is 22 years. I don't believe they ever expire.
  4. soma

    soma Registered Users (C)

    tHNAKS

    BUT HOW CAN I MAKE SURE ABOUT THAT? IS THERE ANY SITE.
    CALLED BCIS THEY TOLD ME 1 YEAR.VERY CONFUSING
  5. soma

    soma Registered Users (C)

    WELL IF U CANNOT HELP THEN SHUT UP!!!

    PLEASE DON'T BE RUDE.I AM NOT SPREDING ANY RUMORS.I REALLY WANT TO WANT.
    IF U CAN'T HELP THAT'S OK BUT DON'T BE RUDE.
  6. dukhiman

    dukhiman Registered Users (C)

    Soma, don't worry few years back I had the same fear, I contacted my lawyer and she said that I-140 doesnot expire. I can file I-485 anytime on an approved I-140 if I am with the same company. But rules changes and changes over time. I hope nothing changed regarding this. You can also try contacting your attorney or try in Murthy chat or www.usvisanews.com and post a wednessday question.
  7. PalaniappanRajaram

    PalaniappanRajaram Registered Users (C)

    Munnabhai,

    Do you see any logic or sense in getting pissed at people for asking questions? What might sound stupid and idiotic to you. might have some sense to somebody else! IF you can answer the question, do so. If not, ignore the thread and keep moving!

    Why this kind of an abusive mentality? This forum is for asking questions and sharing thoughts; I don't think they said "intelligent questions only". Even if that is a requirement who decides? You?
  8. munnabhai02

    munnabhai02 Registered Users (C)

    I am not pissed off by this person. Neither have any info and knowledge about immigration. My problem is that by writing these line "BCIS said 1 year" pisses me off.
    I know neither me nor rajaram is going to decide. But everyone here is browsing for information. If I say I spoke to BCIS and BCIS told me they are going to stop processing 485 with effect from today. Then? Are you going to take this responsibility of stopping this nonsense?
  9. maddi

    maddi Registered Users (C)

    Hi Soma,

    That was an interesting question you asked. Try to avoid munnabhai comments. He is a such a pathetic worm.
  10. waytoolong

    waytoolong Registered Users (C)

    I think my memory failed me when I thought I saw somewhere that the I-140 expires in 10 years. I looked into the instructions for I-140 and I-485, there is no condition on the time period within which one should apply for I-1485. Based on this, one can reasonably concur with TheRealCanadian's observations.
  11. manumahi

    manumahi Registered Users (C)

    I hope this helps. One of my friends waited 2 years (For Marriage) to apply 485 after I-140 got approved. I don't know wether I140 expires or not. I can say 2 years is not a big deal.
  12. soma

    soma Registered Users (C)

    munnabhai02 , i am not talking nonsence

    yOU DONT KNOW THE WHOLE DONT COMMENT.i THINK U HAVE A PROBLEM, JUMPING TO CONCLUSION.
    I CALLED BCIS AND THE INFORMATION OFFICER TOLD ME I HAVE TO APPLY I485 WITHIN 1 YEAR ON THAT I140.
    NOW I REALLY DON'T BELEIVE THOSE OFFICERS, SOMETIMES THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.THAT'S WHY I CAME HERE.AND I AM NOT CONFUSING ANYBODY(STATING FAST IS NOT RUMORS).THIS IS A DISCUSSION BOARD.EVERYBODY IS GIVING THERE OPINION.NOTHING HERE I BELEIVE IS IN GOLDEN WORDS AND EVERYBODY IS FOLLOWING.I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM IS. IT SEEMS OUT OF ALL THERE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE U ONLY HAVE A PROBLEM.SO WHY DON'T YOU BACK OFF FRM MY POST.
    U ARE NOT REALLY HELPFUL. ARE U? FROM NOW ON EVETYONE IS GOING TO IGNORE YOU.
  13. tammy2

    tammy2 Registered Users (C)

    soma If you do't mind
    Please write in proper case. All capital letter looks rude on the portal and is taken as abusive some time.
  14. Leila Lehman

    Leila Lehman Guest

    As per Rajiv Khanna, as long as the job is available, the I-140 is valid for EVER. No need to get carried away. Soma's question was as valid as any other questions.

    Leila L. Lehman

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