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I am on H1B, and I have a approved I140 Can I change it to…

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Hi I am on H1B, and I have a approved I140 Can I change it to Consular Processing?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

Not yet I have my I140 approved and my priority date is Dec 2009

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about the H-1B visa?

I am planning to travel back to India for a while and looking for options to see if I can do consular processing when my priority date is current

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You can file an I-824 to inform USCIS that you want them to send a copy of the I-140 approval to the National Visa Center (NVC) in order for them to conduct Consular Processing so that you can obtain your Immigrant Visa outside of the U.S. Here is a link:

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