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justice4all
06-08-2013, 09:32 AM
Hi,
I got laid off due to sequestration with one month notice. I am in H1B. After one month my employer is going to cancel my H1B. What are my options? Is there any grace period for H1B. Can I avail B1/B2 visa after that, so that I can look for jobs?

I am also considering becoming student option. It seems it take few months to change status from H1B to F1 after getting I20. What would be my status during that time?

Thanks



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saketkapur
06-08-2013, 03:25 PM
Do you have EAD? Looking at your profile and PD you should.If so then find another job in your field and invoke AC21.

justice4all
06-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Do you have EAD? Looking at your profile and PD you should.If so then find another job in your field and invoke AC21.

No, I don't have EAD. I am one of those unlucky one's who missed the boat.

simple.life
06-08-2013, 06:18 PM
60 days grace period but i've seen longer gaps like 6-9 months getting h1 approved but some without i-94.