Hi folks, Does anybody know what is the difference between "Immigration Visa Number" and "Alien Number"? I spoke with my attorney and she said that when we apply for I-485, then an Alien # is assigned. Per my attorney, "Alien # is the number for your permanent residence visa. It will be printed on your permanent residence card." I applied concurrently, I-140/I-485/EAD/AP. My EAD (1st and 2nd, both), AP and even the FP notice that I had received has this Alien #. Does this mean I have my immigration visa number? If that is the case then all those who are in similar situation and are in EB3 category, may not have to wait for the availability of the immigration visa number till October 2005. If we are lucky enough, then, our cases might get approved before October. Hope for the best. God helps them who help themselves.