I got this information from avvo lawyers ->""01 visa Extension are granted 1 year with same employer or 3 years with a new employer". (I WILL apply with a new employer)
at the same time my previous attorney who undertook my 1st 01 visa, says "extensions can only be granted for a maximum of 1 year and your petitioner CANNOT change. For extensions, we charge $x.xxx . If you are changing your petitioner (or not) and would like another 3-year visa, then we charge $x.xxx++ ( more) plus filing fees. We still need to update your forms and documents, file with the unions, and create a new petition on your behalf."
1) IF I WANT TO GET 3 years more , continue working in the u.s do i get automatically 3 years OF EXTENSION with my NEW employer (I-129)? i feel they want to trick me believing that i can only extend 1 year for xxxx money but if want 3 years i need to pay a lot more , but i am pretty sure i get 3 years anyways since i have a new employer. is this correct?
2) USCIS mentions only 3 things i need to send to extend myvisa. a) fORM i129, b) i-97, c) letter stating why i want to extend.. // do i really need a new union SAG letter and a whole new case withevidence?
Strategic and even tactical decisions you should discuss with the lawyer working for the employer you want to end up working for.
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