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Currently on H1-B and employed. Expecting to be laid off soon. Can I go from H1-B to H4, search for a job and come back to H1-B? (Spouse is on H1-B as well but no i-40)?

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If your spouse doesn't have an approved I140, you wouldn't be eligible for an EAD on your H4 and therefore you wouldn't be able to find work or work. There are several other threads on this bowl but if you do get laid off on H-1B (I hope you don't), 1) you have 60 days to find a new job and they can transfer your h1 2) talk to an immigration attorney about switching to tourist visa for 6 months I am not sure why you think you're going to get laid off, but I hope it works out and everything turns out fine. Good luck!

You're right. You can switch to H-4 and maintain your legal presence. Once you find a new job, that company can file for your H-1B. Good luck 🤞

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D2, are you sure one cannot go from H1 to H4 and back to H1 (as long as you have validity on H1 and I think if you have approved I-140)?

You don’t need I-140 to switch from H-4 to H-1B. When D2 says “New company can file H-1B”, they are referring to change of status from H-4 to H-1B.

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