USCIS FOIA Request for I-140 information, Sample G-639

USCIS FOIA request for I-140 approval notice if employer is not sharing. Sample G-639. Send by email/post - $0 filing fees. Notarization optional. Result online.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  28 Mar, 20 #H1B work visa

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You can use USCIS FOIA request form G-639 to get I-140 information.
USCIS FOIA request (Freedom of Information request Act) is the answer to question “How to get i-140 copy from USCIS” if your employer is not sharing.

FOIA Filing fees

Filing fees for FOIA is $0 (zero). Its free with some conditions.
For your I-140 document request, you will most probably will NOT be required to pay anything.

Please do NOT send any fees payment at the time of your request. After receipt of your FOIA request, USCIS will contact you if any fees are required.

Except for commercial requests, the first 100 pages of reproduction and the first 2 hours of search time are provided without charge.
Thereafter, requests processed may incur fees of 10 cents per page for duplication.

Fees are charged if the combined cost for searches, duplication, and/or review is more than $14, and by submitting Form G-639, you agree to pay for fees up to $25.

i140 receipt copy retrieved using USCIS FOIA
i140 receipt copy retrieved using USCIS FOIA

#1 FOIA Request Online – USCIS FIRST Site

USCIS FIRST system allows  FOIA request to be made online. You will get an email your records are ready for download online in your account.

Create an account on USCIS website and link it to your case, you will be able to log in to the digital delivery center to view and download the records you requested. If you are already registered on USCIS website, you can login and link the case to your existing account.

#2 File FOIA by Postal Mail

Send a postal mail with form G-639 for Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Records Center, FOIA/PA Office
P.O. Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010

OR

#3 FOIA Request by Email

Email OR FAX are also acceptable as a valid FOIA request by USCIS. Fill the same form G-639, get it notarized and then scan and send it to email address or FAX it.

USCIS Contact Center: 800-375-5283 or TTY 800-767-1833
Fax: 802-288-1793 or 816-350-5785
uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov

Sample G-639 form for I 140 – pre-filled

This sample pre-filled FOIA request gets you i140 approval notice and receipt number directly from USCIS without informing your employer.


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You can use this same FOIA request to get other immigration records too.

USCIS FOIA Request Status Track – I140

FOIA request for i140 processing time is 1.5 months.

I-140 request is considered a simple request and hence falls in TRACK-1 request.

USCIS FOIA Request Control Number Status

USCIS sends an acknowledgement of FOIA application receipt by paper mail with FOIA control number (receipt number) to track your application status.

USCIS might first send a mail letter with UNC number in case they need more info about your identity. The UNC number is converted to NRC number after they have verified your identity. You will receive another mail letter with NRC number and PIN.

The USCIS FIRST (online account) is useful only after you get NRC number and PIN so as to register and receive the document online.

It can take up to 3 weeks for the mail to arrive. Use FOIA request control number (NRC) to check the status here on USCIS FOIA website.

Is Alien registration number mandatory?

Alien number is not required for FOIA request. But, it is better to provide as much information as possible to USCIS for easy search of your record.

For the primary beneficiary of I-140 application, the Alien number will be written on the I-140 approval form itself. Where is my A number?

Sample i797 approval looks like this for I140 applications:


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Hence, it is possible that you do not have it with you. This is fine and you should leave the field as blank in that case.

If the primary I-140 beneficiary has the EAD, then the Alien number can be found on EAD card mentioned as USCIS#.

Documents required for G-639 form

There are no supporting documents required for FOIA request and form G-639 request.

But, I strongly recommend to send a notarized copy of your passport or your driving license to help USCIS check your identity.

Many times, USCIS rejects the FOIA request simply because they cannot verify your identity. 

Is PERM ETA number same as i140 A number?

No, ETA number and A number are not same.

Is form G-639 required to be Notarized?

The notary is not required for form G-639.
We recommend getting notary on G-639 to prove your identity and faster processing. In-fact, you should sign the form in front of NOTARY.
If you do not want notary, just sign yourself ‘under penalty of perjury‘.

Can we file FOIA for i140 request online?

You can file USCIS FOIA request to get i140 information online using USCIS FIRST website. It is fast and more reliable than email or mail requests.

Is i140 available online from FOIA?

Once your i140 request has been completed, USCIS makes the i140 receipt copy available for download online on FIRST website electronically.

How much is USCIS FOIA filing fees?

USCIS FOIA filing fees is zero (0) dollars.




Recent discussion on forum

  1. Namz
    Namz

    You are right, we do not know which Request # they responded to - thank you for your kind suggestion Anilji, we had all documents notarized, so immediately sent them the requested details and documents via registered post. Hoping they provide us the I-140 approval copy soon. This helps - thank you so much again.


  2. abhi1
    abhi1

    Thanks for this post, I have applied FOIA for I-140 through online on 09/10/2019 and Completed on 10/19/2019.
    Steps are very easy and straight forward, just few forms to fill,
    I have provided passport number and I-94 number and did not provide receipt number as I don’t have it, At the end of the application I uploaded only notarized passport(including h1b visa page, Notarized only first page) and notarized driving license.

    The initial request has been created on the portal with REQXXXXXX number and in a week request number got changed to NRCXXXXXX, and on the same day, I see an acknowledgement letter saying - I have the requested only for i-140 and its been put under track 1 of multitracking system.

    Intially, I see the status as “Files Requested”, and then in around 10 to 15 days, I see the status as “Files has been received from NRC” and case status has been changed to something like - “In review”.

    I see the pending requests changes everyday soemthing like 3450 of 3675, 3350 of 3600, 3250 of 3600, … till it reaches 1900 of 3450.
    on 10/19/2019 my request has been completed and I see the i-140 petitiion in document library section.


  3. abhi1
    abhi1

    Hi venkat,

    In my case, after an year I have applied, not sure why you have got that reply.

    1. Purpose of request — for porting the priority date and future enployment.
    2. Information about family members required? - I haven’t provided.
    3. Last page system will ask for “Describe the records you are seeking”
      Do we need select I-140 option only or any option needs to select including I-140 ? – only i-140.

    Good luck


  4. abhi1
    abhi1

    In case of online FOIA, your case will be registered by default and you see that registered case in portal and get the acknowledge letter, meaning you don’t need to explicitly register the case by using PIN. The acknowledge letter is just for your reference and you don’t need to do anything with acknowledge letter and PIN.

    Initially your registered cases status is “Submitted”, then it will change something like - “Files Requested”, “In review”, “Completed” .

    Once status is completed, you should see the documents requested in Document library section.


  5. Devaki_S
    Devaki_S

    Thank you for your response. they uploaded my documents after a week from changing the status to completed under document library section.


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  206 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Sai
    Sai 27 Jul, 19 at 8:47 am

    I have requested I140 twice and both times I got the filing document and did not receive the i140 approved copy. Did anyone experience this?
    Can I provide the filing copy to another employer for h1b transfer.

    Appreciate your help


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Jul, 19 at 2:44 pm

      You can use the receipt copy (filling documents) for H1B transfer.


      • Sai
        Sai 29 Jul, 19 at 9:47 am

        Thank you Anil. Also want to check if there is any option to get the i140 approval copy. All I have is the filing copy which employer submitted to uscis which has the recipe number and approval date.


  2. A
    A 20 Jul, 19 at 11:35 am

    Hi,

    Received ack letter with case number and pin. Online status says completed and ready for download.

    When I try to register case by pin in online first account, It is saying nit register please verify correct case number and pin entered.

    can some one tell what could be the issue / next steps.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Jul, 19 at 4:19 pm

      I am not sure why the PIN is not working for you. May be someone who has experienced the same issue might respond here.


  3. Pranay
    Pranay 15 Jul, 19 at 8:37 am

    Hi

    My FOIA request for i140 copy was completed around 29th June, 2019. But the document library is still blank. Any suggestions on how much more should I wait??


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Jul, 19 at 5:54 pm

      I am not sure how much time is it taking at this time.


    • Test
      Test 18 Jul, 19 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Pranay,

      Can you pls let us know,
      1) How many months it took to complete the request
      2) What’s the processing type you went through (eMail/Mail)?

      It would be very helpful to the group here as we are waiting for the documents from long time


  4. Abhishek
    Abhishek 7 Jul, 19 at 1:32 am

    Hi Anil,

    I submitted my FOIA application online(on first.uscis.gov) there is a new option available there from June 25th. That seems the “fastest” way to submit the application now.

    Just wanted to let the community know about this option. Also, the NRC number is immediately generated so we don’t need to wait for weeks.

    I have a question that i140 copy is which track of processing?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Jul, 19 at 12:45 pm

      I 140 application comes under track 1.


      • Abhishek
        Abhishek 7 Jul, 19 at 2:19 pm

        Thanks Anil..you may also want to update the filing options with online option as well…as that’s the most convenient and fastest option for filing FOIA requests with USCIS.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Jul, 19 at 2:27 pm

          Sure. I will update the article. Thanks.


    • Kumar
      Kumar 21 Jul, 19 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Abhishek,

      Do you see any change in your request status…? If so, after how many days..? I have submitted mine like 10 days ago(for I140 copy) using online option(on first.uscis.gov) and status is still “Submitted”. There is no “Estimated Completion Date” too.


      • Abhishek
        Abhishek 22 Jul, 19 at 9:01 am

        Hi Kumar,

        Right now you might be seeing a number ending with REQ. After 10 days they will give you actual tracking number with a status. After around 20 days I got the estimated completion date and my number in the queue. Right now it says its slated to be completed around end of august.


        • Kumar
          Kumar 23 Jul, 19 at 12:20 am

          Hi Abhishek,
          Thanks for sharing all the information. You are right. As of now, my control number is still ending with “REQ”. Will wait for few more days to see if it changes. Thanks again.


  5. raja
    raja 1 Jul, 19 at 10:01 am

    Hello Anil,

    I sent a FOIA request on May 20, 2019 via email as you suggested above.How long does it take to receive the control number and pin via mail.How can i do follow up on it.Give me your suggestion.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Jul, 19 at 10:01 am

      It is taking more than 30 days to get a response at this time.


  6. Test
    Test 28 Jun, 19 at 1:07 pm

    Hello Anil

    As per USCIS website, it says 60 Days is the processing time for FOIA request (A Number). I filed the I140 Approval copy request through eMail on March 5th. I got the NRC Number two months ago.

    It’s been 3.5month I applied this request but I haven’t got any update.

    1) Anil/All — Do you know if any one else is facing the same
    2) Is it a good idea to send the eMail and follow up on the status?

    Inputs please. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Jun, 19 at 1:17 pm

      I know many people who have been waiting for more than 4 months. It is currently taking 4-5 months for FOIA request for i140 information.

      I think you should wait.


      • Test
        Test 6 Jul, 19 at 12:48 pm

        Can employer apply the H1 Transfer without I140 approval copy? I don’t have the I140 Receipt number also.

        After I140 Approval, my current employer applied the H1 Extn and I got the approval. There is A number on the Beneficiary section on H1 Extn Copy

        Pls let me know, if the H1 transfer is possible with the above details


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 6 Jul, 19 at 3:28 pm

          You need i140 receipt number if you are filing H1B transfer after 6th year of H1B.


    • Reddy
      Reddy 1 Jul, 19 at 6:23 am

      I’ve submitted Feburary 13th, still my case is pending.. As of today.. it showing
      “12XX of 49XX pending requests”


      • Test
        Test 18 Jul, 19 at 5:23 pm

        Did you get the response on your request? Pls let us know when the request is completed so others could estimate the time. Thanks


  7. Raj
    Raj 19 Jun, 19 at 4:57 pm

    Hi, The link to sample G-639 is not working? Do you have another link maybe? How can I see the sample form that you filled up?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Jun, 19 at 5:11 pm

      I just checked and the link is working.
      Can you try using any other internet browser?


  8. Krishna
    Krishna 13 Jun, 19 at 2:14 pm

    My Online account-application status shows as completed.But could not able to download any document from document library .

    I sent an email last week to USICS , they said my case still is in last phase and will send an email once doc available to download .But as per online it shows as completed . CONFUSED !

    Any one of you guys facing same problem here ? What is the workaround. TIA


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Jun, 19 at 2:30 pm

      No workaround that we know of.


    • Thirupathi Kakarla
      Thirupathi Kakarla 18 Jun, 19 at 3:23 pm

      Krishna, i am also facing the same situation,My FOIA status says completed in online.but still didn’t see any document.sent email to FOIA team no response.did you get any update from them.?


      • Krishna
        Krishna 24 Jun, 19 at 9:23 am

        No Update still waiting. When dod you submitted what is the status


        • Thirupathi Kakarla
          Thirupathi Kakarla 24 Jun, 19 at 11:13 am

          I have submitted it on April 1st 2019.status was updated to completed in June 1st week.My request was categorized under simple request Track 1.


      • Guest
        Guest 8 Jul, 19 at 11:20 am

        Hi Thirupathi Kakarla , Did you recieve your document now ? My online status is completed and dont see the document .


        • Thirupathi Kakarla
          Thirupathi Kakarla 8 Jul, 19 at 2:49 pm

          No i didn’t revived


    • Thirupathi Kakarla
      Thirupathi Kakarla 8 Jul, 19 at 2:59 pm

      Krishna Did you received your Copy ? ,when did you submitted your FOIA request.


  9. Mazin
    Mazin 13 Jun, 19 at 1:06 pm

    What is the current processing time ? My case is pending in Step 2 since March 5th , the initial 797-C i got stated its been processed in Simple track


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Jun, 19 at 2:30 pm

      You can check the current FOIA processing time on USCIS website itself using the link given in above article.


  10. Yeshwanth
    Yeshwanth 12 Jun, 19 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Thanks for your detailed blog, it is really very helpful.

    I have a question.
    My I-140 got approved on Feb-2019 and traveled to India for passport renewal and now I have a new I94 number.So while filing FOIA do I need to mention my old I-94 [where my I-140 was approved ] or new one ? Any help would be appreciated.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Jun, 19 at 7:35 pm

      Your new i94.


  11. Gourav
    Gourav 11 Jun, 19 at 5:35 pm

    I moved from company A and started working full-time for company B(with company C as the client). Company B applied for my H1B transfer which later got denied. They didn’t share the RFE and denial letter. Is there any way I can get it(RFE letter and Denial letter) from USCIS? Can I use FOIA for it?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Jun, 19 at 6:05 pm

      I have never heard of it before about anyone asking USCIS for RFE details but you can certainly do that.
      You can ask for any data from USCIS.


  12. Mouli
    Mouli 8 Jun, 19 at 7:25 am

    Hi Anil,

    My FOIA request has been completed but i couldn’t find any documents under ‘Document Library.’

    As per your post , USCIS will send an email once the documents are ready. Do i need to wait for the email from USCIS?

    I have attached an image of my request . At the Completed status they say the following
    Your requested documents are available in your own portal unless you selected an alternative delivery method.

    Where do i see my documents? Do i need to contact the USCIS Contact Center?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Jun, 19 at 11:04 am

      Did you selected to get the documents by mail or online?


      • Mouli
        Mouli 8 Jun, 19 at 6:31 pm

        Thanks for your quick response.

        There was no such option on G-639 form to opt out. But i have filled the section “Mailing address for the subject of record.”

        I have carefully read the yellow flyer (sent by USCIS) and found out that the USCIS will notify me through email once the documents are ready under “Document Library”.

        I really appreciate your help .


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Jun, 19 at 12:22 am

          I am not sure in this case as to why the documents are not showing online then. Normally, the do.

          I guess the only option is to call USCIS and ask.


    • VJ
      VJ 11 Jun, 19 at 3:15 pm

      hi Mouli, I am in same state. I see my FOIA request as complete, but documents are not shown under Document library.
      Did you get any updates after that?


      • Krishna
        Krishna 13 Jun, 19 at 11:29 am

        I am on same boat . I sent an email last week to USICS , they said my case still is in last phase and will send an email once doc available to download .But as per online it shows as completed . CONFUSED !

        When did you sent your FOIA request ? any updates now. Thanks


    • Krishna
      Krishna 13 Jun, 19 at 11:28 am

      I am on same boat . I sent an email last week to USICS , they said my case still is in last phase and will sent an email once doc available to download .But as per online it chows completed . CONFUSED !

      When did you sent your FOIA request ? any updates now. Thanks


  13. Sudheer
    Sudheer 6 Jun, 19 at 10:25 am

    Hi Anil

    My FOIA completed and i got the I140 form with approved stamp on it and not the I797 approved copy. Is that OK to show as a proof


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Jun, 19 at 11:50 am

      Yes, this is fine. You can use this i140 receipt copy and receipt number for extentions and porting your dates.


    • Thirupathi Kakarla
      Thirupathi Kakarla 18 Jun, 19 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Sudheer,

      After FOIA status completed how much time it took for you to get the document.? ,My FOIA status says completed in online.but still didn’t see any document.sent email to FOIA team no response.


      • Sudheer
        Sudheer 18 Jun, 19 at 4:43 pm

        You will get email once they upload the document. I think it is around 10 to 15 days.


        • Thirupathi Kakarla
          Thirupathi Kakarla 18 Jun, 19 at 5:44 pm

          Thank you Sudheer for your quick response.


  14. sai
    sai 3 Jun, 19 at 3:12 pm

    Can we request I140 filing copy by our employer?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Jun, 19 at 3:30 pm

      You can request i140 from your employer. It is up-to them if they share it or not.


      • sai
        sai 10 Jun, 19 at 11:36 am

        I mean can we do FOIA request to get I140 approval copy and filing copy ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Jun, 19 at 9:53 pm

          Off-course, that’s what is the article about.


  15. Sam
    Sam 3 Jun, 19 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have below concerns.

    1. My I-140 was approved in mid 2018 but my employer didn’t share any information with me. So I had already filed the FOIA request last year. It’s been more than 6 months, there is no update on my request. Its still showing “currently number 570 of 2655 pending requests in Track One”. Its showing the same number from last 60-70 days. Also I had dropped an email to FOIA but they don’t have any update and estimated time line.
    What else we can do to get it faster? Any idea how much time it will take?

    2. My spouse got H4 EAD and starts working. Can I port the PD to new employer only with priority date number which starts with “A”. Also we have H4 EAD which is a proof that we have approved I-140. Any suggestions here what we can do if we don’t have copy of approved I140?

    Thanks In Advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Jun, 19 at 3:30 pm

      You can only wait at this time for USCIS FOIA response. What proof did you submit with your H4 EAD application when you did not have i140 information?

      You can use the approved i140 receipt number to file H1b transfer.


      • Sam
        Sam 3 Jun, 19 at 3:39 pm

        Hi Anil,

        My employer had filed the H4 EAD application on my behalf.
        I don’t have receipt number of i140.
        My FOIA request was notarized and I had sent via email.
        Any suggestions how we can port the priory date?

        Thanks In Advance.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 3 Jun, 19 at 3:49 pm

          You would need the i140 details to port the priority date.

          Your employer is clever.


          • Sam
            Sam 3 Jun, 19 at 4:01 pm

            yes, they are.. so there is no hope, only we can wait for USCIS response. But they are taking longer time.


  16. Test
    Test 22 May, 19 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Anil

    Can you let me know the processing time for I140 copy FOIA request. I send the documents and they received it on March 5th (2.5 months from now) and I am still waiting for the documets?

    FYI : I have already received the NRC number 1.5Months ago


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 May, 19 at 7:54 pm

      You can check the current track 1 requests processing time on USCIS website. Link is given above.


  17. shah
    shah 10 May, 19 at 8:58 am

    Hi Anil – Thanks for creating this page. I have searched a lot for this information and can say that this is the best information available in the web.

    I submitted my G-639 form over 2 months ago. Got an acknowledgement letter in about 3 weeks with NRC number and I linked the request with my USCIS online account.
    1. When I look at my status on first.uscis.gov, it says “place in queue – 2021 of 5796 pending requests”. When I check my status on USCIS.gov/FOIA, it says “2333 of 2655 pending request. Do you know which one is accurate?

    2. On first.uscis.gov, it shows the current status as “File Requested – Your request has been reviewed and the National Records Center has placed a request for responsive documents.”. Do you know what does “request for responsive documents” mean? I am wondering if they need some additional information from me for processing the request.

    Any information on the above questions will be helpful. Thank You


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 May, 19 at 9:26 am

      I would suggest to rely on first.uscis.gov status.

      You do not need to submit anything unless USCIS specifically sends you an email asking for more documents.
      The status simply means that USCIS has asked national records center to share the documents requested by you.

      Don’t worry, you will get the i140 soon.


  18. vasu devan
    vasu devan 4 May, 19 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Anil, Hope you are doing good.. !!

    One quick question, Regd the – FOIA for the i140 approval copy…

    1. In the Part 3 ( Purpose ) of this record.., — Should we write the same as that you provided in the sample document ? – Because i might need this for applying H4EAD and for any new employment …so what should be the reason i should write ?

    2. When we request for i140 approval copy through FOIA – Is it going to be only the first 2 page of document that we would receive ? Or will it also be many pages ( like we have as part of H1B petition document the Classification supplement / LCA etc )

    Generic question about I140 (not related to FOIA)

    A. Is it that – Approval copy through FOIA for this I140 information is available only at the end of 180 days ?
    B. What would happen to the i140 document after 180 days — I have read many blog , but not able to understand .
    a) ..Is fresh I140 approval document (from new employer where we might join leaving the current employer ) needed from the

    new employer ?? before joining them ? …

    b) What happens to the Current I140 document if the current employer
    withdraws after the 180 days ?? — Can i not use this document at all to get employment from the new employer ?

    Thanks in advance. !

    Regards
    Vasu


    • vasu devan
      vasu devan 4 May, 19 at 11:14 pm

      Also, follow up question.,, on filling the FOIA request document.. .

      In the section “Other Information about the Subject of Record”..,.. In the Application, Petition or Request Receipt #, Should i provide the I140 Receipt # or the Pending I-129 Receipt # ?

      Thanks in advance

      Regards
      Vasu


  19. vishnu reddy
    vishnu reddy 2 May, 19 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Anil, I used this site as base and started my process on January 2019, request was placed in Track two and exactly after 4 months, I got my I140 copy. Really appreciate your work, its simple, precise and importantly very helpful to people like me.

    I got the document which is the original I-140 copy filed by my employer with Approved Stamp(DHS) and Priority Date handwritten in the section which says ‘For USCIS use only’, I did not get any I-797. Will this I-140 Approved copy work for changing employer or applying H4-EAD, Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Vishnu.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 4:33 pm

      Congratulations and thanks for sharing your details.

      You can use the i140 you got from FOIA for any legal purpose. Don’t worry.


      • vishnu reddy
        vishnu reddy 2 May, 19 at 6:03 pm

        Thanks a ton Anil


  20. bsen
    bsen 14 Apr, 19 at 5:01 pm

    Hi, I raised the FOIA request three months ago and still there is no update. When i reached to FOIAPAQuestions mail group, they told that the case is open and will receive the update once its completed. Please let me know do we need to simply wait or any other way to expedite it?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Apr, 19 at 6:25 pm

      You need to wait. It will be processed soon.


      • bsen
        bsen 14 Apr, 19 at 6:25 pm

        ok Thanks!


  21. MDash
    MDash 9 Apr, 19 at 9:29 am

    Hi, I have received the email for USCIS that FOIA is processed and my document is ready for download from my USCIS account. But i do not find any document when i log into my USCIS account. Its more that 10 days after i received the email. Can anyone please help and let me know they faced similar issues? What should i do here now?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Apr, 19 at 9:58 am

      Are you logging into USCIS FIRST website and have you connected your case number there?


  22. Sherin
    Sherin 19 Mar, 19 at 10:51 pm

    Hi,
    Since I will be relocation to a new state in US based on my new assignment in next 1 month, for now shall I give my friends address in the G-639 form? or Will they use USPS to deliver the I140 approval copy over mail, so that I can use mail forwarding option to my new address.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 8:12 am

      You can give your friend’s address on the form. But, you can access your documents online as well if you register on USCIS FIRST website (link given above) as and when USCIS has processed your FOIA request.


  23. Sherin
    Sherin 19 Mar, 19 at 10:40 pm

    Hi,

    Since I’m relocating to new address, for now shall I give my friends address in the G-639 form? or Will they use USPS to deliver the I140 approval copy over mail, so that I can use mail forwarding option to my new address.


  24. Mazin
    Mazin 3 Mar, 19 at 9:09 pm

    Which is the fastest way to get the I-140 through FOIA ? Email or Postal mail ? Also would adding some Proof of identity notarized is required and would reduce turn around time to verify identity ? The above post doesn’t specify about identity notarization. Appreciate any help


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 9:15 pm

      It is better to add identity document with notarization. The fastest way is to apply FOIA for i140 by email.


      • Mazin
        Mazin 3 Mar, 19 at 9:29 pm

        Thank you so much Anil. This is very helpful. Really appreciate your help & contribution to H1-B community.


      • Mazin
        Mazin 4 Mar, 19 at 8:29 pm

        Hi Anil,
        Is it advisable to do both email and postal mail ? would this increase the possibility of responding faster in one channel or the other ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 9:11 pm

          Why do you want to file two applications?


          • Mazin
            Mazin 27 Mar, 19 at 4:05 pm

            Anil,
            I had filed my email application on March 4th. I haven’t got any response / acknowledgment yet from USCIS. Its been 24 days. I called up USCIS customer service and they said they dont see any outstanding application for me. Probably they haven’t processed my request yet. Would sending another request through mail now would help ? Thats one of the reason i was asking if we had to do 2 requests one by email and mail. What is the usual SLA for receipt notice ?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 4:13 pm

              You can send another request if you want.


  25. Kumar
    Kumar 1 Mar, 19 at 12:50 am

    Hi Anil, My employer did not provided the I140 Receipt number and Alien Number. But recently they applied my H1b Extn and I got the H1b Extn Receipt notice also. In H1b Receipt notice – Beneficiary section, along with my full name, there is a number in format “AXXX XXX XXXX” (A with 9 digit number). Pls let me know, Is this Alien number?

    If Yes, I would like to mention this Alien Number in my FOIA request for I140 Approval copy


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Mar, 19 at 5:42 pm

      I can;t really say if this is Alien number or not without looking at it.

      Usually, the A number starts with A though.


  26. Kumar
    Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 1:25 am

    Hi Anil

    I want to request for my I140 Approval copy through FOIA eMail. Please clarify the below

    1. What should I mention in G639 form “Description of Records Sought”.
    Can I say like. “Please provide the copy of I140 Approval Notice and please provide the I140 Receipt number”
    2. Should I notarized only form G-639 (or) G-639 + One Identity (DL/Passport etc)?
    3. Do I need to provide any other notarized or certification of identity forms other than above?
    4. Can I notarize the G639 and other docs in the Bank?

    Thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

      I have added a sample G-639 form in the above article for your reference.

      It is always a good idea to notarize all documents that you are sending. You can notarize anywhere you like, including a bank.


      • Kumar
        Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 6:43 pm

        Thanks Anil

        Could you also pls provide your inputs for Point1

        2) Is only Passport Notary is sufficient or should I do notary for 2nd Identity also (Like DL copy). My current address is not matching with address on DL. So If only one Identity notary is fine, then I will skip DL notary

        3) Pls provide your inputs for Point3 also from above

        Thanks again


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 7:17 pm

          You can write the i140 statement that you have mentioned.
          As already answered, it would be better if you notarize all documents that you are submitting.


          • Kumar
            Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 7:32 pm

            Sorry, if my question got confused and does not make sense. But I am trying to know if one Identity (Passport) notary is sufficient or should I do notary for at least two Identity documents

            2) Other than G639 Form and Identity, any other forms should I go for notary


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:18 pm

              One identity proof document is enough as per my opinion.
              What other forms are you sending other than G639 and Identity?


              • Kumar
                Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 11:38 pm

                Sure.
                I am sending the notarized G639 and Passport. Will this be enough or should I send any other notarized documents.?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 11:52 pm

                  Hi Kumar,
                  You are asking the same question multiple times.
                  My answer is same and it is available in my previous reply.


                  • Kumar
                    Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 11:52 pm

                    Yes Anil. You already provided the response that these two documents should be fine and both must be notarized.
                    Once again thanks for all your help and especially for quick responses.


  27. Kumar
    Kumar 26 Feb, 19 at 1:59 am

    Hi Anil,

    I created online account to request my I140 Approval copy through FOIA process. After login to “https://first.uscis.gov/” website, I see “My requests” section and “Register Case by PIN”. But I didn’t find the section to create the request for I140 Approval copy

    Please let me know, if I am referring to the wrong URL. Provide me the inputs. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 2:37 pm

      I verified and you are right. There is no option to create a request online at this time.
      You can follow the process as mentioned above to send request by email and then add a case in your first USCIS account.

      Your requested i140 will be available online for download once your request is completed.


      • Kumar
        Kumar 27 Feb, 19 at 10:19 pm

        Sounds like a great plan. Thanks Anil for help


  28. Somesh
    Somesh 14 Feb, 19 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Based on your responses, if I have I140 approved from company A, and then I move to company B, C and later to D, I can still get my H1b extended based on company A’s I140 … right ?

    If that’s the case, then why do folks start perm process again with the new company even when they have approved I140 from previous company ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Feb, 19 at 8:29 am

      Folks start new PERM and i140 process because you can ONLY extend H1B with company A’s approved i140.
      You cannot file i485 with company A’s i140 unless you go back to work for Company A at the time of your priority date getting current.

      To file green card application, you need current employer’s own PERM and i140.

      Does that answer your question?


  29. Charles
    Charles 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

    I140 is approved and H1B Transfer is Pending with USCIS.
    I want to request for I140 approval copy from USCIS. The G639 form has Item No 8 in Part 3 to provide Receipt number that was previously filed with USCIS. Can I provide the H1B transfer Pending receipt number there?


    • Charles
      Charles 12 Feb, 19 at 4:04 pm

      No worries, its I140 receipt number. I misunderstood.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:04 pm

        Ok.. good. Let me know if you need anything else.


        • Charles
          Charles 12 Feb, 19 at 4:05 pm

          1) What to fill in additional information Part 5?
          2) I want to file H4 EAD once my H1B Transfer is approved, can I mention the Purpose as To file H4 EAD instead of the reason on the sample you provided?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:33 pm

            Additional information is to be filled only if you have anything additional to share.
            It is your choice about what you want to mention in the reason.


    • Charles
      Charles 12 Feb, 19 at 4:04 pm

      What to fill in additional information Part 5?


  30. Vred
    Vred 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    My I-140 is still in processing and if i create an account and link my I140 receipt will i get the approval copy digitally? I couldn’t verify my identify as i don’t have my Aline no.
    Do i need to do any additional set to get the approved copy?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

      I suggest to wait for approval and then file FOIA request.


  31. Sri
    Sri 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,

    It is good information. One question though- if I request my i-140 through FOIA, will they notify my employer about my request ?

    Thanks,
    Sri.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      USCIS does not send any information to employer if you apply for FOIA.


  32. babu
    babu 15 Dec, 18 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted 2 times FOIA request to provide my I-140 receipt number, but 2 times i have got rejection saying that to prove my identity by getting my details notarized.
    I have attached F-639 form and DL, passport copy along with FOIA request with notarized, Still i got rejection.
    Can you please help me out.

    Thanks,
    Babu


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Dec, 18 at 7:56 pm

      You must have missed something in your request.
      If the reason is solely the identity verification, then you must provide the documents that they ask.

      Are you sure your Employer has given your correct details on i140 application?
      I suspect that if USCIS is not able to match your identity with i140, the reason could be that your employer has made some mistake.


      • Babu
        Babu 15 Dec, 18 at 8:50 pm

        Hi Anil,

        Thanks for your quick response.
        Last month i got my H1B extension based on I-140,(Completed my first 6 yr quota).
        If the employer not provided proper information during I-140 process, Did USCIS will not verify those details while H1B extension/renewal?

        Thanks,
        Babu.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 15 Dec, 18 at 9:03 pm

          In that case, I have no no idea why your identity documents are being rejected by USCIS.
          You have to call and ask them as to what is wrong.


          • Babu
            Babu 14 Jan, 19 at 9:48 am

            Hi Anil,

            Am planing to apply again,
            Can you please confirm that form G-639 is required for I-140 request? if Yes, what sections should i fill (i see 2 parts in the document, Requestor’s and Subject of record)

            Thanks,
            Babu.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:03 am

              Hi Baby,
              We have given the sample G-639 form above. Please use it .


  33. Mani
    Mani 21 Nov, 18 at 6:56 am

    Hi Anil

    I have applied FOIA through mail 2 weeks before. Do they send any acknowledgement or some reference number that we can use for tracking the case status?

    Thanks
    Mani


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Nov, 18 at 7:54 am

      Yes, they do send an acknowledgement mail with a FOIA control number for your request. You can use this number to track your application status.
      Create an online USCIS account and see if they have any information for your request there.


      • Mani
        Mani 26 Nov, 18 at 5:32 pm

        Thank you Anil. I have created an USCIS account with the email id i sent on the FOIA request and i dont see any request information there. Based on past experience do you know how long it takes to get a control number? Is there any way that i can add my request to my account ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Nov, 18 at 6:00 pm

          USCIS first sends a mail letter with UNC number in case they need more info about your identity.

          The UNC number is converted to NRC number after they have verified your identity. You will receive another mail letter with NRC number and PIN.

          The USCIS FIRST account is useful only after you get NRC number and PIN so as to register and receive the document online.

          It can take up to 3 weeks for the mail to arrive.

          Did you send the request with tracking mail? Do you have confirmation that it was delivered?


          • Mani
            Mani 28 Nov, 18 at 12:43 pm

            Thank you Anil . Yes i sent with tracking and it show its was delivered on Nov 10. I have to wait till end of this week . Appreciate your feedback and help 🙂


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 28 Nov, 18 at 12:57 pm

              You are welcome. Let me know if you need more information.


              • Mani
                Mani 29 Nov, 18 at 4:47 pm

                I have received my NRC number and PIN today . I have signed up for digital delivery.

                Appreciate your help!


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 29 Nov, 18 at 5:13 pm

                  So, it was just a bit delayed.
                  Happy to know that you got the mail.
                  All the best.


                  • Mani
                    Mani 14 Feb, 19 at 11:34 am

                    Anil,

                    I am still waiting to get the I140 approval copy through FOIA . I was told by my friends that the I140 approval copy that we get from uscis doesnt have I797 approval notice. Please let me know which part of the document that we receive through FOIA will be useful to transfer to a new employer

                    Thanks in advance


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 11:46 am

                      Its okay even if you can get i140 notice copy. You can use it.


  34. prash
    prash 17 Nov, 18 at 9:38 am

    Hi Anil,
    I have applied FOIA through email around 2 weeks before. I did not get response from them or did not receive any automatic eMail ‘uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov’. Now query is Should I wait for their response or should I send the application through email. Could you please help me?

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Nov, 18 at 9:55 am

      Check by creating the online USCIS account to see if you have any information on your email request showing as submitted there.

      If not, it is better to send the FOIA request by postal mail.


      • prash
        prash 12 Dec, 18 at 7:12 am

        HI Anil,

        Thank you for your replay.
        I checked the status of my FOA request and it mentioned that it has been processed. I am not able to register my control number online due to some error. Now how they are going to send the requested document? id it mandatory to register into uscis website.

        Thanks,
        Prash


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Dec, 18 at 7:15 am

          What’s the error that you are getting.
          You should get your requested document by mail too.


          • prash
            prash 12 Dec, 18 at 4:59 pm

            Thanks Anil.. I am getting an error mentioning that recheck your control number and pin. But I am providing correct control number and pin.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Dec, 18 at 5:02 pm

              Then, wait for the mail to come.


  35. Deepak
    Deepak 10 Nov, 18 at 7:59 am

    Hi Anil,
    I got the I140 thru FOIA and i noticed that my employer has given wrong SSN number and 1st letter of my passport is also missing.
    There is no way i can ask my employer to get this fixed.

    Say, If i change employer after 6 months of i140 approval, will the employer be able to withdraw/revoke the i140 stating that the information provided is wrong?
    I ask this because I feel my employer has intentionally done this wrong so that they can revoke/withdraw incase I leave there org even after 6 months rule.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Nov, 18 at 12:00 pm

      Well, the information should be corrected as early as possible.
      Your i140 approval is a very important document for your future H1B extensions and future GC priority date portability.

      USCIS can withdraw i140 even after 6 months if they find there was some fraud or cheating of any kind.
      So, there is a possibility.

      You should ask your employer to get it fixed. You can simply say that you got i140 using FOIA because you want to file H4 EAD for spouse.


  36. Engee
    Engee 26 Oct, 18 at 10:32 am

    Hi Anil , thank you for the great and informative blog post it really helps a lot.
    One thing i wanted to ask and confirm , is the A number on PERM i.e ETA 9089 and I-140 the same
    I happened to read online PERM is for DOL and I-140 from DHS , as the two agencies are different hence the two A- numbers will also be different


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Oct, 18 at 11:18 am

      Where do you see the A number on PERM?
      As per my information, it is called ETA number.

      A number is on i140 approval or any EAD card that you may have.


      • Engee
        Engee 26 Oct, 18 at 11:25 am

        Hi Anil , the PERM has ETA case number for ETA 9089 which is 10 digit number , in my case it starts with T-XXXXX-XXXXX but my employer replied to me saying PERM # is A-XXXXX-XXXXX ( he basically replaced the T with A for the ETA case number)

        Is this A number same on both PERM ETA-9089 as well as for I-140 and can i use this A number to file for FOIA


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Oct, 18 at 11:34 am

          No, its not same.
          A number on i140 approval is a 9 digit number whereas ETA 9089 number is a 10 digit number.
          ETA number format : T-XXXXX-XXXXX
          A Number format: A-XXX-XXX-XXX

          I am not sure what you asked your employer and what did they replied with in their answer.
          Did you ask them to share your A Number?

          More information about A number.

          Do not share the A number if you do not have the correct one. You can leave the A number field blank too.
          USCIS can search your records based on other information that you share too.


          • Engee
            Engee 26 Oct, 18 at 11:44 am

            This is great , thank you very very much for your explanation. I do have my OPT EAD card with me from several years ago hopefully it should have my alien registration number , if not i will leave the A number blank and try to fill as much of remaining information just as you advise….thanks again


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 26 Oct, 18 at 11:48 am

              You are welcome. All the best and let me know if you need more information.


  37. Anil Raju
    Anil Raju 24 Oct, 18 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I did send a FOIA request last week on 17th and today I got a letter from them saying that my case has been placed under complex track 2 and also they asked me to prove my identity by getting my details notarized .

    all I requested was to “proved the approved I-140 copy and the receipt number which was filed under my name”.
    I had details about my A# and the I94 which I did provide in the G-639 form but I dont know why they put it under track2.

    After talking to the FOIA helpline , I was able to get my I-140 receipt number , should I include that too when I respond back to the leter from FOIA so it will help them to narrow down the ttracking time ?

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Oct, 18 at 4:19 pm

      I think they asked you to prove identity because of missing receipt number.
      You should also appreciate this fact as anybody can obtain your A and i94 number and then get your i140 details. They are basically trying to protect your information.

      Yes, you should include as much information as you have with your FOIA response letter.


      • Anil Raju
        Anil Raju 24 Oct, 18 at 4:23 pm

        Appreciate your response,

        1. Wont they deny the request stating that the I-140 belongs to employer and cant provide it to employee (upon providing the I140 Receipt number )?

        2. Also the FOIA asked me to verify my identity and get it notarized , is there any standard form for verifying the Identity ?
        I found this online but I am not sure if I can use this.

        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Oct, 18 at 4:44 pm

          1. Don’t worry, they will not deny the i140 information. That’s the whole purpose of this FOIA application to get i140 approval copy as your employer is NOT sharing it with you.

          2. Yes, this form looks good. In addition, you can send notarized copies of your driver’s license and passport too for identity verification.


          • Anil Raju
            Anil Raju 24 Oct, 18 at 4:53 pm

            Sure, Will send all the information I got .
            Your help is much appreciated.

            Cheers’


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 24 Oct, 18 at 5:08 pm

              You are welcome.


  38. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 1 Oct, 18 at 9:01 am

    I do not think that infopass would give you information. Infopass is only to ask general questions.
    You need to file FOIA request.


  39. Deep
    Deep 1 Oct, 18 at 8:36 am

    Hi Anil,
    Can we schedule an Info Pass Appointment to get the A-Number and I-140 Receipt Number?
    If yes, what documents do i need to carry for Infopass appointment


  40. DeepakSh
    DeepakSh 14 Sep, 18 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Anil,

    My I140 got approved recently and i want to file a FOIA request.

    1. My h1b extension in due by end of November, if i file a FOIA request now, will it hamper the h1b process in any way?

    2. In Part 3 i just have my i94 number, will than be sufficient for them?

    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Sep, 18 at 2:07 pm

      1. No, your H1B extension won’t be affected. You are just requesting information from USCIS and nothing else.
      2. Yes


  41. sartaj
    sartaj 22 Aug, 18 at 9:29 am

    Is the Alien registration number on Perm Labor application and i140 same?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Aug, 18 at 10:10 am

      Alien registration number is assigned uniquely to each individual. So, it should be same on both forms.


      • sartaj
        sartaj 22 Aug, 18 at 11:31 am

        Thank you for the quick response. So essentially if I came to the US on F1, then CPT, OPT, H1B, PERM labor and 140… All should have the same Alien registration number.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 22 Aug, 18 at 12:07 pm

          This is the official statement – it is unique for a non-citizen and should be same for all visa applications:
          A unique seven-, eight- or nine-digit number assigned to noncitizens at the time their A-file is created. The nine-digit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services number listed on the front of Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551) issued after May 10, 2010, is the same as the Alien Registration Number. The A-Number can also be found on the back of these Permanent Resident Cards.


      • Engee
        Engee 26 Oct, 18 at 11:22 am

        Hi Anil , the PERM has ETA case number for ETA 9089 which is 10 digit number , in my case it starts with T-XXXXX-XXXXX but my employer replied to me saying PERM # is A-XXXXX-XXXXX

        Is this A number same on both PERM ETA-9089 as well as for I-140 and can i use this A number to file for FOIA


  42. Arpit
    Arpit 13 Aug, 18 at 5:09 pm

    Hi,

    What is best mode to apply FOIA for i-140 approval number. Should I send a mail or email is faster to track response ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Aug, 18 at 7:43 am

      I believe email reaches faster than regular mail. Just kidding.
      Email is faster.


  43. Nani
    Nani 10 Jul, 18 at 12:02 pm

    Hi,

    Doesn’t 140 usually belong to the employer. I’ve heard cases where such requests are rejected for the sole reason that I-140 belongs to your employer and not yours.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Jul, 18 at 1:06 pm

      I have not heard of any such case where USCIS has rejected the request based on this reason.


  44. EarthCitizen
    EarthCitizen 4 Jul, 18 at 3:20 pm

    Under Part 3, Item number 8 ‘Application, Petition, or Request Receipt Number’ – Aren’t we require to fill this field since it is not optional. If so, What do we need to fill up here in case person doesn’t have any GC related details.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Jul, 18 at 6:55 pm

      You need to fill the I140 application receipt number here.
      If you do not have it, you can leave it blank.


  45. I-140Requestor
    I-140Requestor 3 Jul, 18 at 12:24 pm

    Can I request i-140 copy while being employed with the same employer, before changing jobs? And will my employer come to know if I request it?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Jul, 18 at 12:28 pm

      Yes, you can request it anytime.
      Your employer will not know. USCIS does not send any information to your employer.


      • I-140Requestor
        I-140Requestor 5 Jul, 18 at 12:37 am

        Thanks for the response. Just a quick follow up, so if I change my employer and I have this approval, can my new employer continue to get H1B extensions based on this I-140 approval, or will he also have to get my GC paperwork started in order to go beyond initial transfer approval. I am in the USA for more than 6 years.

        Thanks again.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 5 Jul, 18 at 7:46 am

          You can use this current I140 approval to get H1B extensions as many times as you want.
          But, for filing the I-1485 (which is green card) when you priority date becomes current, you will need your CURRENT employer’s own PERM and I140.


  46. EarthCitizen
    EarthCitizen 27 Jun, 18 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Anil, First of all thanks alot for putting this all together. I have one question related to this. Will my employer come to know If i file a FOIA, does USCIS notify to employer or attorney? And also does it impact on EAD processing, as for my spouse EAD is in process and planning to file FOIA for same reason parallely.
    Thanks again.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Jun, 18 at 1:27 pm

      No information is shared or sent to employer by USCIS. Your employer has no way to know about it unless you yourself go and tell 🙂
      There is no impact on any other applications that are filed in parallel.


      • EarthCitizen
        EarthCitizen 4 Jul, 18 at 2:39 pm

        Thanks for your quick reply. In continuation to my question. What all documents related to my GC will I be required at the time of changing my employer. Will I140 Approval notice be sufficient? Or will I even require my Perm Approval notice as well since my current employer didn’t shared any details related to my GC with me.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Jul, 18 at 2:57 pm

          I-140 will be required to help with your H1B extensions beyond 6 years. You cannot use the same I-140 to file your green card if you do not want to join the current employer in future.
          For Green card filing (which is called I-1485), your new employer will need to file new PERM and new I140.
          Let me know if you need more information.


          • EarthCitizen
            EarthCitizen 4 Jul, 18 at 2:59 pm

            Thanks again for your quick reply and sharing this information!!


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 4 Jul, 18 at 3:01 pm

              Not sure if you read my edited response. I added more information to help you.


              • EarthCitizen
                EarthCitizen 4 Jul, 18 at 3:26 pm

                Thanks for the detailed response. I am just making sure to collect all the documents I will be required related to filed Green Card application, at the time of changing the employer.


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