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Hi,

I was wondering when can a person change jobs after filling I 485. What is the procedure? And are there any specific requirements that new job should meet (same title as the old job etc.).

Thank you.

Regards,
Riya

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Hi,

I am assuming that your I-485 (adjustment of status application) filing was based on I-140 (petition for immigrant worker) approval.

Your I-485 can be approved if you change employers only if the new job is in the same or similar occupation. It is recommended that the new employer notify the USCIS via mail stating its intention to employ you on a permanent full-time basis. This is known as an "AC21" letter. The following link may be helpful: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a

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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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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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