New Providence, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: Need new I140 every time I change jobs?

Thanks for your time on this question. I have been in the States for 8+ years on H1B. Two of my past US employers got my I140 approved in 2013 and 2016 respectively. I am Indian and it will take ages for my priority date to go current. I will be changing jobs a few times in the next several years. Does every new employer I join need to file a new I140 when I change jobs in the future?

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Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Leandro, CA

A: Short answer is yes. The i-140 is based upon the employer petitioning on your behalf. You are the beneficiary of the visa petition. In your query you state "it will take years for my priority date to go current." I am assuming that your preference is something less than first, as a first preference visa filed in 2016 would be current and any fourth preference visa is also current.

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