confused_raj Posted August 13, 2014 Report Share Posted August 13, 2014 Here is my situation. My PERM was filed in May 2014, I am in 5th year of my H1B (ends September 2015). I expect the PERM to be completed by September/October 2014 and I140 approved by October/November 2014 (using premium processing). I am trying to decide on best course of action and here are the questions: 1. Can I get my H1B extended for 3 years (after I receive approved I-140) ? If so, will that 3 year period start after the current term ends (September 2015) or will I lose the remaining period from the initial term. Also, how long will the process take if I use premium processing? 2. If I change my employer after receiving 3 year H1B extension and my current employer cancels the I-140, will the 3 year extension still remain valid or will the original term (ending September 2015) will be the end of H1B visa period (assuming the new employer has not started a fresh process)? 3. If I change employer before receiving approved I-140, does the I-140 application automatically becomes invalid (because I am no longer with the company) or can I use that I-140 (when approved) to get an H1B extension, while working with a different employer (assuming that the previous employer has not canceled the I-140 and the new employer has not started the process again)? Thanks a lot for your help. Link to comment
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