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My friend working in US for about 5 years applied for Green Card for him and his spouse thru Company "A";
He changed his job about 2 months back to Company "B" and got his visa changed to Company "B";

He got Green Card allotment information ( applied thru Company "A" ), but he is now with Company "B".

What should he do now?

Answer
Company B should start the green card process from the beginning through the filing of a PERM application: www.h1b1.com/laborcert.htm

However, your friend will be able to port the priority date on approved I-140 petition through Co. A to Co. B. Thus, after PERM certification, when Co. B files its I-140 petition, the I-140 approval will have the earlier priority date even if Co. A has revoked its I-140 petition.

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Ajay K. Arora

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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