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Hi, I am currently on H1B visa with Company-A. I am trying to attend interviews to get a client assignment. I dont have enough time though and only left with a week's time. I am getting interview calls. In case, if someone is interested to offer me a job, then even if they initiate LCA filing, it will take atleast 7-10 days to get just LCA approved and then they will have to file H1B. Even if they apply H1B in premium processing, it will still take 15 days so I am looking at 2 weeks to even file H1B and get the receipt. So after my last working day with current company-A, I will need another 2 weeks to stay in some status(some say I can stay back as long as I have receipt number). Even if this is the case, can I stay for sometime without on a payroll until my new employer's petition gets transferred? Or will I be out of status the moment I am not in any company's payroll?
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Thank you very much for clarifying this question for me.
Much appreciate spending your time for answering me
Thanks Guillermo, not sure if I can reply or should ask question as a different question. But this question is related to the question I am replying for.. so here it goes..
I work for Company-A. Say company-B is filing my LCA next week(I am getting rolled off from my payroll on 08-NOV-2013) and might only initiate my H1B the week after next or so once they receive approved LCA. In this case, am I out of status or can I become on status if Company-A just offers me an offer letter and initiated LCA application?
Thank you Guillermo
Can Company-B have me in payroll from the next day of my last working day in Company-A? and pay me from the start date in LCA (which is next day after my last working day) during the time the company is filing my my H1B visa. I mean...
Last Working day in Company-A = 08-Nov-2013
LCA Start date in Company B = 11-Nov-2013
H1B filing initiated by Company B after 10 days of receiving approved LCA
Once H1B receipt is received, Company-B starts my payroll from 11-Nov-2013
Is the above situation possible?
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