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Amazon freeChip
Nov 3 24 Comments

i am working in Amazon. I am an Indian citizen. currently working on F-1 Visa. my I-140 has been approved recently. my priority date is in late december 2019, so I-485 is not filed yet. I am considering a job change due to personal reasons. what are the chances of green card petition transfer at this stage? Does Amazon cancel the petition as soon as employee leaves the company? For the Transfer what documents will be required from amazon? Does amazon support transfer? Thanks for your reply.

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  • Move kydbithm
    Filing for GC before getting H1 isn’t recommended on any scale
    Nov 3 0
  • Cohesity / Product osksj
    I think you need H1B to transfer. Now that you applied for GC, you cannot renew your F1/OPT extension since F1 is nonimmigrant intent. Your lawyer should have warned you about this. Wait until you change to H1B
    Nov 3 0
  • Google oebgrjsns
    Idiot
    Nov 3 2
    • Amazon real_bezos
      ^ This. Shouldn’t have gone for it on F-1.
      Nov 3
    • Amazon freeChip
      OP
      Didn’t ask for your name mate.
      Nov 3
  • New / Manufacturing Medtronic
    This is called dragging an arrow from the air and into your ass. You just gave USCIS a sweet reason to reject your F1 and deport you the next time you travel inside the US. Because thanks to the desi boys from WITCHES you wont get your I485 for atleast 50 years from 2019. And now since USCIS know your intent they wont approve your F1 anymore.
    Nov 4 0
  • Amazon real_bezos
    OP I am in the same shoes. I am working on F-1 OPT. I know Amazon applies for GC and you get approved I-140. But the problem with that is, you will not get F-1 renewal now.

    My reason for not applying yet, is that if I don’t get H-1B, then I can go back to PhD and renew my F-1 visa. But that option is closed for you. Should have posted on blind before for suggestions.

    If not getting F-1 in future is not a problem, then you can transfer to other companies without a problem and retain your priority date. Although many other companies will only start your I-140 and Perm after you get H-1B.
    Nov 3 2
    • Amazon freeChip
      OP
      Thanks, As I mentioned I already have stem opt extension. If I do not get H1B this year I would happily go back to India. I am not considering to extend my F1 status any further through another academic course.
      Nov 3
    • Amazon real_bezos
      You still would not want to kill the option for getting F-1 visa. Since GC would take time anyway, you should have waited. Plus your spouse can’t work if you are on F-1 and have approved I-140 but no I-485.
      Nov 3
  • Cohesity / Product osksj
    As you are Indian, you will need to wait years to file I-485. Since I-485 has not been filed, how will your spouse get work authorization? Also, if you don't get H1B next year, you won't be able to extend F1 again.
    Nov 3 1
    • Amazon capi
      This.

      In theory i140 is filed by the company so he could deny that he intends to apply for i485 and doesn't want to accept the i140 job, but it's pretty shakey ground to be on in the current climate.
      Nov 3
  • Amazon freeChip
    OP
    My F-1 stem extension is already approved. This April I will file H1B petition. Is it that without an approved H1B I can not file I-485? My intent from GC process is not US citizenship but work authorization for my spouse.
    Nov 3 1
    • Amazon real_bezos
      It doesn’t matter what your intent is to USCIS. You can’t file for I-485 until you PD is current. You basically won’t get F-1 anymore.
      Nov 3
  • Netgear lostping
    F1 or h1b? Not sure how you got i140 approved with just f1 visa as it not dual intent visa.
    Nov 3 1
    • Amazon freeChip
      OP
      Green card process has nothing to do with H1B or F1. I am on F1
      Nov 3
  • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
    I-485 for Indians will be filed when you are re-born and then 50 years old in your next life. So good luck with even thinking to file I-485
    Nov 3 0
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    How did Amazon file GC without H-1B. I know it's possible.. but how did it do for Indian citizen. Are you for real or close relative of Bezos?
    Nov 3 0
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    Does it mean that Amazon files GC for everyone on F1 or depends on manager? Why did you take this route
    Nov 3 1
    • Amazon real_bezos
      They file for GC for everyone. Problem is if you don’t get H-1B and want to extend F-1 for PhD or other programs. Having approved I-140 on F-1 won’t let you get F-1 approval in future.
      Nov 3
  • SAP / Eng
    yaman

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    yamanmore
    How long did it take to get i140 ?
    Nov 3 1
    • Amazon freeChip
      OP
      One and half year
      Nov 3
  • Apple WOZ19
    Move to Canada. Ask your HR for a transfer.
    Nov 4 0
  • Oracle _foobar
    Really bad decision to file for I140 before getting H1 op.
    Nov 4 0
  • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
    Also, are Fragomen these useless! Fragomen should have warned you before filing!
    Nov 3 0

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