Filing i140 when I am outside USA

Asked 2 months ago - Columbus, IN

Hi, My employer is filing my GC (on EB1). As the i140 filing related paperwork preparation is going to take some time, I have to travel outside USA (for few months). But I do not want i140 to be on hold. Can my employer file i140 when I am not in USA? Thanks, JD

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . But of course employer can file the I-140 on your behalf with you being temporarily out of the country. The L-1A visa is a "dual purpose " visa. You will still be welcomed back into the country on your still valid L-1A visa.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  2. Lalita Haran

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    Answered . There should not be a big concern in this matter.

    My answers are for general information only, NOT A legal advice because these are not tailored to your specific... more

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