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COVID-19 - Laid off options - H1B to B2 change of status or H1B extension of status

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  • COVID-19 - Laid off options - H1B to B2 change of status or H1B extension of status

    Laid off from work. I have both H1B and B2 (tourist visa). I want to extend my stay in US.
    What are my options ?
    1) Can I extend my H1B status beyond 60 days without an employer due to this special situation ?
    2) Can I change my status from H1B to B2 by filing i539 online ?

    (2) looks more possible than (1) for sure
    If someone has insights about (1) please let me know.

    USCIS might consider COVID-19 under special situations https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/special-situations


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    1. No. H1b extension of status can only be filed by the employer filing I-129
    2. Yes

    This is my personal opinion and is not to be construed as legal advice.

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