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Can I switch my employment? Already have appointment date!

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As the title of this post says I am looking into switching my employment from a 9-5 job to spending more time on my startup. My wife's appointment date is now 30days away. I had made a post similar to this in past asking what would happen if I was to switch my employment but at that time the status of my AOS was not yet complete, so I decided to stick it out until the process was finished.

Now that we have the appointment date in hand and everything is completed and reviewed, would it matter if I was to switch jobs?

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12/05/2013 - Married!

12/30/2013 - Day 1 - Mailed I-130 Packet via UPS Next Day Air.

12/31/2013 - Day 2 - Delivery Confirmation at USCIS Chicago Lockbox.

01/04/2014 - Day 6 - Check deposited by USCIS.

01/06/2014 - Day 8 - NOA1 Received via Text Message.

01/13/2014 - Day 15 - NOA1 Hard Copy arrived in Mail (PD: 12/31/2013).

05/24/2014 - Day 146 - NOA2 Hard Copy arrived in Mail.

06/07/2014 - Day 160 - NVC Receives the Case File (I dont really know the exact date, it's a Guess!)

06/20/2014 - Day 173 - NVC Case Number Assigned

07/09/2014 - Day 192 - AOS Invoice Received

07/23/2014 - Day 206 - AOS Bill Paid (Payment Portal shows paid on 7/24/2014)

08/01/2014 - Day 215 - DS-261 Submitted

08/04/2014 - Day 218 - AOS Package Mailed

08/08/2014 - Day 222 - AOS Package Delivered

09/11/2014 - Day 256 - IV Application Fees Invoiced

09/11/2014 - Day 256 - IV Application Fees Paid (Payment Portal shows paid on 9/12/2014)

09/15/2014 - Day 260 - IV DS-260 Form Submitted

09/15/2014 - Day 260 - IV Application Documents Mailed

09/19/2014 - Day 264 - IV Application Documents Delivered

10/19/2014 - Day 294 - Received a Checklist from NVC/Checklist fixed up and documents sent back!

10/23/2014 - Day 298 - Checklist Delivered and Scanned at NVC

10/26/2014 - Day 300 - Mailed Wife's PCC to NVC

11/07/2014 - Day 313 - PCC Delivered and Scanned at NVC

11/29/2014 - Day 335 - Sent a request to expedite the file at NVC

12/10/2014 - Day 346 - Request for expedite Denied

12/30/2014 - Day 366 - Case Complete (AOS changed to N/A and later confirmed via Phone)

12/30/2014 - Day 366 - Case Completed and Interview Date Scheduled

02/10/2015 - Day 408 - Interview Day - VISA APPROVED!!! :dance:

02/25/2015 - Day 423 - Landed in US!!!! :wub:

Thank You Visa Journey for all the help and support! :)

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Yes you can switch jobs; however, your wife must bring a new I-864 reflecting this change to the interview.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Agree there is no obligation to retain the same employment throughout the process.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just to note your AOS process is not complete until the visa is approved. Ecen then if you move you should notify the USCIS.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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I guess I will just stick it out with my current employment. Thanks, everyone. :)


12/05/2013 - Married!

12/30/2013 - Day 1 - Mailed I-130 Packet via UPS Next Day Air.

12/31/2013 - Day 2 - Delivery Confirmation at USCIS Chicago Lockbox.

01/04/2014 - Day 6 - Check deposited by USCIS.

01/06/2014 - Day 8 - NOA1 Received via Text Message.

01/13/2014 - Day 15 - NOA1 Hard Copy arrived in Mail (PD: 12/31/2013).

05/24/2014 - Day 146 - NOA2 Hard Copy arrived in Mail.

06/07/2014 - Day 160 - NVC Receives the Case File (I dont really know the exact date, it's a Guess!)

06/20/2014 - Day 173 - NVC Case Number Assigned

07/09/2014 - Day 192 - AOS Invoice Received

07/23/2014 - Day 206 - AOS Bill Paid (Payment Portal shows paid on 7/24/2014)

08/01/2014 - Day 215 - DS-261 Submitted

08/04/2014 - Day 218 - AOS Package Mailed

08/08/2014 - Day 222 - AOS Package Delivered

09/11/2014 - Day 256 - IV Application Fees Invoiced

09/11/2014 - Day 256 - IV Application Fees Paid (Payment Portal shows paid on 9/12/2014)

09/15/2014 - Day 260 - IV DS-260 Form Submitted

09/15/2014 - Day 260 - IV Application Documents Mailed

09/19/2014 - Day 264 - IV Application Documents Delivered

10/19/2014 - Day 294 - Received a Checklist from NVC/Checklist fixed up and documents sent back!

10/23/2014 - Day 298 - Checklist Delivered and Scanned at NVC

10/26/2014 - Day 300 - Mailed Wife's PCC to NVC

11/07/2014 - Day 313 - PCC Delivered and Scanned at NVC

11/29/2014 - Day 335 - Sent a request to expedite the file at NVC

12/10/2014 - Day 346 - Request for expedite Denied

12/30/2014 - Day 366 - Case Complete (AOS changed to N/A and later confirmed via Phone)

12/30/2014 - Day 366 - Case Completed and Interview Date Scheduled

02/10/2015 - Day 408 - Interview Day - VISA APPROVED!!! :dance:

02/25/2015 - Day 423 - Landed in US!!!! :wub:

Thank You Visa Journey for all the help and support! :)

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