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I am a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Penn State Uty on J1 visa. My job has been terminated with a 7 days notice, which gets over on 30th Nov. I have been informed that after J1 visa gets invalid on 30th, I can stay up to 30 more days in US. Meanwhile I have got an offer from another Uty. But I have been told that the process of transferring my J1 from Penn State to the other Uty can not be completed by 30th November.
Can the transfer be done during the next 30 days grace period I have been given, and can I stay here and start on the new job after the transfer is done?  

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Hi Sameer,

The 30-day grace period allows you to remain legally for 30 days beyond Nov. 30.

The J-1 transfer application should be filed prior to the grace period (before Nov. 30) if you wish to be granted "extension of status" through the other university. If the transfer application is filed later than Nov. 30, you can remain legally in the U.S. only until Dec. 30.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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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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