H1B laid off - New employer giving joining date after 60 days

Hi, I have a question regarding H1B 60 day grace period. I got terminated on Nov 2 by company A. I got another job in company B.

They filed for my H1B transfer and the receipt no. is received on Dec 17. Company B is giving joining date as Jan7(Post 60th day of grace period Jan2).

Do i need to be on payroll on or before 60th day of grace period

I strongly recommend to join new employer before 60 day period is over. Your “period of authorized stay” is only valid up-to 60 days.

Ask them to give any date in the last week of December. It is okay even if you join on 60th day. This will re-instate your H1b status.

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