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I am working on H1B visa (4th year). My employer submitted…

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I am working on H1B visa (4th year). My employer submitted the PERM application and it is pending. Due to multiple reasons I am considering quitting my job and look for another job.
my Questions are:
1. If I quit while the PERM is pending, can that harm my abilities to get H1B or Green Card from a different employer? ( I am aware of that that I will need t start the process from the beginning). One attorney told me that it may be a problem from the immigration authorities view.
2. If I will be fired- will that cause any harm to future attempts of getting H1B visa or a Green Card with a different employer?Thank you!
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1) No, it is as you state, you just have to start over with a new employer if the old employer decides not to go forward.

2) No, not really. This is common. But to do it safely, have a new employer file the H-1B transfer for you, you can pay to upgrade to Premium Processing, and only leave your current employer when the transfer is approved.

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I would be interested in a telephone discussion. What will be the fee and how is it done?

I believe it would be a $59 upgrade but right now, it is not letting me send that offer to you. You might get it automatically.

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Could you call after 5 pm east time or is that too late?
That should be fine.
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Sorry I did not see any call. Tomorrow 2-4? Or after 5

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