3 years, given that you have an approved I-140. New employer will need to file a new PERM and I-140. You will be able to retain your old priority date.
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Although my colleagues are probably correct, you might get 3 years .... I recommend that you reconsider going with a 'consultancy'.
That is not a 'real' employer/employee relationship. In addition to the fact that immigration is looking very closely at job shops (the main reason that so many people are being 'trapped' in their home countries with 'administrative processing' ... this work is highly dependent on 'client' letters.. In other words ... you could be 'stuck' without work and may need to leave the US.
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I concur with Mr. Behar and Professor Franco Capriotti.
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Attorneys Behar and Capriotti explained this well. Most likely you can get 3 years. It is always best to consult with an immigration attorney to assist you adequately.
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