Contrary to Media Reports, USCIS Has Not Relaxed H-1B Extension Rule

You may have seen recent articles claiming H-1B holders can remain in the US for 8 months after job loss: https://www.businessinsider.in/india/news/us-extends-h1-b-visas-and-allows-those-who-lose-jobs-to-stay-on-8-months/articleshow/75134195.cms ¬†or that USCIS has decided to relax H-1B visa deadlines: https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/industry/article/relief-for-h-1b-visa-holders-us-allows-non-immigrant-visa-extension/577883 https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/us-allows-visa-extension-for-non-immigrants-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/articleshow/75135173.cms https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/covid-19-relief-for-stranded-indians-as-us-allows-applications-to-extend-visas-11586844826404.html https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2020/04/14/us-allows-h-1b-visa-extension-relief-for-stranded-indians-due-to-covid-19.html Beware that this completely inaccurate information. USCIS has clearly stated that it is not relaxing … Continue reading Contrary to Media Reports, USCIS Has Not Relaxed H-1B Extension Rule