Consular Processing after I140 approved

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I have completed 6yrs in USA and moved to India (currently I am in India). Applied PERM, then I140 from India. Below are my I140 status in myuscis website.  
  • We have responded to RFE on June 10th 2020.
  • I140 approved on June 15th 2020
  • USCIS decision was emailed on June 16th 2020
  • Case Was Sent To The Department of State July 9th 2020
  1. Will consular processing affect my I140 approval? means is there any chance for denial of my I140
  2. If not, When I or my Attorney will get my approved hard copy of I140? What is the approx time to get I140 after consular processing.
  3. Once i receive I140, can i apply for H1 extn from India based on I140 approval?

Please someone clarify my question (above mentioned). Appreciate your time and patient for viewing my questions.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I second Pontevecchio. If you are outside the US when the I-104 is approved, which you say it is, the case will continue with Consular Processing instead of I-485 (which is only possible if you are in the US.) CP is pretty much a formality, Consular officers can not deny the case unless there is paperwork missing or obvious fraud. They can not reopen the I-140 or question things in the I-140 (unlike what Noah Lott seems to claim.) This is different from the H1 process. Consular officers do not have the discretionary power to reinvestigate the I-140 (unlike USCIS officers when processing an I-485.)

Way back when I did CP it took all of 5 minutes, the officer leafing through my file and asking a few questions.

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