Grace Period - Using Tourist Visa After Quitting A Job

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I am here on an H-1B and I am looking at quitting my job very soon to leave the country. I am aware there is no grace period for quitting on an H-1B and I don't have a choice but to work till the last day. I do however have a tourist visa that is valid until 2016. Can I quit my job earlier and still stay a week on the account of the tourist visa to pack up and leave; or would the tourist visa have to be activated only be re-entering?

ANSWER

It has to be "activated." Note that under the circumstances reentry and hence "reactivation" is likely to be difficult.

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