I have used more than 5 years of H1B time and was recently laid off. I do not have an approved I-140, but, before being laid off, my employer reached the recruitment stage of my PERM case. If I find a new employer, is there a way to use that to extend my H1B beyond 6 years?


Unfortunately, a PERM case that has only made it to the recruitment phase typically cannot be used as a basis for extending H1B status beyond the standard 6-year max. (11.May.2023)

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