Let’s say I am working for one of the FAANG in the US, and my GC is already initiated (I have my I-140 and priority date is locked in)
I ask my company to transfer me to one of their Canadian offices. Get the Canadian PR and hopefully get the Canadian citizenship in 5 years.
After 5 years, once I have the canadian citizenship. I transfer back to US within the same company either on H1-B or TN visa.
And wait for my priority date to become current. Once my priority date is current, will I still get my GC ?
Genuine question, no trolls please !
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- Facebook BvcdtnvtujI’m surprised to see here that so many people think this is not possible. As long as you have an I-140 you keep your priority date irrespective of where you live. Substantial presence comes into play only after you get your GC. Also, most big companies never withdraw 1-140.
- Sadly immigration isn't a grocery checkout line where you can ask someone to hold your place while you go buy something else!
- Yeah no. Read up on Google about substantial presence. Kudos to you for coming up with this ingenious idea though!
- Putting aside the fact that what you're asking is legally and physically impossible.
I feel you but you're taking opportunity away from someone else. Why do you want Canadian citizenship AND usa gc? Aren't you being a lil greedy?
- Sure, I see your point. You could interpret this as me being selfish. However I have canadian friends (not Indians, white canadians) who hold canadian citizenship by birth and have an american GC and work in US. They never want to apply for american citizenship. So are they all selfish ? I guess we all are at some level 😊, aren’t we ?Sep 14, 2018 2
- Let’s say I get fired after waiting in the GC queue for 10+ years. Now I have 60 days to find another job, else my whole family moves back (Including a kid who is born here and the only place s/he understands is USA)
I would have probably invested 15+ years of my life to earn a MS from a top tier school, go through OPT, H1-B, GC hell for what ! Nothing.
I wouldn’t expect you to get it either !
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- Citadel Securities / Eng wagecuck2moreYes. If your original company doesn't withdraw the I-140, then it remains valid unless your priority date is current for 12 consecutive months. So yes, if you were born in India, you will have enough time to get Canadian citizenship and come back on the original I-140.
- Amazon SmokinYeah this is possible .But I don’t see the benefit honestly .5 years in Canada is a long time.You can come back if you have a high paying job.Otherwise I don’t see the point.
- Intel TrVu70There a big chance that your company will pull out your I140 once you move out of country.