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Legal Effect On An H1b During An Acquistion

Discussion in 'Nonimmigrant Visa Validity' started by Priya G, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Priya G

    Priya G New Member

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    Ron-
    This is my situation
    My H1B is under Company A. Company A is getting acquired by Company B. I have an offer from Company B (which I do not want to accept). Company A will cease to exist from August 31st. I have an offer from Company C and my joining date is Sept 14th. Will I be out of status from Sept 1st to Sept 14th? Company C already started my H1B process and I am waiting for the approval.

    Any input would be very helpful.

    Thank You.
    Priya
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    If company C has already started the process, you may go to work for them right now.
     
  3. Priya G

    Priya G New Member

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    But the H1B documents (which were applied by Company C) have my joining date as Sept 14th. Wouldn't that be a problem??
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    It would be a problem if you join them before that date, but you will not go out of status in the period between jobs.
     
  5. Priya G

    Priya G New Member

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    Thank You so much... that is a relief and very helpful.

    Appreciate all the help.

    Thank You.
     

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