Form I-140, officially known as the "Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker," is a document used in the United States immigration process. Here are some key details about it:

Purpose: The I-140 form is used by an employer to petition the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States. This is a critical step in the employment-based green card process.



The I-140 covers several employment-based categories, including but not limited to:

    EB-1: Priority workers, such as persons with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers or executives.
    EB-2: Professionals holding advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability.
    EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers.


Filing Process:

The employer must complete and sign Form I-140. Required documents and evidence must be gathered, which can vary depending on the employment-based category. The form, along with the filing fee and supporting documents, is submitted to USCIS.

Processing Time: The processing time for I-140 petitions can vary significantly based on the employment-based category, the USCIS service center handling the case, and the current workload.

Revocation: An I-140 can be revoked by USCIS if there is evidence of fraud, misrepresentation, or if the petitioning employer goes out of business.

Appeals: If an I-140 petition is denied, there is an option to file an appeal or a motion to reopen or reconsider the decision.