Approval of I-140

My I-140 has been approved. My company is working on the getting the green card done. My question is can I quit my job with my current company and get a job in a new state and a new company? Does this affect the status of the green card application. Any idea of how long will it take after this step.

Printer-friendly versionPDF version
ANSWER: 

CHANGING EMPLOYER WITHOUT I-140 APPLICATION
If a person changes employers without ever applying for I-140, they can carry NOTHING forward to the next employer. They have to start their labor certification all over again with the new employer.

WHAT IF I-140 IS DENIED
The PD cannot be transferred

CHANGING EMPLOYER AFTER I-140 APPROVAL

If a person has received an I-140 approval through an employer, the priority date then belongs to him or her, unless the I-140 is revoked for reasons of fraud. The old employer can withdraw I-140, but the applicant will still be able to retain the Priority Date.  Please review the latest information on this topic:  Priority Date Can Be Carried Forward Even if Old I-140 is Revoked (Unless Fraud or Misrepresentation) –July 7, 2012

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

Add new comment