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Changing jobs after I140 approval and H4 EAD of the dependent

Expedia anony🐭
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If one changes jobs through H1 transfer with an approved I140 (approved more than a year ago with current employer), is the dependent still immediately eligible for applying new H4 EAD or would we need to wait for the new I140? Is a new 140 required at all?

Please do the needful and oblige.

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  • Facebook lollipop🍭
    You don’t have to wait for the new i140. EAD can be applied with the existing i140 approval. Make sure you get the i140 approval papers before you leave.
    6d1
  • Yelp nyXi60
    Your spouse can work without you needing to get new i140 until and unless their EAD is valid and not expired. I might be wrong but this is what I’ve heard before from others.
    6d1
    • Expedia anony🐭
      OP
      Thanks. Aren't we supposed to get a new H4 if the primary applicant transfers H1?
      6d
  • SAP 827hshs
    Do companies give you the original I-140 approval official paper/document from USCIS ? Also, if I am on 6th year of h1b and changing employer (I-140 from current employer already approved), is it okay if the new PERM and I-140 approval takes beyond the 6th year end date of h1b ?
    6d4
    • Facebook lollipop🍭
      Usually they don’t. But I told my employer that I needed it to file for my spouse’s EAD and they shared the copy.
      6d
    • SAP 827hshs
      Yea what I heard from friends is they don’t give you any copy of I-140 approval.
      6d
    • Facebook lollipop🍭
      Even if they don’t share, looks like you can directly approach USCIS to get the same. Immigration forums can help on that
      6d
    • Expedia anony🐭
      OP
      I have my 140. Never asked for it.
      6d
  • SAP 827hshs
    Also, what I understand is once we switch employers with an approved I-140, the new employer has to go through the entire PERM filing process from PWD, labor ad posting, filing PERM and I-140 filing which typically takes 10-12months. Is that correct ?
    6d1
    • Expedia anony🐭
      OP
      Same question here. Can someone who recently switched jobs please help?
      6d

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