Can I concurrently have I-140 & I-130 pending at the same time? Any issues? What about two I-485 pending?
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There is no prohibition against multiple petitions being filed for the same beneficiary.
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Sure you can have your sister file an 130 at the same but note it will take close to a decade for you to be able to file a 485 based on your sisters application based on the current visa bulletin
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The I-130 sibling petition without I-485 and I-140 with/without I-485 may be filed at the same time.
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You could have multiple petitions (I-130/I-140, etc) filed for you without affecting each petition. When it comes down to immigrating (or adjusting), you can pick and choose whichever comes first (in terms of visa availability).
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Your sister can file an I-130 for you and it will not prevent your employer from filing an I-140 on your behalf. If the visa is available, and you are in legal status, you can also file for adjustment of status.
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