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The impression you want to avoid at all cost is that you're starting to work illegally while on a tourist visa, with the intention to use a new H1-B visa to "launder" the operation later on. In many countries including the USA, a violation of immigration laws (like working on a tourist visa) can throw out any pending visa applications. Sometimes the ...


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Cambodia is not a first-world country, but for many people that's half the appeal. I have lived in Thailand for the last ten years (talking of unrest!), and I have heard from lots of people who have lived here and then gone on to move to Cambodia simply because it reminds them of what Thailand "used to be like". Most of the countries in this region (think: ...


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As far as I know there is no guideline that requires an employer to provide you bereavement leave either paid or unpaid. In the US Government provides 3 days leave for death of a relative as results of wounds but private employers are not required to abide by this but generally have some sort of policy for such situation, so I would get with the Human ...


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You can stay in Germany, until your application has been processed, see § 81 Abs. 3 Satz 1 AufenthG: If a foreigner who is legally resident in the federal territory and does not possess a residence title applies for a residence title, his or her residence shall be deemed to be permitted up to the time of the decision by the foreigners authority. To ...


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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the closest we have to a legal requirement in the US for this, but it doesn't actually offer bereavement leave. There is a bit of a loophole, however, that you can use, with proper notice to your employer, "to address your own serious health condition (e.g. depression)". See here: A death in the family is not ...


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When entering the US always make sure that you can proof that you are entering for a legal reason, e.g. a holiday. Especially on most visas you are not allowed to have an "immigration intent" (exceptions: H1B, L1, O1, ...) . The border officers are required by law to assume that you are (illegally) immigrating and you have to convince them that you are not. ...


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To answer your actual question, no, the pending H-1B application should not affect your travels. According to this website, here are the minimum requirements to re-enter the United States on F-1 status: A Form I-20, endorsed for travel and signed by your DSO (designated school official) You have been out of the United States for less than five months A ...


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According to the Lexology overview of employment & labour law in Austria, Employees may take up to two weeks of paid time off per year in order to provide medical care to a close relative (e.g., spouse, civil partner or child). Employees can request family care leave/part-time employment in order to look after an ill family member. Family care leave/...


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This is not an issue. Moreover, most people applying to H1b next April will visit the US beforehand - for interviews. Once you got the job offer, you probably don't want to travel to the US until your visa is approved, for the reasons @Freek explained. However, if you're traveling in August/September'14 for a week or two, and only applying in April'15 for ...


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