Green card processing with approved i140 from previous employer


My H1B was transferred to a new employer and I have an approved i-140 from my previous employer.

My new employer states, we can wait until the priority dates becomes current based on my i-140 and then port the i140 to the current employer and file for i-485.

Please let me know if you see any issues in this versus filing a new i-140 , retaining the priority date from previous i-140.

Am little skeptical with holding old i140 and relying on it for extention, Please advice.


Hi @purvitha

There is no issue in doing what your employer is suggesting you.
You can wait to file a new i140 until your priority date is current.

The existing old employer i140 can be used to file extensions or transfers for as long as you want.