I've been working on my AOS application, which is just about to be filed. Can I change jobs now or is there no way to avoid waiting?
You cannot change jobs for 180 days from the date of the AOS filing. You filed your AOS attesting to your intent to be employed by the sponsoring company.
You will be very wise to seek guidance from your counsel of record.
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I agree with the first attorney. Do not do anything that may put your immigration status in jeopardy. Speak with an immigration attorney before doing anything.
In your case you should not be contemplating changing your employer since you have not filed the FORM I-485. After you file the FORM I-485 then you will need to wait at least 180 days and you must be employed in a same or similar job position with the next employer.
If you change jobs now, you will need new sponsorship.
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