Form I-140 News

USCIS Updates Filing Location of Concurrent I-140/I-485 Applications

USCIS confirmed that all I-140 petitions filed concurrently with an I-485 application for adjustment of status are to be filed with the Dallas Lockbox, unless the I-140 is accompanied by a request for premium processing, Form I-907. Concurrently filed applications that include a Form I-907 attached to the I-140 should be filed with the NSC or TSC, depending on the location of the petitioner.

Approval and Denial Statistics for I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

Table A provides approval and denial data for petitioners of the I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers - (E-11 Extraordinary Ability, Professors, Researchers, or Executives)

Table A: I-140 E-11 Approval/Denial by Fiscal Year 2005 to 2010 


Fiscal Year



Approval Rate

USCIS Memo on Evaluation of Evidence Submitted with Certain I-140 Petitions

This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the analysis that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) officers who adjudicate these petitions should use when evaluating evidence submitted in support of Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, filed for:

Aliens of Extraordinary Ability under section 203(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA);

Outstanding Professors or Researchers under section 203(b)(1)(B) INA; and

Aliens of Exceptional Ability under section 203(b)(2) INA.

TSC Updates – 05/14/10

Reopening of a denied I-140 case -  Cases when a denied I-140 is reopened, the center (TSC) usually reopens any ancillary applications like I-485, I-131 and I-765 that were denied only because of the denied I-140.  Generally the procedure takes about 60 days for the file to be acquired form National Records Center or AAO and to reopen.