What is an I-140 Petition?
An I-140 petition, or Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, is filed to petition an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States. The employer must file an I-140 Petition on your behalf within 180 days from the date your Labor Certification is approved by the U. S. Department of Labor. An I-140 form may be filed without a Labor Certification where the beneficiary qualifies under EB-1 classification. Who is an I-140 Petition Filed for and What are the Classifications? On the I-140 Petition you will be asked to indicate the petition type. Please note, an I-140 may be filed on behalf of beneficiaries classified as follows: An alien of extraordinary ability (EB-1(A) Category) An outstanding professor or researcher (EB-1(B) Category) A multinational executive or manager (EB-1(C) Category) A member of the professions holding an advanced degree or an alien of exceptional ability (EB-2) A skilled worker (EB-3(A)(i)) A professional (EB-3(A)(ii)) Other workers (EB-3(A)(iii))
USCIS Form I-140 sample (as of August 2014)
USCIS Form I-140 Instructions (as of August 2014)