My current employer filed my I-140 2 weeks ago and I got offer from another company. Do I need to pay current emploer even if I leave before my I140 gets approved? Not sure how to get accurate info on this. Wondering if anyone else was in similar situation. Or should I go for premium processing and get it approved and then submit resignation? What are the chances of Cerner withdrawing my 140 in that case?
New / Eng Fun22Tango
Not necessarily. You can switch at any time. But here's the trick. An Approved I-140 ensures the date that the PERM was applied as the "Priority Date". If you switch within 180 days from the date of I-140 Approval, employers have the authority to revoke the GC process thus far, so Priority Date is lost. Switching after 180 days of I-140 Approval helps with "porting" the said "Priority Date" with the new employer's GC process. About paying the employer, well that's between you and your employer, most Consulting Companies have that arrangement with their employees, while Full Time Employment does not even bring in such an arrangement.