i am working for a US company on H1, but the company plans to shut down. i am worried if they do, how long will i have to find a new job or for how long i can stay in US on my H1 to find a new job? is my employer suppose to give me a notice ahead of time if they are shutting down or letting me go? can they really just tell one day to go back without any notice!
There is no grace period stated in the regulations to look for a job.
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Once the job is terminated the h1b status terminated. You can look into a COS of status while you are in status but that has other ramifications involved. I would talk to a qualified immigration attorney to assess your options.
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You have no grace period. The status dies with the employment opportunity unless another employer petitions before it ends. Sometimes, USCIS would look the other way in a situation of a short - a few days gap in status.
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Unfortunately, your H-1B status will end at the time that your H-1B employment ends by your dismissal, etc. You will not be granted a grace period to seek another job and another status. If you are still employed in the H-1B job position , you need to act at this time to avoid losing your lawful status.
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