I was laid off around Feb 15th. How long can I stay in the US legally? (I have read 60 days based on the latest rule instituted on Jan 17th.) What are my options to stay in legal status if I cannot find a job soon? Now with premium processing suspended, can I go on F-1 visa and then come back to H-1B when I do get a job? Does AC-21 apply for F1 to H1 changes or is it only for H1B extensions?
It is good to know rules, but better approach would be to let an attorney apply them for you. You have 60 days to seek employment. AC-21 does not apply to COS.
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You should work with an attorney ... it is difficult to go from H to F to H.
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