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IR1 AOS package sent last week , layoff at company next week

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Hi,


I'm on H1B and married US citizen last month,  We applied fo IR1 and sent out AOS package last week. 

Today I hear there will be layoffs in my office , and my team will get affected. 


My H1B is valid till Jan, 2020.  What are my options if I get impacted with layoffs ?

1. Will I be able to work on AOS EAD , assuming I get it within next 60 days. 

2. Find another job that would sponsor my H1B.

3. What will happen if I don't get job in 60 days ? Does that mean I am overstaying visa and that will ruin my AOS

 

Appreciate your help, 

Thanks. 

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* Moved from Ir-1/CR-1 P&P to AOS from Work, Student, and Tourist Visas *

 

  1. Yes. Although it's taking ~4-6 months on average to get an EAD.
  2. This is a valid option.
  3. You will lose legal status, but a pending I-485 grants authorized stay while the case is processed. So no issue (plus overstay is ignored as a spouse of a USC).

 

7 minutes ago, Visa4menow said:

We applied fo IR1 and sent out AOS package last week. 

FYI, IR-1 is a visa. You are doing AOS, not obtaining a visa.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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