If you change employer after 180 days from when I-140 is filed, do you have to start the process from PERM again?
What is different if you change employer before or after 180 days from I-140 filing? The only difference is that employer can revoke your application if you move before 180 days and it cannot after 180 days?
- New / ITxRva30PERM process has to be started from beginning anytime you switch employer. 180 day period with same employer whom you are currently working with helps you to retain your priority date. You'd loose priority date and your new i140 approval date will become as your priority date if you switch before 180 days.
- Oracle acvbghThe I-140 approval implies you get to keep your priority date which is the date of PERM filing regardless of your employment changes. The catch used to be that if the I-140 is revoked, you lose the priority date. Good guy Obama changed that and said if you stay for 180 days after I-140 approval, the employer's potential revocation doesn't matter. This change is only for peace of mind - a big company never revoked I-140 since people bounce around and land back all the time. No one wants to pay lawyers unnecessary money.Feb 92
- New Egypt80Approved i-140 only gives you a priority date and an underlying basis for filling adjustment of status.
If you leave your employer you lose the underlying basis but may keep the priority date.
A new employer will have to start the green card process from the PERM stage even though your new PERM will not dictate your priority date.