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I-140 Receipt Number

West New York, NJ |

Hi all,

I have my i-140 receipt number and my ex-employer claims that he received approval 3 days ago.

when i check on the USCIS website it still says in initial review.

how can i make sure that its just because of delay on the USCIS end to update the website? Does it take sometime before USCIS update it on the website?

I just want to make sure that i am not given any wrong information.


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I'd be concerned as to what value, if any, this I-140 will have.

Yes, the website can be wrong, it often is.

Is there a lawyer helping??????

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The approval of an I-140 filed by an x-employer will only serve to give you an additional 3 years H-1B extension when filed by a different employer.

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Ex-employer? That makes any approval of dubious(though not worthless) value. The USCIS online website is not a reliable source of accurate information. If you are so concerned, ask your ex-employer to provide you with a copy of the notice.

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My ex-employer will not share that approval notice and I want to retain the date from my previous I-140 to new one which was 3 years ago. Is there a way to get the document under the law of information right. Please advice. Thanks,

Jeffrey Adam Devore

Jeffrey Adam Devore


A well crafted Freedom of Information Act request can result in the production of a redacted copy of the approval notice which should be sufficient to preserve the old priority date. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the specific facts of your case and advise you how best to proceed.



John Lassen 1-877-252-4630

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