My employer’s business has closed because of the outbreak, and I have been laid off from my H1B position. I do not wish to return to India right now, because of health concerns. Do I have any options to remain in the U.S.?


Assuming your I-94 is still valid, you likely are eligible for a 60-day grace period (or until the end of your I-94 period, whichever comes first). If you need to stay in the U.S. beyond that point, you may be able to apply for a change of status, such as to B-1/B-2. (25.Mar.2020)

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