h1b visas – Leaving the US on an H1B, after the latest 2020 suspension. Anything major I should worry about?


I’m currently on my first 3 years of H1B in the US, with the expiration date of Oct 31st in 2020. A month or so ago, my company applied for my H1B extension for another 3 years.

Due to family reasons, I plan on leaving the country in August and stay out until the extension is approved. My company allows me to work 100% remotely during that time so my job is unaffected.

I’m prepared to stay in Europe for however long it takes for the extension to be approved.

Are there any major issues of why I shouldn’t do this? Anything that could effect my return to US in a permanent-ish manner?

Thanks!