13 Oct H-1B Change of Employer and AC-21 Portability
H-1B change of employer petition approved for Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs position for major pharmaceutical company. Three year H-1B extension granted pursuant to 21st Century DOJ Appropriations Act for Chinese National with approved EB-2 I-140 Petition from prior employer and pending I-485 Adjustment of Status Application that is unadjudicated due to visa backlogs. H-1B extension granted following last admission to the U.S. as a parolee using an advance parole travel document. Current employer has provided employee with AC-21 portability letter to enable employee to continue processing I-485 application which has been pending more than 6 months as the position with the current employer is in the “same or similar” occupational classification as the original position for which his Application for Permanent Employment Certification was initially made.