Considering applications for H1B visa extension, says USCIS
Updated : April 15, 2020 06:38 AM IST
Indian IT professionals on H1B visas have been worried about the possibility of lay-offs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to rules, if an employer terminates the contract of an H1B holder, the employee needs to find new employment within 60 days, in order to retain the visa status.
Indian IT officials are hoping that the US would extend this 60 day grace period to 180 days.