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    R B1/B2

    Noah, please clarify why you think CPB would deem the person as inadmissible if the visa page shows Regular B1/B2?
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    B2 to F1

    The visitor actually has a R B1/B2 visa. He'd acquired it through his employer for a B1 visiting purpose in the past. I guess my question is two fold Can he enter US on B2 because his visa mentions B1/B2 even if it was applied by his employer? He wants to pursue MS and currently consulates are closed to get an F1 visa appointment If he is in US as a visitor and gets admission can he pursue study immediately or does he have to go outside US and get F1 visa?
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    R B1/B2

    Dear members, if the visa page mentions 'R B1/B2' for visa type, class - does it mean the visa holder has both B1 and B2 visas or either one of them only? My cousin had previously visited USA on B1 through her employer for some meetings and training purposes in the past. He's planning to visit here on vacation. I'm trying to confirm if he has B2 as well, in which case he can travel to USA for vacation without attending visa interview or whether he needs to get B2 visa to travel to USA? Please advise. Also, is it true that getting a B2 visitor visa for a young person (in early 30s) is difficult, even though they're employed and have a well established career in their home country? Thanks.
  4. Dear members, what is the current wait time for processing green card applications for parents? I'm unable to find accurate info. on this. Thanks
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    B2 to F1

    Hi, can a B2 visitor whilst in USA apply to US university for MS/ MBA and upon acceptance can he/she enroll and attend classes and change status to F1 or does he/she have to leave US and get F1 visa and re-enter? Please advise. Thanks
  6. Hi, Which US consulates in India or abroad like Canada, etc. are accepting F1 visa appointments in this year for students enrolled into US universities starting Winter Semester 2021 so that they can attend visa interview and arrive in time for classes on-campus? Thanks
  7. Dear members, if an employer files H1 for an F1 visa holder before graduation based on a foreign degree, if H1 gets rejected will the beneficiary remain on F1 visa to complete their degree or does he/she lose F1 status altogether and become illegal? If approved, he/she can continue to study to complete degree while on remaining on new H1 status, right? Will there be any issues if he/she discontinues study? Kindly advise. Thanks.
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    Universities offering FT CPT

    Thank you pontececchio for the advise. this is helpful
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    Changing H1 from F1

    Hi gopalkrishna, can you please clarify what do you mean by 'risky'? if filed, the H1 would come under general quota i.e. 65k visas right? this seems legal to me. are you saying that it's highly likely that it'll be rejected?
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    Universities offering FT CPT

    JoeF, Noah Lott, if we enroll into such universities and take CPT for one semester or not take CPT at all - are we still at risk of running into problems at the time of H-1B application review or GC review? Are we violating any immigration laws? Thanks.
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    Universities offering FT CPT

    Hi members, I'm looking for universities allowing CPT in or after 1st semester. Please advise on universities that are accredited, part of SEVIS program, legit and are in good standing. Thank you
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    CPT and OPT

    Hi, below is the info from this webpage: https://www.ice.gov/sevis/practical-training . I've had one friend say that you work around this by working FT for 364 days in CPT so that you're not completing 12 months and you'd still be eligible for OPT. Is this accurate? Does USCIS allow such workarounds? Doesn't seem reliable to me, but please advise. Thank you. If you have 12 months or more of full-time CPT, you are ineligible for OPT, but part-time CPT is fine and will not stop you from doing OPT.
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    Changing H1 from F1

    Hi members, while on F1 and working FT using CPT can an employer file H1 if the candidate has only a foreign degree although the candidate enrolled and working towards a US degree or does the candidate have to complete the course requirements and remain in OPT period for this? Thanks.
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    B1 to H1-B visa

    Dear Members, thanks a lot for the replies. To clarify, I've been in USA on B1 through my employer at their USA HQ for training and meetings for a few months in the past. So if I'm on B1 again in USA next year for training at USA Office HQ during the H1 season - can a H1 be filed? If its filed and approved during my stay, can I continue to stay and work on H1 without getting a H1 Visa stamp or do I have to go outside USA and re-enter with H1 Visa? Thanks.
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    B1 to H1-B visa

    Hi members, if I'm in USA on B1 visa and same or a different employer applies for H1-B and if it gets picked and approved within 6 months of my stay in USA, can I file Change of Status and start working on H-1B or do I have to go outside USA and obtain the visa and re-enter? Please advise. Thanks.
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