My H1B extension was recently denied, and my I-94 has already expired. I am unable to leave the U.S. right now due to the pandemic. Is there any grace period being offered because of COVID-19?


Unfortunately, the USCIS has not offered any additional grace periods based on the pandemic. It is possible to apply for a change to B-2 status nunc pro tunc, which is a discretionary benefit that the USCIS can grant. Please see the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, B-2 Option Following Loss of H1B Job Due to COVID-19 Crisis (20.Apr.2020) for more information on this option.(23.Apr.2020)

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