Do you get 60 day grace period on h1 if you quit instead of getting fired ?

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Jun 7 35 Comments

I know that h1 holders get 60 days grace period if they are fired/laid off.

But does that apply if they quit ? I guess yes but wanted to confirm

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  • PayPal ufor
    Yes. Confirmed with attorneys.
    Jun 7 4
    • Microsoft qgUR51
      Thanks!
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Thanks man
      Jun 7
    • VMware ItsAlrite
      Thanks for the info
      Jun 7
    • Microsoft qgUR51
      Looks like there are at least three of us who are planning to do this. 😂
      Jun 7
  • Comcast G0ku
    Ofcourse

    However here’s a nuance a lot of people miss:
    After 60 days, you’re out of status
    After i-94 date passes, you’re unlawfully present. This is when you’re actually in trouble
    Jun 7 0
  • Twitch / Data select *
    Just have a mental breakdown and go on a 60 day sick leave which they can't fire you over.

    Then once that's over, quit and have another 60 days
    Jun 7 7
    • Cerner WilsonJ
      Do not quit until H-1 transfer is filled.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Is it safer to quit after the transfer is filed?
      Jun 7
    • Lending Club EFtO62
      Not filed < filed (join on receipt) < approved
      Jun 7
    • Cerner WilsonJ
      Well the thought process is, transfer will be filled in premium so take 15 days for decision. Usually it is approved but occasionally get RFE. So with 60 day time line(your case), I consider that as buffer for such stuff.

      Best and safest way to quit us after approved transfer, but depends on individuals situation
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      But I can start working at Google as soon as I have the receipt notice.

      So RFE shouldn’t cause any issue. I can still continue working.

      It will be a problem only if the transfer gets denied, but don’t think that’s likely as I have CS degree all the way and work as SWE.

      What you think ?
      Jun 7
    • Cerner WilsonJ
      Sure if you feel comfortable join on receipt.

      I did switched recently and waited for Approval, it just gave me more comfort level on my end. All things depends on stake and individuals risk appetite.

      My background is CS and SWE, all throughout career.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Thanks man for your feedback, you are are very helpful and kind !
      Jun 7
  • Cerner WilsonJ
    Is working at Facebook is so much soul killing that you are thinking to taking such drastic decisions.

    Enlighten us why you want to do this.
    Jun 7 6
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Yeah I am doing because of the crappy wlb and review process at FB. I just can’t take this crap anymore.

      There’s a review cycle the end of this month, h1 performance review and H2 planning meetings have started. I had some personal issues this half and wasn’t able to put in much “impact” (aka hack). Manager scaring me about the review outcome.

      Want to gtfo ASAP. I have G offer but BAL is taking forever to file transfer.
      Jun 7
    • Cerner WilsonJ
      Sad story bro.

      > Manager is scaring me about the review outcome.
      I think if you have offer from G, just hang in and sit tight. Might have to go through this for couple of months until BAL @ G files for transfer.

      Does your Manager know about personal issue. Might help if he has context. Ask your Manager directly, what will it take to not be on blacklist (PIP)

      Get BAL guys start on your case ASAP. Last year USCIS had suspended premium in beginning of September, and hope you do not get stuck with such weird scenarios.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Thanks man. BAL said they will file the transfer early next week.
      So I should have the receipt before I leave.
      Jun 7
    • VMware ItsAlrite
      Sad to hear it's that bad. Do you know which orgs are better? Btw how long did the G folks take to file your transfer docs since you accepted the offer?
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      G uses BAL which sucks so bad. They took 5 weeks to file my transfer 😢
      Jun 7
    • Cerner WilsonJ
      If it comforts you, I had verbal offer back in Jan, but lawyers did not prepare and file the transfer until April 1st week, so this might not be the case with G/BAL.
      Jun 7
  • BlackRock Ikqf10
    What exactly do you mean by bad WLB. Can you elaborate? What they say impact what exactly does it mean and why will they fire if just didn’t perform for one half of Year
    Jun 7 1
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Bad WLB means unrealistic expectation and strict evaluation.

      Lot of pressure to perform which results in high stress and long hours
      Jun 7
  • Fox News / Eng
    JSinns

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    JSinnsmore
    Why do you wanna quit on a H1, inviting immi issues?
    Jun 7 1
    • New / Eng cousin
      I know right. People love to push it to the limit.
      Jun 7
  • Twitch / Data select *
    Dude, I'm 100 percent sure you haven't taken any vacation days yet. Go on a pto and use up your days
    Jun 7 0
  • Facebook Eminem!
    OP
    BAL filled my transfer today, leaving FB end of next week . Hopefully should have the receipt by then
    Jun 7 7
    • Fox News / Eng
      JSinns

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      Java Programmer- 15 YOE including Android Mobile Developer - 8 YOE.
      JSinnsmore
      At least wait until the receipt arrives before giving your resignation. You are almost there.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      How long does it take for the receipt to arrive ?
      Jun 7
    • Fox News / Eng
      JSinns

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      Java Programmer- 15 YOE including Android Mobile Developer - 8 YOE.
      JSinnsmore
      Anywhere between 1 to 10 Business Days for whatever reasons. Approval for Premium Processing starts counting from the date Receipt Notice was even generated. I'd recommend wait until Attorneys send email with Receipt Number. That's your safest bet in all regards.
      Jun 7
    • Amazon doomsday1
      My receipt took a month to come..very recently..so push through.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Wow, really ? Did you file in PP ?
      Jun 7
    • Amazon doomsday1
      No mine was not pp.
      Jun 7
    • Facebook Eminem!
      OP
      Ahh that makes sense. Mine is PP, transfer filed today. Fingers crossed 🤞
      Jun 7
  • Lending Club EFtO62
    It seems there is a condition that you can use 60 days period only once per validity period.
    Jun 7 0

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