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I am on H1B with I -140 approved. H1B I-797 expires in Oct 2024. I got laid off on August 25th, 2022. Now I am looking for options to continue to be in the US without going out of status or becoming an illegal immigrant after 60 days grace period. Option 1 – Get admission to college and transfer to F1 but F1 approval may take 3-6 months. Question– While my F1 change of status(COS) is pending can I continue to stay in the US without any issues? Also if I find a job between before F1 approval and after 60 days of grace, can abandon the F1 pursuit and perform H1B transfer? Option 2 – Apply for COS to B2 visa. Question– While my B2 change of status(COS) is pending can I continue to stay in the US without any issues? Also if I find a job between before B2 approval and after 60 days of grace, can abandon the B2 pursuit and perform an H1B transfer? What will be H1 transfer process? Do I have to go out of US and get Please suggest any other options where I don't have to go outside of the US to get visa stamping

User's Location: SAN JOSE, Alabama, United States of America

Category: H1B Visa (Work Visa)