Change of academic positions, EB2 question with limited H1b time


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I work as a faculty for a university, have approved EB2, I-140 and a PD not going to be current anytime soon. I have job offer from another university, they will sponsor H1b transfer, and work with me in getting I-140 (I pay expenses for GC). I would have started the 5th year of my H1b if/when I officially start to work with this new university in October of 2016. 


My question is whether I still have time to apply for (and hopefully receive) a new Labor and I-140 (will opt for premium processing) before it becomes June of 2018, if I start the process by March of 2017? Thanks

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Thanks for the reply.


1) I am currently on H1b extension through my current employer through June 2018.  If the current employer revokes my I-140 when/if I leave them, I wouldn't get this 3 year H1b extension beyond what I currently have, correct?


2) Assuming current employer revokes I-140 when I leave them, and new employer starts my GC process of applying for a DOL in March of 2017, will I have enough time to get a new approved I-140 (premium processing) by June 2018?

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1) no, you will get 3yr from the day new employer will file for H1b. Best way of doing it is

a) find a employer

b) Share your 140 details, and ask to file H1b transfer case in premium.

c) Once you have new H1b, leave current employer.

This way, before employer A revokes your I140, you will already have new H1b.

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Thanks Rohang. 


As far as you know, would previous employers (particularly, universities) cancel I-140 if an employee leaves? How truthful is this news that I hear?


Second, my 6th year is from 2015 through 2018, but say my new employer gets it up to 2019 (3 years from 2016) on the basis of approved I-140. Even if my old employer withdraws my I-140, I still get to have H1b up to 2019? 

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