I-140 Can an one suggest whether i can fetch and check I-140 details online now

I had been on H1B for 8 years (6 + 3 based on approved I-140) and the validity period ended in 2003 to 2012

but i moved back to India in 2011 i dont know rite now my I-140 is still in approved status or not(Can anyone tell how to check Validity)

now can a new employer file cap exempt H1B?

If I am subject to cap in the above scenario, however lets say I left US at 8 years and one year was still remaining, can I recapture the

One year to be cap exempt and thereafter extend on approved I-140, or is the recapture time only available for the first 6 years?

Use below link and enter the receipt # on your I-140.


There is no recapture concept once you have approved I-140 that gives you ability to extend H1B beyond the 6 year term. The sponsoring employer can simply file cap-exempt H1B using your approved I-140.

Thanks a lot for your reply so nice of u
But i don;t have approved I-140 document with me i was stored in Work email after left the job
i missed it so please suggest any solution

You can raise FOIA request with USCIS and they will provide you with the copy of I-140 petition.

So nice of you for info .Thanks a lot i will try with it

Case Status Online

View case status online using your receipt number, which can be found on notices that you may have received from USCIS. Also, sign up for Case Status Online to: . Receive automatic case status updates by email or text message, . View your case

when i check case status online with 13 digit provided on Form 797 it says

We approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC0910250180, and emailed you an approval notice. Please follow any instructions on the approval notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

Can you please tell what it means

You are looking at the H1B petition (I-129) and not I-140. If you don’t have I-140 approval notice you can request using the link I shared.

Sure i got it Thank you for info

Hi Kalpesh

As you suggested i applied FOIA and i received a copy of application I-140 form including 19 pages they have send. In that ive seen ETA Case number. Can you please tell how to check the status of I-140

Can i upload the form here?

Please do not share your personal information on this forum.

Ok sure i wont do it can you tell how to check its status

Can u explain how to check its valid or not

I see some number near the barcode starting with SRC ******
IS That the receipt number

Enter that receipt # at below case status update and see what it says.

I have checked CASE STATUS using SRC******* number and it says

Case Was Approved

On ********* we approved your Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Receipt Number SRC***********. We sent you an approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your approval notice by *********, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address.

Can u please tell what it means
can i use it now for cap exempt

It clearly states your I-140 was approved so you may be able to use it for cap-exempt AC21 H1B extension.

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Thank you very much