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Hi
My 6 year h1b visa expires in oct 2011.This is including my vacation recapture period.  

Shall  i file  I-140 petition in premium processing now? this is just to avoid tension of waiting rather than spending 1000 .

Is it only for persons whose 6 years H1b expires soon are eligible or any person with approved perm could apply under premium processing ?

Is there any specific limitations for premium processing of I 140 at present ?

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

I-140 filing based on approved PERM can be filed through premium processing.

You are not required to file I-140 through premium processing, and can still extend H1B status beyond six years, if your PERM application was filed at least one year prior to reaching 6 years in H1B status. Filing I-140 through PERM is highly recommended in cases where six years in H1B status will be reached soon, but PERM is approved in less than one year after filing.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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