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H1-B extension pending, PERM in progress, am I stuck for the next year?

Amazon defideal
Dec 4

Submitted my H1-B EOS mid-Nov, Eb3 PERM filed earlier in mid-Oct. With premium processing suspended, and the current immigration policy situation, it looks like neither my extension nor my 140 will go through any time soon.

I’m growing increasingly frustrated with my manager, and don’t see myself getting a high-impact feature under his “roadmap”. With that said, I’m seriously thinking about moving to another team internally, or even interviewing outside.

However, I’ve heard that one is kind of stuck with the current position until at H1-B EOS and PERM goes through. And even with approved 140, I have read suggestions on Blind that one should stay with the company for another 6 months before jumping ship, so the company cannot withdraw sponsorship or invalidate the 140. Given the current processing time, am I stuck with my current team for next year? What are my options if I really want to change team/job, without risking visa status or PD?

Thanks in advance for all your inputs!

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  • Cloudera / Eng
    $jajajaj$

    ClouderaEng

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    $jajajaj$more
    I have been in this situation and its hell. It will take close to 8 months or less. Until then have faith, keep calm and code.
    Dec 40
  • Synopsys holyturbo
    Am in the same boat. Hang in there. I am studying and preparing for future on the side. I agree, Shitty management can ruin things...
    Dec 43
    • Synopsys wFatDuck
      As someone who left Snps recently, am surprised to hear that
      Dec 4
    • Synopsys holyturbo
      Which part?
      Dec 4
    • Synopsys wFatDuck
      Shirty management. Maybe it varies by group/BU but I had good experience with management. Much better than other companies
      Dec 4
  • VMware Nsxlife
    You can get an offer and apply for transfer while extension is pending.
    Just make sure that your new company files for gc asap
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft Ranveer
    I thought extensions can be premium processed
    Dec 43
    • Amazon defideal
      OP
      Amazon had an entity name change earlier this year, and that disqualifies us for premium processing... PP has so many extra conditions now that only few can take advantage.
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Ranveer
      What does entity name change mean?
      Dec 4
    • Amazon defideal
      OP
      Nothing more than a company name change for legal and corporate tax reasons. You would’ve thought it has nothing to do with premium processing, but of course immigration officials take advantage of it and disqualify people from PP.
      Dec 5
  • Apple Cim Took
    You can file premium for extension.
    Dec 43
    • Amazon / Eng
      periscope

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Sabre Corporation
      periscopemore
      Nope. Can't do
      Dec 4
    • Parallon Hellyah
      You can.. Extensions premium is not suspended. Manager just filed
      Dec 4
    • Apple Cim Took
      Yes. Extension premium is not suspended.
      Dec 4
  • New begin
    Why don't you move to different team internally in Amazon?
    Dec 42
    • Amazon defideal
      OP
      Depending on the team and the entity it falls under, I might need to file an H1-B amendment. Not sure if it would cause issue while my EOS is still under processing, but yeah that seems like the only possible route so far. Having to miss out on outside opportunities is really frustrating tho.
      Dec 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      periscope

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Sabre Corporation
      periscopemore
      Move within the entity. If you are moving within the entity at the same location amendment is not required.
      Dec 4
  • LinkedIn tooh
    I would recommend to wait until your i140 is approved. regarding withdrawing i140 yes your employer can do that but most of the companies dont do that.
    Dec 40
  • Tesla / Data
    Hiphipnope

    TeslaData

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    Apple, Nokia
    Hiphipnopemore
    Stuck
    Dec 40

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