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On a TN visa that doesn't expire for 1 year. Just got layed

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On a TN visa that doesn't expire for 1 year. Just got layed off with sevenrance. What is the effective termination date. Layoff date or severance end date
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: Valid TN at the moment nothing else pending
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: They all go back and forth. My severance paper work does state effective term date but that's what immigration will look for
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No just answer that one question
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 11 months ago.

Hello! Thank you for using Just Answer. I am James, and I will be assisting you. Please give me some time to review your question. It might take a little while, but I WILL be back to continue this conversation.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How long?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just want to make sure I don't stay beyond I'm legally suppose to. Do I have until the last day worked or severance end date. I still receive benefits through the severance end date.
Expert:  Expert James replied 11 months ago.

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ANSWER: The effective date of layoff is technically the first date you are not employed. So that would be the day after your last day of actual employment, not just the last day you are paid.

Now I say technically because the USCIS usually looks at pay stubs to determine when a person is in lawful employment-based status; if the paystubs show you are still on the payroll and getting paid, the USCIS usually doesn't have any indication of the last date of actual employment. Of course, that assumes the employer doesn't provide a letter saying the contrary or the employer does not inform the USCIS.

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Expert:  Expert James replied 11 months ago.

Hi again,

I received a message that you reviewed my response and may require additional assistance. However, I cannot see your correspondence above.

Please post it again, so I can continue to assist you.

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Expert:  Expert James replied 11 months ago.

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