My current company is planning to start my Green card process but I am still waiting on it.
Another company has agreed to process my Green card on a future employment basis and they are ready to start the process immediately. So if I agree to start the GC process with the new company, at a later point of time, if my current company starts my GC process, would it be an issue?
Can there be multiple Green Card application filed at one point of time?
The reason for opting this route is because I will be completing my full quota of years on my current Visa in June 2017, so I would like to get my I-140 approved before this date.
Thanks in advance for your answers!!!
Yes. One can be petitioned for from many angles.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
Yes, more than one employer can file a petition for you. It may, of course, raise a question whether you have any intent to accept the job offer.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Yes, there is nothing in the law that prohibits multiple "employers" petitioning the same "beneficiary", as long as each job offer bona fide and no suspicion of fraud exists.
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It is possible to have more than one company file a PERM application on your behalf with the U.S. Department of Labor and to have more than one company file an I-140 Immigrant Petition on your behalf with the USCIS.
An I-140 Immigrant Petition based on an approved PERM application may be filed with the USCIS with a Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing.
However, once it is time for you to file your I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status, you will need to select one employer's I-140 Approval Notice, to include with your I-485 Application, and file your I-485 Application based on your intent to go to work for only that one employer, and not the other employer.
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