I am currently on L1 visa but this year my employer filed a H1B application and it has been approved. I can however only start H1B after 1st October. In the meanwhile, I suspect that I might be laid off from my employer. which means my L1 visa will get cancelled. If I am laid off, I will have a gap of about 2 months before I can start H1B status (with a new employer). Here are my questions: 1. Can I stay in the US and look for other jobs after getting lay off , on L1 status? My I-94 has mid next year date. if yes, then for how long? Can this be 2 months atleast? 2. If not, then what should i do to buy more time in the US so that I stay here till oct 1 and the new employer can transfer my H1B?