Can I Change Job After I-140 Approval?
The short answer is: yes, you can change job after I-140 approval and it is possible to preserve your pending I-485 application.
When a foreign national has an approved I-140, they can change to a new job so long as they can demonstrate that they have not abandoned the original job and that the new job is in the same or similar occupational classification as the job from the approved I-140.
In order to change jobs, you must provide the following:
- New job offer letter
- Evidence of work history in the new job
- Proof of education, licenses and/or experience which demonstrate the job requirements for the new job are the same or similar to those for the position of the I-140
Preserving Your Pending I-485
In order to preserve your pending I-485 application, you must submit an “I-485 Supplement J” with your new job offer letter. This supplement to the I-485 application advises the USCIS of the recent job change. With this supplement J, the USCIS will review the new job offer to make sure it is in the same or similar occupational classification as the job from the approved I-140, and no additional evidence beyond the job offer letter is required.
Once the Supplement J is approved by USCIS, the applicant can continue working at the new job and complete the I-485 process.