|Subject: Re: I-140 Priority date
||Posted on: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:21:22 -0700
> On May 13, 4:44 pm, another Bob wrote:
> > In article
> > ,
> > euro_lx wrote:
> > > My friend just received an I-140 approval letter with priority date
> > > Apr 2001
> > > What is the priority date ?
> > > Does it have anything to do with the I-485 application ?
> > > thx
> > A priority date refers to their place in line to get an employment
> > based green card. The approved I-140 actually is directed to the
> > employer. There is a list produced by the US Department of State called
> > the Visa Bulletin. Published monthly, they show the date that workers
> > can apply for I-485 (and the work permit and travel authorization while
> > they wait for approval) if they are living in the US with a valid visa.
> > If out of the US, it is the date which allows them to be able to apply
> > for a green card at the Embassy or Consulate in their country. Because
> > there are many kinds of employment classifications, there are many
> > dates listed.
> > At this time, it looks like any employment based worker classification
> > with priority date of 4/2001 could apply now if there are visas
> > availble (a green card is a visa)
> > Visa Bulletin:
> > another bob (not a lawyer)
> Thanks for the info
> However I don't really get it I can't find any info on application
> filed in 2001
> My friend's priority date is Apr 2001 and he filed the I-485 with the
> How long do you think does he have to wait for his I-485 to be
> processed ?
Look at the USCIS web site for processing times (www.uscis.gov). He/she
can also look at trackitt web site:
see what others have reported. Iume you meant I-140 when you typed
I-400. This is about all I know.
A priority date is a result of an application for Labor Certification,
a prior step to I-140. I don't know how it worked in 2001.
another bob (still not a lawyer)