I-140 Approval Rate by USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published I-140 approval/denial statistics yesterday. However, the data is confusing.

Table A is for E-11, which is supposed to be only for Alien of Extraordinary Ability petitions (aka EB-1a). But the description indicates “E-11 Extraordinary Ability, Professors, Researchers, or Executives,” which apparently covers all EB1 categories.

Table B is for E-12, Outstanding Professor or Researcher petitions (EB-1b), but the description says “EB-2 Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts, or Business.”

By the numbers, it appears that the tables are only for E-11 and E-12. Hopefully USCIS will provide clarification shortly.

Below is a graph that shows the total number of I-140 approvals and the approval rate for a given fiscal year. The denial rate equals (100% – approval rate).

Update 2/28: USCIS has modified the descriptions and the data are indeed for E11 and E12 only.

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