Q: Is it okay to change jobs while I file for I-90?
I have been approved for GC but never received it in the mail. I was in between addresses when they sent me the card and USPS was unable to deliver the card to me. I have updated my address and I have started several service requests which all ended in USCIS saying they will be resending my card back to me as a courtesy but 8 months have passed with no card on sight. Several phone calls to the call center at USCIS didn't help either. They have said to wait and try again. So I have decided to file an I-90 and get my passport stamped for travel.
Issue is, I'm in the process of interviewing with another company which will most likely end up in a job offer very soon. Since I was approved for green card although I don't have it physically, can I switch jobs now? Would that be a problem when I go for biometrics / interview or whatever's required during the I-90 and stamp processing?
A: If you application for permanent residence has been approved, you are legal to work but will not have anything to prove this to a potential employer. If the permanent residency was gained through adjustment of status, you should have received temporary employment authorization that would allow you to work.
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