End of Employment / Early Termination

If you are leaving Emory University, prior to the expiration date on your I-797 approval notice, please have your department notify ISSS through the Early Termination Memo(link to document). Your O-1 employment authorization is not portable to a new employer and if you are changing employers inside the U.S., you must secure new O-1 authorization with that employer. 

O-1 status does not grant any grace period at the end of the authorized stay. Any time you spend in the U.S. after your O-1 authorization expires may be considered a period of unauthorized stay by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). If you have any questions about ending employment early, transferring to a new employer, or changing status, please contact an ISSS scholar advisor.

We hope you enjoyed your stay at Emory, and, if you have decided to leave Emory, we invite you to take our exit survey. Your feedback is important to us, as we work to improve Emory as a destination for international scholars.