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Covid-19/Coronavirus applying for B-2 status

I came to the US on H1b in 2010. My i140 got approved in Dec 2013. I joined a new employer on 21 Feb 2020. My H1B got approved till 20 Feb 2023, But I did not receive any receipt notice for my wife and my elder son H4. My employer told me that he applied for an H4 visa for my dependents. Unfortunately, I got laid off due to COVID-19 and my employer notified USCIS on 8th June 2020 to revoke my visa. My priority is to find a new job. But in case I do not find any job I would like to move out of the USA, I do not want to accrue unlawful days. But, due to the COVID-19 situation in India, I am scared to travel to India. My wife called USCIS and was asked to email USCIS on lockboxSupport@uscis.dhs.gov to notify her of the receipt number of my wife and son. But she has not received any response. I want to stay in the USA until the COVID-19 situation becomes normal. As per the Document COVID Coronavirus Converting to B-1 B-2 status.pdf on your website, I can apply for a change of status to B1/B2?

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 9 July 2020:

FAQ: Impact on US immigration for violation of other countries’ laws || Birth certificate problems for parents || H-4 and H-1 pending “last action rule” || Quitting job soon after getting green card || B-1/B-2 pending status, apply for H-1B || STEM OPT Extension: Third part site placements

Other:  Entry of a new born child on H-4 (proclamation) || Laid off after I-485 AOS interview || Green card holder outside USA for a long time || H-4 working on I-485 EAD || H-4 EAD lost, how to work || H-1B amendment, start new job || Company closure after I-140 approval || F-1 for aging out child

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  November 14, 2019

FAQs: 

Can H-1B lay off 60 days grace period be taken only once or can it be taken multiple times?

If one H1-B extension is filed and pending, can transfer to a new employer be filed? Is this safe?

If I move to H4 and my H4 is pending for approval, can an H-1B be filed? Is this safe ? 

Procedure and time to get a green card for the spouse of a green card holder

Can we apply 2 H-1B transfers while my extension with same employer is in process with different client?  If the extension is denied, will other two transfers will be denied?

AC21 portability before 180 days 

OTHER:  I have my I-140 approved and it has been over 6 months. If I change my job, do I need to go through the entire I-140 process again? || Withdrawing N400 || TN visa derivative for boyfriend || Naturalization, absence of 6 months || Using old H-4 visa stamp || L-1 amendment || EAD delays || F-1 visa stamping || Receipt lost

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 19 September, 2019

FAQ: Effect of H-1B approval on H-4 EAD || Travel during H-1B amendment and using old employer's visa stamp || For how many years is the H-1B quota exemption valid? || Can a GC pending EAD holder move locations?|| Should I maintain my H-1B after filing I-485 Adjustment of Status || Nonimmigrant visa for a partner in an unmarried gay couple || Impact of multiple pending H-1B

OTHER: Multiple H-1 and H-4 pending || H-1B holder and F-1 holder getting married|| Consequences of simultaneously two H-1B approvals || Impact on green card if working for two employers || Impact of withdrawing LCA || Cross chargeability spouse not present at I-485 interview || Expediting EAD || Working a US job from Canada remotely || Can an employer refuse to produce tax returns? etc.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  22 August, 2019

FAQ: Changing Employer after receiving Employment Based Green Card || Working on EAD after H-1B denial ||Name discrepancy issue

OTHER:  H-4 EAD || EB-3|| LGBT Community Issue|| DUI

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, May 9 2019:

FAQ: Traveling while H-4 and EAD is pending || Working for two employers on EAD

Other: Visitor visa extension || Cross Changeability in EB3 || Port old Priority date || Re-enter on H1B before the EAD/AP is adjudicated || Premium processing for EB2 I-140 petition for national of India

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 29 November 2018:

FAQ: Effect of L-1A denial on approved EB-1C I-140 || Transfer of priority date on an I-140 -- process || Period of maximum stay allowed for tourist visa entrants || Continuing employment-based green card while moving outside the USA || Starting business on I-485 EAD|| Status expiring during the pendency of an H-1B extension || EB-2 approved applying for EB-3 || I-94 expired -- Unlawful Presence

Other: Travel during H-4 EAD || I-140 denial effect on concurrently filed I-485 || EB2 with a three-year bachelor’s degree || Green card for child born in Canada || H-1 transfer || 3 year H-1B extension || Four year delay in naturalization || Errors in H-1B approval || Fiance visa || Revocation of green card because of the company merger

Traveling Abroad While H-4 EAD is Pending

I changed my job from company A to Company B. H1,H4,H4 EAD is approved for company A. I moved to company B and my H1 change of employer is approved. While H4 is pending with company B. Can my wife travel to India and apply for H4 visa stamping in India?

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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