If employee leaves sponsoring employer after six weeks of green card approval and Join another employer with same occupation/field. Would there be any concern of this Job change after green card approval?
I am under the impression that as long as employee work with sponsoring employer for few weeks after the approval of green card ; he has fulfilled the requirement and since LPR has no work restriction so he may change the job anytime without any issues? Please advise.
You are correct, although I usually recommend a period of 60 days just to be on the safe side.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
You have asked this question before. There is no "requirement" - only that you want to remove all doubt in anyone's mind that there was any fraud in the green card application, and the best way to do that is to continue working for that employer for a while. Some people also feel a commitment to the person who went the extra mile and got them to safety.
Every lawyer (and government agent) has their own 'standard.'
I suggest waiting 3-6 months before running away from the company that just spent thousands, and thousands, and thousands of dollars getting you the greencard.
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