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Switching companies after i140

Microsoft irakk
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When you switch company after receiving i140, does your PERM process starts from the scratch but you keep the same PERM date?

Will it take 2 years again to get new i140?

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  • Walmart.com hwsidh
    When you switch company, do you get +3 years or end of 6th year when I-140 is approved?
    5d2
    • With i140, you are eligible for 3 yr extensions. The 6 ur limit does not apply anymore.
      Eligibility does not guarantee that you get full 3 yr extension. Project duration / employer client relationship still has it's impacts. Faang or FTEs usually get 33 to 35 month extensions.
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    • Walmart.com hwsidh
      That's good to know. Thank you !
      5d
  • Yes. Perm process restarts. You can keep the same date if USCIS agrees.
    Yes i140 takes 2 yrs avg.
    5d2
    • Microsoft irakk
      OP
      Does this mean you need to be at new company till you get new i140? How about if you don't like the team or company?
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    • Microsoft irakk
      OP
      Also what do you mean by if USCIS agrees?
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  • Amazon HAzq58
    I just switched company, and now the visa bulletin has just advanced the timeline for eb2. My new employer now has a tight plan for labor market test. I regret wholly for my move T.T I suggest you think thoroughly about switching. Now I’m pushing all means to get my eb2 going with my new employer. Otherwise, I’m really considering going back to my previous employer
    5d1
    • SAP 827hshs
      What do you mean by new employer has tight plan for labor market test ? Did your previous employer file in eb2 and your current employer filing in eb2 too ? Thanks
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  • Sony DMmL77
    If you change job after 6 month from I-485 receipt notice you don’t have to restart anything.
    5d1
    • Microsoft irakk
      OP
      Indians and Chinese have long waiting queue so no i485
      5d
  • But seriously, you can switch employers after your I-485 has been pending for 6 months, and keep your priority date
    5d1

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