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FOREIGN STUDENTS NOT SELECTED IN H1B CAP LOTTERY STILL HAVE OPTIONS

 

In recent years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a program whereby a randomized lottery determines which applicants will be eligible for H1B cap petitions. The initial selection process for fiscal year 2022 has now come to an end. If your name was not selected in this lottery, what can you do?

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Does H-1B Resignation form Employment Have a 60 Day Grace Period?

What is my grace period if I resign my job on October 2 just after moving to H1B status on October 1?

The 60 day grace period is applicable to person who resign employment as USCIS 60 day grace period reference is to ‘cessation of employment’ which should include resignations: ‘USCIS will not consider an individual to have failed to maintain nonimmigrant status for a period of up to 60 days or until the end of the authorized validity period, whichever is shorter, solely because of the cessation of the employment on which the visa classification was based.’

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