My interest wrote on 12/15/08 12:32:
> I just got my I-140 approved (consulate process), but it will take
> some time to get my priority date current. My question is, in case I
> need to apply a new non-immigration visa before starting consular
> process, do I need to answer YES on DS-156 question 38 (=93Has Anyone
> Ever Filed an Immigrant Visa Petition on Your Behalf?=94)?
Yes, of course. The I-140 is an immigrant petition.
> If so, will
> this cause any potential negative impact?
Depends on the non-immigrant visa you want to apply for.
Some, like H1 or L1, allow immigration intent. Others, like F1 or B2, do =
I am not a lawyer.
For reliable advice, consult a competent immigration attorney.