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Hi,

I am on a L1-B visa valid till March next year. I have got an offer in India so I am planning to resign. Can I stay for 4-5 days more from the day I resign in US. I will be utilizing this time to wrap up things.

Thanks,
Rajeev

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Hi,

There is no statutory grace period. However, as a practical matter, there is an unofficial 10 day period to depart the U.S. after termination of your employment. When applying at a future date for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate, the Consulate should not hassle you about staying for a few days in the U.S. beyond employment termination date to organize your affairs such as housing, bills, moving and transportation, etc.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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