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SunJune

Moving to different location after NIW approval

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Hi,

I got EB2-NIW approved way back in June 2018. I applied on my behalf, not my employer.

I am contemplating to move to a different state/location, while remaining with the same employer and in the same field. My question is, is it possible for me to move to different part of the country without affecting my NIW approval?

I asked the same question to our company's immigration lawyer and they said that they cant advise on location change as their office hasn't filed NIW for me. They however stated that moving within the same state would not be a problem.

I may be wrong, however doesn't NIW gives the petitioner the flexibility to move anywhere within USA, as long as they are working in the same field that their NIW is approved for?

Thanks

 

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Thanks for the quick response. 

I have a quick follow up question, currently my H1-B extension application is in progress. Will moving to a different state during this time period, will affect my extension application, or should I wait till my extension gets approved?

Thanks

 

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H1 is completely different from an I-140. If you move you nerd to have a new LCA and an H1 amendment.

 

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