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H1-B transfer to new employer with I-140 Receipt Number

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Here is my situation

I have I-140 approved and I have my A-Number as well as I-140 receipt number. Though my employer is not ready to share I-797 Approval Notice for I-140. They say that it is against company policy to share this information.

Now my question here is that

1. If I want to port my Priority Date to new employer, what all documents would be sufficient for porting? Would A-Number and I-140 Receipt number be sufficient? I do not have any documentary proof of the same.

2. As I am closing towards 6 years of H1-B validity, would I get new H1-B after transfer valid till end of 6 years or would it be for another 3 years based on approved I-140 ?

3. My I-140 has been approved last week. Do I have to meet I-140 validity criteria of 180 day before transferring H1-B, so I could port my Priority Date based on approved I-140?

I do not have I-797 approval notice for approved I-140. So I need to know my options here. Any help would be appreciated.

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140 number should be sufficient. If it was only approved last week and if you are already closing to end of sixth year, I would think that having the H1b extended first before jumping ship could be a better option. This is because if you switch, you still need to get your PERM and 140 re-done before you can extend. if you are on sixth year, lead time to PERM and PERM process itself can push you to the edge.

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Thanks YankeeDoodle, this was helpful. Based on what I understand is receipt number should be sufficient.

Can you answer if there is any 180 days criteria for I-140 portability. Also what documents do you need to port I-140 to new employer?

Thanks

140 number should be sufficient. If it was only approved last week and if you are already closing to end of sixth year, I would think that having the H1b extended first before jumping ship could be a better option. This is because if you switch, you still need to get your PERM and 140 re-done before you can extend. if you are on sixth year, lead time to PERM and PERM process itself can push you to the edge.

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