You must wait until November 1st prior to sending the I-485 and AOS related applications. The priority date is established by the date your PERM application was first received by DOL and not by the date of receipt of your I-140. That date is November 12, 2001.
Actually, if you look carefully, that November 12, 2001 priority date should also be on your I140 (not to be confused with the I-140 receipt date, which is March 12, 2011.
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You can go to (http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5779.html), and see if you eligible for filing I-485.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.