Anybody that has changed jobs (function, title, Manager to IC), while processing Green Card?
Any useful tips?
Based on immigration lawyer feedback, I would have to start all over again if I change to most jobs available in Seattle at Amazon...
I can’t believe I am the only one that has faced this challenge and would welcome any advice.
- Oracle orcleIf your job title/description is different, even though it is internal transfer, green card processing will restart. My colleague did not move into manager role for the same reason.
- Microsoft / Eng mskhPerson,
internal transfer doesn’t require reprocessing.
Rest, what about inter company changes?
- Veritas / Eng jungleemoreManager to IC will require a new PERM to be filed, even if the employer is same. Typically if an IC moves to Manager role, many employers do not change the title officially but make the title equivalent to Manager. For eg: Sr Principal Engg equivalent to Sr Manager. The role continues to be a Sr Principal yet ppl report to this person. Basically it is concealing from Labor dept as they will need to file new PERM and redo a lot of investment that they have made on the same person for the same process again, which employer wants to avoid to save costs. This might differ employer to employer.
- New lawIf the job title for your green card case, which is offered by employer, has changed, you will have to redo or go through the PERM labor certification process from the beginning because you won’t be in that job anymore. It is very important that the job duties, worksite, offered wage, and other details of the position remain consistent throughout the entire green card process.
- Oracle WayneManorAs long as the job responsibilities are similar a new PERM is not needed. For example, at Oracle, first line managers code just like ICs with the added responsibility of management, and hence they don't file for a new PERM. Besides, PERM is for a future job and your current role does not technically need to have any relation to the PERM job.