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I-140 Processing Times change and should I do a case enquiry

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  • I-140 Processing Times change and should I do a case enquiry

    Hello all! I've been following processing times for the I-140 (like a hawk because my job is unstable), since I filed for EB2-NIW (RoW) in July 2019. I had received EAD/AP and done biometrics. The processing times for I-140 on the uscis website just kept getting longer and longer. But that changed for the better - processing time for my category (in Texas center) changed suddenly from 11 - 14 months, to 4 - 6 months today. I am now in the window to file a case enquiry. To all lawyers and experienced out there - should I file a case enquiry? WIll that help get this moving quicker, or could it open me up to any problems? Am pretty desperate to see a resolution soon.

  • #2
    I think if you can submit a service request according to https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ you should not have a problem. Some say that they received an RFE after submitting a request but there is no way to know if they were going to send one anyway just weeks later. Good luck.
    Nov 2018 - Package sent - EB - Texas Service Center
    Day 1 - Package received at the lockbox
    Day 12/34 - Case and Fingerprint Fee Received / Biometrics appointment
    Day 112 - EAD delivered
    Day 195 - Letter for missing I-693
    Day 8xx - no news (retrogression) - current for 3 months now
    EAD 1st renewal: 2 approved in 24 days, 1 in 133 days


    • #3
      Hi Cowboy370,

      I am also experiencing the same situation. I filed my I-140 Aug 2019. According to the USCIS site, they are currently processing cases received in Oct 2019. Did you file a SR? Any updates on the issue?


      • #4
        Hello ShanG and cowboy370

        I am in the same boat. I applied for i-140 concurrently on 07/31/2019. My priority date has changed all of sudden. It shows October 2019. My lawyer says that just wait and not to file a service request. I have no updates on application On uscis website yet.


        • #5
          Hello All,
          I am also facing the same situation. My priority date was July 2019 @ Texas Service Center, currently it shows Oct 2019. My lawyer advised me to wait and watch, Not file any SR. I have also no update till date.


          • #6
            Hey Punishka_17 and C R,

            My lawyer advised me to submit a SR. Apparently, he submitted one for me. However, no updates yet.

            Lets hope for some communication soon


            • #7
              Wanted to check if you guys received approval by now? I’m Jan 2020 case and stuck with Texas center with no luck so far !! Pls advise


              • #8
                Did you submit a service request and receive a reply?


                • #9
                  Not yet !!


                  • #10
                    Today my application has been approved.

                    PD- 29 Jan 2020
                    Approval - 14 Dec 2020

                    it took almost 10.5 months !!


                    • #11
                      Hi all - sorry I didn't provide an update. My I-140 was approved in early July 2020. So it took 12 months. I ended up doing a service enquiry in May, and I think it did help. I would highly recommend you do it if your case falls outside of the normal processing times (and I know the range is so wide).

                      Now I'm waiting for the I-485 (AOS) - the delay continues....