Changing jobs in 5th year of h1-b

Oath Buildwall
Dec 4, 2018 6 Comments

I am currently on h1b expiring at end of sept 2020 and haven’t got my perm filled ( expected to be filed in march 2019) . I got an offer from FANG company and they are saying that they can start gc processing on joining which seems to be around end of April given premium is gone . Lawyers there say it’s a low risk and I should get my i140 prior to 2020 oct but I am skeptical that delays will be there due to RFE etc .

Do you think it’s worth taking the risk ? Increase in comp - almost 40%


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Google yp112
    Which company are you moving to? Some companies have the job ad portion of the process done in batches. So it takes shorter.
    Dec 4, 20182
  • Oath Buildwall
    Hmmm it’s possible but are there ppl who did this ?
    Dec 4, 20181
    • Deloitte / Consultant


      Probably dozens because this topic is posted to death every single day. Did you search before posting?
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Visa 80808080
    I am in same boat. Changed the job in my 5th year of h1b with no previous i140 approved. The new company started the process but the process is taking long time. New company started from day1 though. Still on wage determination stage.
    Dec 6, 20180

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