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"Joe and Samuil,

I wanted to say thank you so much for all your help over the years!!! I really appreciate it!

I just have a quick question regarding my current employment – is it safe to change the title from senior accountant to manager now?

I am assuming that once received, I will just need to present the green card to my employer as the new work authorization. Please let me know if there is anything else I should do regarding my current employment.

Again, thank you so much for both of your help and time over the years!!



Attorney Jian Joe Zhou Comments: Client received a green card based on an employer sponsored PERM case.  The offered occupation in PERM and I-140 is a Senior Accountant.  Client asked whether he could change the job title from senior accountant to manager as the company would like to promote him.  For a PERM based green card case, the beneficiary alien is required to take the offered occupation in PERM application when the green card is approved, and is required to work at the occupation for a reasonable period of time to fulfill the good faith permanent job offer claimed in the PERM and I-140.  Therefore, at the time of green card approval, the alien worker should start working (or continue  to work)  at the occupation offered in the PERM application.  Change of the job title for business reason,  if the duties are essentially not changed and kept the same as PERM occupation, is fine so long the employer carefully document the duties for the job under the new title.  The nature of the occupation counts, not the title alone.  But  in practice, if possible, I always advise clients maintain the same job title as PERM occupation for a reasonable period of time after green card is approved.