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My H1B has been revoked due to a layoff. What should I do next?
I have been laid off late October this year by my previous employer without any notice. Since then, I have been actively looking for jobs and networking. Yesterday, I found out my H1B has been revoked by USCIS in the system. Can someone advise me what should I do next? Thanks
You are technically out of status the day your last paycheck was issued. Question is, is your I-94 still valid? If it is not, your stay is illegal - which is worse than being out of status and you should leave as soon as possible.
However, if you are simply out of status - do you think you can get a job offer within next 1 month?
To my knowledge(please double check with an immigration lawyer) USCIS have approved extension for upto 90 days of being out of status. However it depends on case to case basis. In some cases, they may ask you to go to your home country and get your visa stamped from consulate.
I was once in a similar situation and this was my approximate timeline after the last day of my job.
Phone interview - 1 week
On - site interview - 1 week
Accepting offer - 1 week
H1B filed (with premium processing) - 2 weeks
H1B approved - 2 weeks
I was out of status for ~7 weeks.
Fortunately, I was not required to leave the country for stamping and was able to start immediately after H1B approval.
Note: This is not a substitute for actual legal advice.