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my friend who has a H1B visa got laid off today from a fashion industry. she has only 60 days to remain in the country unless she find a job that can sponsor H1B. any clever idea out there?

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Look into other visas. Either an education visa or a tourist visa so that you have an extra 90 days to look for a job. Also if they don’t find a job make sure they request their employer to pay for their transportation home. That’s a requirement if they lay-off an H1B worker.

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You cannot work on a tourist visa.

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How is someone in fashion justifying themselves as "speciality occupation". This is interesting

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OP mentioned fashion industry. They do have specialist roles including software engineering, data science etc.

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:/ honestly her best bet rn is probably to find work in her home country to support her financially until she can look again. Not the answer ya wanna hear but..

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Transfer to F1 (student visa) so she doesnt have to leave the country. She’ll need a new visa if she leaves and she may never be able to come back

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Oh yeah good point, the co-signer is an option. If OP's friend has someone to sign for her then that could be an alternative.

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Where is she from?

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yea.. they could have furloughed her..not sure why the layoff..maybe she can negotiate...perhaps..

Time for her to go to canada?

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OP, this is actually a very solid response. Canada has a lot of more welcoming immigration laws and she may be able to find better employment opportunities there due to current market conditions.

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She could marry me

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Does it count on an H1 B to contract yourself out or start your own business.

As a former h1b recipient, it is not possible. There are crazy requirements to sponsor h1b visas and one of them is that company has to hire a set number of individuals.

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Transfer to a student visa or a tourist visa can give her at least another 3-6 months to look for jobs after the 60 days grace period

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