Termination of employment
Early termination by the department before the end date of the H-1B Approval Notice will result in the department being responsible for paying for reasonable cost of return transportation to the home country. This is generally the cost of the return plane ticket. Termination of employment ends the H-1B status and there is no grace to continue to stay in the U.S. The Foreign National must depart immediately.
No Grace Period
There are no extra days (grace period) to enable H-1B employees to prepare to depart the U.S. after the H-1B status expires. The last date you can be present in the U.S. is the date indicated on the I-94 card or on the end date on the H-1B approval notice (whichever is later). If you are terminated from your employment early before the end date of the H-1B approval notice, then your H-1B status ends on the date of your employment termination and, again, there is no grace period.
H-1B Departure Check List
When and if you decide to interrupt your H-1B before the end date of the Approval Notice, please be aware of the following:
Barbara J. Funk, Senior Administrative Assistant
Mark Stasitis, Director Labor Relations & Immigration Srvs
The Office of Employee Immigration Services is located at 185 E. Mill Street, Akron, Ohio.
The University of Akron
Akron OH 44325-4733