My last job ended on June 15,2021 and i am currently on H-1B 60-day grace period. I was offered a new job this week and prospective employer initiated H-1B Transfer . Since the filing and premium processing takes time the employer proposed a start date of August 30,2021 .
My main concern is
Is it legal to have a start date after 60 days (after August 15th) ?
Is filing an H1B Transfer Petition before the grace period is good to go irrespective of start date?
What status I will be on in that period of time? If I am not wrong h1b status won’t be active until I start the job.
Can someone please address my questions? Thank you in advance.
Thank you so much for getting back. Went through the article earlier. It mentions that we can start working as soon as USCIS receives the petition in the 60-day grace period. But in my case the current start date is later than the grace period. So i cannot start working even though USCIS receives the petition.
Do i need to ask my new employer to move the start date earlier so it can fall in the grace period?