The company I was working has reduced the workforce and my position also got eliminated on March 20th. I’m on H1B visa and my I-94 expiration date and stamped visa date is 9/15/2020. As per the new regulations, my 60 days grace periods end on May 19, 2020.
My questions are:
I have got offer from company ABC and they filled my transfer & extension on March 27th in regular processing as premium is suspended and received the receipt notice on April 10, 2020. I believe it will take couple of months to get the petition decision by USCIS. Can I legally stay in US past 60 days grace period waiting for USCIS decision until USCIS make a decision on my H1B transfer petition? If yes, how many days?
Due to COVID-19 situation, I don’t want to join on receipt and start working immediately.
I had a interviews in another MNC pharma company XYZ and its moving in a positive way. This job profile/title is good match with my previous experience. I would like to know that, can I initiate my H1B transfer& extension with company XYZ same time when first H1B transfer petition is already filled and is under process by company ABC ?