Fort Wayne, IN asked in Immigration Law for Indiana

Q: What is the impact of the sponsor changing employers during adjustment of status for K1 visa?

My fiance (now wife) came to the US on a K1 visa, we got married, and submitted our I-485 and associated forms (I-944, I-131, I-765, and I-865). We received a notice of action (I-797C) in the mail that our packet was received.

Due to COVID, things seem uncertain at my current employer. I would like to look for a new job but I'm concerned that if I change jobs it will make our I-944, I-865, and I-485 (by association) invalid.

What would be the impact to our adjustment of status process if I switched employers? My wife does not work so I am the financial provider of the household. If I switch to a new job with roughly the same or higher income will there be any issues?

I am a US citizen.

Thanks in advance.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Mario Musil
Mario Musil
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Clackamas, OR

A: As long as your new salary meets the requirements, the change in employment will not affect your eligibility. The employer name and address is often updated during the interview.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: I agree with the first answer. Your forms will not be invalid due to changes in employment. Moreover, your history of income over the past 3 years will be evaluated through your tax returns , any new changes can be updated during the interview.

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