Hi I am working on EAD with my current emp and my 485 is pending from 1-1/2 year,Can i move to new employer?

Asked 11 months ago - Santa Clara, CA

please let me know what are the important things I should consider

EB2 :PD-July 18 2008

485 pending from Jan 2012

Thanks
Raju

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes, if the occupation will be the same or similar.

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  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Sure, as long as your job with the new employer will be deemed to be in the "same or similar" occupation as the one on the PERM and I-140 petition.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . Under AC-21, it is possible to change employers once the I-485 has been pending at least 180 days. Please consult with an immigration attorney for details.

  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Only if you will continue 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
  5. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Only if the I-140 is approved you can port to "same or similar classification" after 180 days of I-1485 filing.

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

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    Answered . As long as the occupation is similar you should be okay. It is best to consult your new employer's immigration attorney.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more

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