Frequently Asked Questions - Status

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.

https://youtu.be/F0YZD8zWm88?t=1068 

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. 

https://youtu.be/PreNUXXW9KU

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.