On L1A Visa, I140 Approved. What are the Pros & Cons for switching job

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I am on L1 Visa which will expire at the end of 2019.  My I 140 is approved and I 485 filing date is December.

I should be getting my EAD by June, after which I want to change the job.

I understand after etting the EAD and once 6 month from reciept date for I485, i can change the Job.


1. Can i switch job, and transfer L1 to a new company, as I understand it may not be possible (as L1 is intracompany transfer) but just wanted to check anyway.

2. The reason for it is AP, as I understand if AP is processing then I can not leave the country, and if I have an emergency and had to leave US for few days, and i won't be able to come back as my AP process will be canceled and i will no more have the L1 visa status when i change the job?

Please advice the best way for an L1A to change the job, without the uncertainty it brings with travel.

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