I have questions related to I-140 denial & refile.
My first I-140 got denied in Jul 2013 due to 'unknown' reasons to me, but I suspect it's A2P. After 2 years now they told me that they are refiling it and will not lose the PD if approved. They didn't ask any info from me. Now my questions are:
1) Is it possible to 'refile' I-140 with same old PERM after 2 years of first I-140 rejection?
2) How many times can we 'refile' I-140 on same PERM?
3) Can we do 'refile' under premium?
See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.
The rule is once PERM is approved the I-140 must be filed within 180 days. If you do not then your PERM is extinguished and you will have to start all over again. However if you file I-140 within 180 days and then for some reason you have to file again, then 180 day limit does not apply. Let me give you an example: Let us say you’re I-140 was denied, you filed it within 180 days and you forgot to submit an education evaluation or because of some technical reason or a serious reason such as the inability of the employer to prove that they have the capacity to pay your wages. You can file an I-140 three years down the line. You are no longer confined to the 180 day deadline because when the first time around when you filed you were confined to the 180 days deadline.
Now answer to question 1: Yes.
Answer to question 2: No limit that I know of as long as it is done in good faith.
Answer to question 3: This is a tricky question. USCIS has said if you still have the original of the PERM and it has not been archived then they will take the premium processing only if they have the originals in their possession. If it was never submitted or if the case has been shelved they will not take premium processing.