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paulinasmith
08-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Hi All,

What is the priority date?There is an employer who filled PERM for me in October 2008 and the PERM was approved.I-140 was not filled.

The employer laid me off due to bad economy. Can I still claim October 2008 as my priority date?

Thanks,

pkrg21
08-11-2010, 08:11 PM
hi all,

what is the priority date?there is an employer who filled perm for me in october 2008 and the perm was approved.i-140 was not filled.

The employer laid me off due to bad economy. Can i still claim october 2008 as my priority date?

Thanks,

Nope. You need to have an approved I-140.

hiaray
09-30-2010, 01:43 PM
Hi pkrg21,

So before I-485 becomes current, as long as I-140 gets approved, then we are okay to lose current job, either laid off or change job? I think I-140 approval doesn't take long, right? It's just I-485 takes forever?

I'm quite new to this process. My employer just filed Labor Certificate last week. I'm also a little worried if my employer goes bankruptcy some day.

Thanks,
~ray

paulinasmith
10-09-2010, 06:32 PM
Hi pkrg21,

So before I-485 becomes current, as long as I-140 gets approved, then we are okay to lose current job, either laid off or change job? I think I-140 approval doesn't take long, right? It's just I-485 takes forever?

I'm quite new to this process. My employer just filed Labor Certificate last week. I'm also a little worried if my employer goes bankruptcy some day.

Thanks,
~ray

No the process must be completely restarted if you loose your job after I-140 approval.The only thing you get is the priority date.If your I-485 is already applied and it is pending for 180 days then there is no issue and you are safe.