H1b and EAD

Asked about 1 year ago - Santa Clara, CA

I am on H1B . I applied for EAD extension ( i have pending I-485) .If I leave the job can I wait for EAD to get approve and stay with in country .

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Hopefully, it has been at least 180 days since you filed the I-485. Then you can change jobs if your new job is in the same or a similar occupation.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Only if the I-485 has been pending for at least 180 days AND you will be working full-time in the same or similar occupational classification as that for which the I-140 was filed.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Is the I-140 approved? Staying in the U.S. while I-485 is pending is OK.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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