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04-05-2006, 08:48 PM
The company I'm working in PA recently got acquired by a company in NJ. The old company name is dissolved, however the tax identification number is retained with a new name. They havenít closed the office in PA however they moved all their operations from PA to NJ office. My pay-stub and all other legal documents have the NJ office address. The company filed for my labor few years before from PA. Is that labor still valid? Will I have to file a new labor from NJ? Any feed back is highly appreciated
04-05-2006, 10:19 PM
As far as i know, the LC is tied to the location of the company .. so ordinarily you will have to file a new LC. I am not sure if there are any exceptions to this rule though .. better to consult an immigration expert.
04-08-2006, 11:45 AM
If tax ID retained then probably okay, but may require legal proofs to be provided. The tax ID I understood to be the core ID. Labor may be invalidated if the location of YOUR job has changed.
04-08-2006, 01:01 PM
This is a fairly common situation faced by many companies. Talk to your new company lawyer and manager that they want to continue your GC processing. From there on it's just more paper trail. PLease do confirm this with your co. lawyer, coz in some situations it can get more invloved.
04-08-2006, 01:31 PM
on this note, here is my question eating my sleep.
company was acquired by the current company. Dint know about this acquistion and filed my LC in the old company name. The acqusition took place about 2 weeks before my filing date,unaware of these happenings I filed in the old company name.
Anyway, got thr 45 letter in Jan and the new employer replied to continue with the process after convincing him how crucial this GC maze has become.
Now the dumb attny dint reply with TAXID in the 45 day letter, except the new employer has signed the 45 day letter and attached a county letter saying that the old company has become new company etc.
really worried if this will trigger a Query kind stuff after all this damn wait..??
can anyone comment if was in such a situation..
04-08-2006, 01:59 PM
As far as I know, tax ID is not relevant. As long as your new company still maintains your office location and your job at that location, you will be fine. Your LC app was based on your current job market in your area. Assuming all of the above are the same, your LC application is Successor-in-Interest scenario. Good luck!
04-08-2006, 02:04 PM
everything remains the same, excepting the new employer is more than a blood sucking leech and this is a EB3 Dec 2002 Labor (india..) how much more torture in life is depressing.
have another question, when the labor comes thru, and after the 140 is approved, is there any way to come out from that employer other than waiting for filing 485 + 6months on EAD. Very desperate to leave this employer, but have to stick on.
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