What do I need to do to lawfully leave the country after resigning a job with h1b visa

Asked over 2 years ago - Philadelphia, PA

My last day of work is April 13th.
I have one - way airplane tickets for that same day.

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  1. Stuart Jonas Reich

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    Answered . Leaving in itself is sufficient - be sure to hold on to boarding passes, e-mailed itineraries etc. as proof of departure in case you are questioned on some later attempt to reenter the U.S.

    The important thing - if you are departing - is that you are doing so before 180 days or more elapse from the expiration of your I-94 (not a problem for you, as your I-94 would not yet have expired when you leave).

  2. Daniel Warren Thomann

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    Answered . I agree, I would only add that when your I-94 is surrendered, the CBP will record your departure. I'm attaching a link from the CBP for persons who forgot to surrender their I-94 - it provides some information that is relevant to your question. Good luck!

    Please note that he information above is general in nature and is not intended to create an attorney-client... more
  3. Jason Todd Lorenzon

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    Answered . Nothing, except that you are out of status and you are starting to accrue unlawful presence. If you are in the US after 180 days, you will be subject to a 3 year bar after 1 year the 10 year bar. Consult with an immigration attorney. Good luck.

    Mr. Lorenzon's answer to your question does not establish an attorney client relationship, but rather is meant to... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Timely leave the country being sure to surrender the I-94 on the way home.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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