Hi. I am currently on H1B visa with my employer. I have applied for Green Card and EAD through family based immigration after getting married to my wife who is a US citizen.
I am currently contracting with my employer at a client location. My contract with my current client is coming up and I am looking for new opportunities. When i start working for a new client, my employer would be handling my H1B amendment because of change of client and location.
Will my Green Card and EAD process be affected in anyway due to change of jobs and H1B amendment ? Will the H1B amendment get affected in anyway because of an existing Green Card and EAD process ?
Are these two processes GC-EAD and H1B amendment independent of each other ?
Please let me know.
Your application for a new H1b will not affect the processing of your application for adjustment of status. It is a good idea to stay in valid, nonimmigrant status.
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.
You may/ may not have options at this stage. If the company requires you work on H-1B (non immigrant visa) then they will file considering you are not yet authorized to work based on AOS.
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They are independent; the H1B amendment will not affect your green card process or the associated EAD application. Once you get your EAD, you will not need the H1B to work for your current employer, but can simply present the EAD in order for them to satisfy their I9 requirement.
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