I am working in H1B status, and received a great job offer from a different company. As a courtesy, I gave 4-week notice to my current employer that I would be moving to a new employer. My current employer did not take the news well, and told me I was fired, and that he would immediately revoke my petition. My new employer has not yet filed the change of employer petition. Am I now out of status?


Even though the employer fired you and withdrew your existing H1B petition, this would not impact your eligibility for the 60-day grace period. Assuming your I-94 is still valid and that you have not otherwise violated your status, you should be able to join the new employer upon the filing of the change of employer petition. (15.Sep.2022)

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