According to the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, Labor Certifications (LC) have a 180-day validity period. If the LC was approved before July 16, 2007, The I-140 immigrant application Must be received by the USCIS by Friday, 1/11/08.
The I-140 must be filed with the USCIS prior to the expiration of the labor certification. USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) has informed AILA that all I-140s must be received by the Service Centers by close of business (5pm) on Friday, January 11, 2008 in order to qualify under the DOL January 12, 2008 cutoff.
By Angela M. Lopez