Has anyone taken a gap of 3 weeks between switching employers on H1B ?

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Jun 11 19 Comments

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I am on H1B visa.

I have talked to a few attorneys and getting conflicting answers. BAL attorney says should be fine, talked to two attorneys outside, one of them told me it’s fine the other one told me it’s not. I don’t know what to do 🤪

Has anyone actually taken 3 weeks of gap ?

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  • Apple $999
    Yes. I did because I was relocating. I have a lot of friends who took 2-4 weeks between jobs.

    Another friend, got laid off and didn't start for over 2 months. He had his offer letter and H1B transfer done but because of Christmas, his joining was later.
    Jun 11 4
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      OP
      Thanks a lot man. 🙏
      Can you confirm how many weeks you and your friends took ?

      And the break was taken after you voluntarily quit right ? Because I heard it’s okay to use the grace period after you are laid off/fired. I am pretty sure that wasn’t the case for you but just wanted to confirm

      And it didn’t cause any issue later (with entry or visa stamping right ?)
      Jun 11
    • PayPal He!!0
      60 days is applicable even if you quit voluntarily.
      Jun 11
    • Apple $999
      3 weeks the 1st time I was switching. The 2nd time, I had about 1.5 months but I also travelled in that time so was technically in the US for just a few days.
      My husband took 4.5 weeks too, very recently.

      No issues with re-entry and stamping so far.
      Jun 12
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      OP
      Great to know madam !

      Btw, the grace period resets with each employer in case you didn’t know
      Jun 12
  • Expedia / Eng
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    3 weeks is fine on H1-B as well
    Jun 11 1
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      OP
      Are you sure? Please confirm, thanks in advance
      Jun 11
  • Pandora gringo
    60 days, last time I checked
    Jun 11 0
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Do you trust ppl on blind ? Or trust your lawyers
    Jun 11 0
  • BusPatrol / Eng blindcants
    AFAIK it eats into your 60 days. But what if you involuntarily find yourself out if a job in the future? You’re going to wish you had those days to look for a job.
    Jun 12 2
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      OP
      It resets with each employer.

      So I will get the whole 60 days after I move to the new company
      Jun 12
    • BusPatrol / Eng blindcants
      Oh I had no idea. I might take a good ol’ break myself when the time comes then.
      Jun 12
  • HBO / Eng
    j1234

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    Does this have to do with immigration? You can take as big of a break as you want. If u are on a TN visa u need to go back to Canada or mexico and re enter the country.
    Jun 11 2
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      OP
      I am on H1B visa. Can I take 3 weeks of break in the US ?
      Jun 11
    • HBO / Eng
      j1234

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      I'm not sure about that actually.
      Jun 11
  • Thumbtack iAFb11
    60 days as many people have pointed out, but I’d not take a long gap unless necessary.
    Jun 11 1
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      OP
      Why not, clarify please
      Jun 11
  • Google wfRv62
    You can have so many days in between jobs for H1B. Just find out exact number of days.
    Jun 11 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    🙄
    Jun 11 0