Hello desi 🐠,
I was laid off a while ago and my 60 day clock is running. This was my first job. I have very little experience dealing with this visa issues. What happens to my H1B if I get a 6-8 month contracting job? Does it get extended? Does the 60 day count go on,m or stop and reset?
Do I need to file for a new H1B or new visa type?
Help please.
Any guidance is appreciated! Thank you all in advance!

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If your new employer files for transfer within your 60 days grace period, (even if for a 6-8 months contract job), you are fine until you have that job and should be in valid visa status provided your new H1b transfer is approved. Good luck.

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Your new employer (that contracting company) should at least file new h1b transfer application within those 60 days. Then you can start work with them and continue to stay in the country. It does not mean that all over. That new transfer application should not denied (it can take 6 months for that decision to come sometime more or less than that). If denied, then you should leave the country immediately (no matter you have job or not), and then re-file the application again from outside of USA and enter only if it is approved. Hope that make sense!
Feel free to DM me if you want to chat offline

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