Frequently Asked Questions - Status

H-1B furlough or temporary lay off
Covid Coronavirus Converting to B-1 B-2 status
Covid Coronavirus H-1B employee furlough's impact on green card and H-1B
H-1B visa holders during COVID

Watch the Video on this FAQ: H1B visa holders during COVID

Video Transcript:


1. Is H-1B visa holder eligible for unemployment only if laid off or even furloughed? if yes, how do we know that we are eligible?

2. Where can I check my i-94 expiration date?

Applying for tourist, visitors, B-1, B-2 to maintain status
H-1B Unpaid Leave or Time off
H-1B Joining Another Employer while a Transfer, Extension or Amendment is Pending
Status Expiring During the Pendency of an H-1B extension
H-1B Petition Revocation During Visa Process/Reaffirmation
How Does One Change Status While Within The United States?
Status of Off-site Placed STEM OPT Extension Students
H-1B and Green Card Transfer From a Non-Profit Organization to For-Profit

Watch the Video on this FAQ: H-1B and green card transfer from a non-profit organization to for-profit

Video Transcript

1. The answer is No. There is no advantage in going through for-profit or non-profit that's just irrelevant.

Can I Get H-4 Visa Stamping While the H-1 to H-4 Change of Status is Still Pending?
H-1B or Other Status Denied - What is my Status?
When Does One Become H-1B Cap Exempt?
Impact of Taking a Long Break While on H-1B
What can be Done if an H-1B is Denied While in the USA?
Status and Unlawful Presence Questions in the Form DS-160
H-1B Visa Denied and Petition Sent for Revocation
Applying For H-1B Visa When There Was A Status Violation

Watch Video on this FAQ: Applying for H-1B visa when there was a status violation

Video Transcript

1. Go as quickly as you can. It isn't an emergency, but it is something you should not take lightly.

H-1B Laid Off Issues

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question. 

FAQ Transcript:

If you get laid off on H-1B there is no grace period. You get laid off today tomorrow you are out of status.

Simultaneous filing of H-1 amendment and extension

See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.

Can I Travel Back On F-1 Visa If My Reinstatement Is Denied?

In my view, it is unsafe to travel on an existing visa after being out of status. If they become aware of your status problems, CBP, upon returning, can turn you back at the airport, or worse, even formally deny you admission thereby laying a five-year bar against reentry.