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I140 approval or H1B for changing jobs- ?

I140 approval or H1B for changing jobs- ?

Old Aug 20th 2003, 2:17 am
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Maingray
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Default I140 approval or H1B for changing jobs- ?

Hi all

My wife just received her I140 approval for a EB-1 (Aliens with
extraordinary ability) Green Card and we are now waiting for an
interview with consulate in UK. We are curently on an H1-B which
expires in October but we have a H1-B visa extension just been filed.
We have both been working in the US for almost 5 years.

My question: I need to change jobs within the current Institution;
what is the best way to proceed? Do it via the H1-B or does the Green
Card approval take precedence?

Thanks for any information

rob
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
UNC Chapel Hill
http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/

 
Old Aug 21st 2003, 7:39 am
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Sylvia Ottemoeller
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"maingray" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My wife just received her I140 approval for a EB-1 (Aliens with
    > extraordinary ability) Green Card and we are now waiting for an
    > interview with consulate in UK. We are curently on an H1-B which
    > expires in October but we have a H1-B visa extension just been filed.
    > We have both been working in the US for almost 5 years.
    > My question: I need to change jobs within the current Institution;
    > what is the best way to proceed? Do it via the H1-B or does the Green
    > Card approval take precedence?

If the new position does not involve a "material change" from the old
position, you can continue to work for the employer in the new position
without an H-1B amendment. If there is a material change, the employer must
file an H-1B amended petition before you can change jobs. Or, if the new
job can wait, you can simply wait until you and your wife become permanent
residents, and then you can work for whomever you please in whatever job
position.

These decisions are up to your employer. Get in touch with the
international office that processed the H-1B.
 

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