Consider I have an approved I-140 from Company A for more than 6 months and I change my employer to Company B, Based on the bill passed on Jan 17 2017, my employer cannot revoke my I-140 and hence I can use it for my H1B extension with Company B.
Question: If I move to Company C, Can I still use my approved I-140 from Company A?
Yes, "Company C" (or "D") can use that approved I-140 as a basis to request an up to 3 years extension of your H-1B status. Also, you can retain/re-capture/re-use the "priority date" found on that I-140 on any new PERM and I-140 petition filed on your behalf by a new employer.
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When you say "used" you need to clarify - whether for H-1B extension or retention of priority date?
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