What Happened If I lose My Job While On An H1-B Visa?
If you lose your job while on an H1B visa,
your status in the US will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation.
In general, if you are terminated or laid off by your H1B employer,
you will no longer be authorized to work in the US. However,
you may be able to find a new employer who is willing to sponsor you for a new H1B visa.
If you are able to find a new H1B sponsor, the new employer must file a new H1B petition
with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on your behalf.
If you are unable to find a new employer to sponsor you for a new H1B visa,
you may be required to leave the US.
It is important to note that you may have a grace period of up to 60 days from
the date of your termination to find a new employer or make arrangements to leave the US.
If you have dependents on H4 visas, losing your job will also affect their status.
They will no longer be authorized to stay in the US on H4 visas
and may be required to leave the US with you or find another way to remain in the US legally.
If you are in this situation, it is important to work with an immigration attorney who can help you understand
your options and guide you through the process of finding a new employer or leaving the US.
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