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This week, the Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions relating to physicians.      



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Physician on J1 waiver H1B recently applied for 1-140 and is still pending approval.


1. Can i change my job after the 3 year J1 waiver completion?

2. If i do change my job to Company B will they have to start the green card process from start.. or can they use my previous i-140?

3. Do you anticipate any advantages from new rules for physician from "Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting Highly-Skilled H-B Alien Workers,"


Thank you.

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1. Yes.

2. Yes, they will have to start all over again, but they can retain the priority date from the old I-140. An exception may exist if the old I-140 was a self petition physician or non-physician National Interest Waiver petition.

3. There are always some beneficial physician related legal provisions in the works at various stages on Capitol Hill, but to discuss them here would be to engage in speculation and rumor. If any of them were to become law, then yes, there could be many advantages for physicians.

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