Leaving Yale

Please review the following checklist prior to departure from Yale.  Your department will provide guidance on the University procedures for employment termination and departure.

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Notify department supervisor and department Administrator of your planned departure.

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Provide forwarding address/contact information to your department.

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Notify the OISS as soon as your termination is confirmed.

IMPORTANT: H-1B status automatically terminates upon termination of employment.  Government regulations require that the OISS notify the US Department of Labor and USCIS of the termination of H-1B employment  if the termination date is “prior to” the end date noted on the H-1B approval notice (Form I-797). 

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Keep all original Immigration documents as a record of your visa status during your U.S. stay.

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Remember to file your tax returns (IRS) for your final period of employment.  Email the Payroll Office at payroll.taxforms@yale.edu, make sure to list your full name, last 4 digits of your SSN, your old New Haven address and the new forwarding address where your future tax forms (e.g. W-2, etc.) can be sent.  Even though you may no longer be in the U.S., you are required to fulfill U.S. tax filing requirements for the tax year you were present in the U.S.  Check the OISS website for information about filing your tax return.


Additional Instructions

In addition to the above, there are procedures depending on whether you remain in the U.S. or not: