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Hello everyone. I just got my adjustment of status about 2 months ago :D .... and it came just in time as my company seems to be on the verge of issuing furloughs for the entire staff. Instead of working 5 days, some will work only 4 days and others 3 days.

I have offers to work for other companies with better benefits and higher pay.

The problem is I got my PR card / adjustment of status via my employer who sponsored me.

So my question is :

Can I resign and leave my company who sponsored me and work for another company to better my way of life? I heard that I can only leave IF I WILL DO THE SAME LINE OF WORK as my sponsoring company but the new job offer is not the same line of work.

My employers have no problem with me resigning and understand the situation that they cannot offer their employees more than what they can at this point. I can leave with their blessings which is good.

Will this cause problems for me if I resign and work for another company especially when I file for citizenship after 4 years?

Please help :)

Thank you.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Hmmmm interesting


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
Timeline

As far as I know, no matter how you obtain it - a Green Card authorizes you to live and work anywhere in US. It's common sense that you will not be stuck with the same company for life just because they sponsored you for your Green Card. Maybe some other VJ users would shed more light on this issue.


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Thinking there is some kind of commitment/agreement to work for that sponsor for a certain time.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
Timeline

Thinking there is some kind of commitment/agreement to work for that sponsor for a certain time.

That's what I thought too but I couldn't find anything on web in that regards. :unsure:


My N-400 Journey

06-02-2017 - N-400 package mailed to Dallas Lockbox

06-06-2017 - Credit card charged; received text and email confirming that application was received and NOA is on its way

06-10-2017 - Received NOA letter from NBC dated 06-05-2017

06-16-2017 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 06-28-2017

01-19-2018 - Interview Letter sent

02-27-18 - Interview and Oath Ceremony. Finally US CITIZEN! 

My ROC Journey

03-08-2012 - I-751 package mailed to VSC

03-10-2012 - I-751 package delivered

03-14-2012 - Check cashed

03-15-2012 - NOA received, dated 03-12-2012

04-27-2012 - Biometrics appointment

11-23-2012 - ROC approved

11-28-2012 - Approval letter received

12-06-2012 - 10 years Green Card received

My AOS Journey

04-17-09 I-130&I-485&I-765 received by USCIS

04-19-10 AOS Approved

04-29-10 Green Card received

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Hello everyone. I just got my adjustment of status about 2 months ago :D .... and it came just in time as my company seems to be on the verge of issuing furloughs for the entire staff. Instead of working 5 days, some will work only 4 days and others 3 days.

I have offers to work for other companies with better benefits and higher pay.

The problem is I got my PR card / adjustment of status via my employer who sponsored me.

So my question is :

Can I resign and leave my company who sponsored me and work for another company to better my way of life? I heard that I can only leave IF I WILL DO THE SAME LINE OF WORK as my sponsoring company but the new job offer is not the same line of work.

My employers have no problem with me resigning and understand the situation that they cannot offer their employees more than what they can at this point. I can leave with their blessings which is good.

Will this cause problems for me if I resign and work for another company especially when I file for citizenship after 4 years?

Please help :)

Thank you.

You are free to leave your company. This is why some companies dont help with the green card because on the H1B you are trapped with the same company and if you lose your job you have to stay in the same type of employment.

Not the case for you now.


03/09/2011 AOS Application Sent.
03/11/2011 (Day 0) Application Received
03/16/2011 (Day 7) NOA 1 (Text Email)+ (Checks Cashed)
03/19/2011 (Day 10) Hard Copy of NOA 1
03/28/2011 (Day 19) Biometrics letter 4/8/2011
04/08/2011 (Day 30) Successful Biometrics for I-765/I-485
05/13/2011 (Day 65) EAD received in the mail
05/14/2011 (Day 66) Email confirming EAD approved (Case updated online TOUCH)
05/20/2011 (Day 72) SSN In the Mail.

09/08/2011 (Day 200 ) Email notification of Interview.
10/11/2011 Interview at 26 Federal Plaza, NY!
Interviewed and Am expecting RFEs!
10/13/2011 (Day ***) Received RFE-- Requesting that I provide documentation to prove I was never married in Uk or Illin
02/11/2012 (Day ***) Service request..Told its being reviewed by supervisor

24th March 2012!!!!!!!!!!! Email notifiying me of CARD IN PRODUCTION
03/26/2012 (Day 376) Emails confirming that my I-130 and I-485 have been approved.

4/2/2012 Green Card In Hand!

Unbelievable that my journey took this long but Im thankful

Next Stop Premed...Yup!

3/24/2014 Application for conditions to be removed

9/22/2014 APPROVED without interview.

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Thank you everyone for responding ... I was getting different answers from other people and just didnt know if I could move on from here.

Congratulations to all who have received their PRC / adjustment of status approval and those who have become USCs already

Wishing speedy results for the others who are still waiting. Before you know it ... what you have been waiting for is already in the mail.

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