i-140 approval copy not there


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My i-140 approved with Employer1 and I have only receipt number available with me no hard copy or soft copy. 
When requested through FOIA, I have received complete Form-140 thats approved by USCIS with priority date, PERM case number and all application information, but not I-140 approval copy(I-797).  

Now I’m with Employer2 and GC process not started yet. My 6 years cap will end in 2 years from now.


1) How can I get my i-140 approval soft copy from FOIA ? Will FOIA provide it ?

2) Can I use my i-140 receipt number( Filed by Employer1)  to get H1B extension beyond 6 years cap with Employer2 ?

3) If Employer2 starts GC process will my previous priority date retained ?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Edited by ivrs11
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Generally you will not get an I-140 approval notice through FOIA as those are computer generated.  If you have the copy of the I-140 that is stamped by USCIS as approved (and you know the I-140 hasnt been withdrawn within 180 days of approval), you can use it to extend your H1B status.  You can also use a retained priority date from that petition.

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