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  • impact of I-140 on H-1B and ds-156

    Good day. I am a registered nurse who has a pending I-140 (immigrant petition) that was filed by by a hospital in Florida last year and this year I want to obtain an H1B visa that will be filed by a different hospital employer. I am afraid that this might affect my chance of getting approved/denied during the interview at the embassy for the H-1B visa. My questions are as follow:
    1.What could probably be the impact of a pending I-140 (immigrant petition) on getting an H-1B visa?
    2. Does the USCIS allow concurrent filing of two types of visa, H-1B and I-140 respectively, with the former providing an intent to temporarily work in the USA and the latter with an intent to permanently stay in the USA?
    3. How should I answer item #26 "How long do you intend to stay in US?" on the DS-156 for an H1B? Should I answer 3 years based on the I-797 even if I have a pending I-140 which has an intention of staying permanently/indefinitely in the US?

    Thank you very much.

    Rain Chan
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