I-140 status stuck in Initial Review


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My I-140 was filed in July 2013 and the status has been "Initial Review" since then. It's been more than 7 months now and the Processing times for TSC on USCIS website say 4 Months.


Is anyone faced/facing a similar situation? Is there a way to call USCIS and gain more info?

What is the best option for me?


Please advice




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Upgrading a case to premium should not affect the case. Cases experience problems in regular and premium processing service. It is important to keep in mind though that if there is a 'security' issue that is the reason USCIS is delaying the I140 processing and the $1225 fee is sent with the I907 form, what is likely to happen is that USCIS would take the money and switch it and then not finish it in fifteen days. They do not give the money back in those situations. This is why the other Murthy Law Firm Attorney's advice is GENERALLY a good idea in these situations.

THAT BEING SAID, this would be a case where it would be very important to consult directly with an attorney for specific legal advice because there might be a reason not to push the issue or throw premium processing money at the problem.

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