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  1. viharik

    COS from H1 to F1

    Yes, you can go. You are probably not eligible to do any part time or full time jobs in the university. Hmm, i m not sure on how this works. From what i understand, since your status changed, you are on F1 and you are not eligible to work. but you can stay in the US as long as your studies start with in 1 month atleast. Please contact an attorney if you have any particular questions.
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    COS from H1 to F1

    You can do it yourself. Just check the USCIS website for the required documentation and you can do it on your own. Be aware that it will take some time for change of status and you cannot travel during that period.
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    Lost OPT EAD Card - Can i travel with a copy?

    FYI, I did confirm with port of entry security officials that it is ok to travel with a copy of EAD card. But i got my OPT EAD card before my travel, so i traveled with the new EAD card without any problem. Thanks.
  4. Thanks for reply JoeF. So, it means that unless i change to H1 (after approval in consular processing), i will not be counted for quota. Is that right? so if i try to change my empoyer in OPT and try to move H1 with a new employer later, i cannot do it as i haven't been counted in cap? did i understand correctly..thanks.
  5. Thanks for your reply. But who said any thing about a different employer? My current employer (for whom i am working on OPT) is going to file my H1 and they are ready to do it in Consular or Change of status as per my preference. Sorry, but i could not understand your message clearly.
  6. Hi, I am an F1 student currently on my first Opt valid till may 2016 and will have 2 more years of opt with stem extension. I am applying for H1B visa this year and thinking of applying it in consular processing considering two factors: 1) I can stay on OPT as long as I want and move to H1 later. 2) I might need to travel out of country during Jun-July time frame and it is not good to travel while a change of status application is pending. I m assuming there is no issue of travel in consular processing, please correct me if I am wrong. Are there any other problems in consular processing (related to cap gap etc)?...please let me know ur suggestions..thanks.
  7. Hi, I am an F1 student currently on my first Opt valid till may 2016 and will have 2 more years of opt with stem extension. I am applying for H1B visa this year and thinking of applying it in consular processing considering two factors: 1) I can stay on OPT as long as I want and move to H1 later. 2) I might need to travel out of country during Jun-July time frame and it is not good to travel while a change of status application is pending. I m assuming there is no issue of travel in consular processing, please correct me if I am wrong. Are there any other problems in consular processing (related to cap gap etc)?...please let me know ur suggestions..thanks.
  8. I am currently on F1 OPT period valid till May10, 2016. I have recently lost my OPT EAD card in a robbery. I need to travel to India in a month and even if i apply for a replacement card, i may not get it before/during my travel. I do have a copy of it and all other necessary documents for travel. Is it Ok to travel without the original EAD card in hand? I am also applying for OPT STEM extension from May 11th 2016 and my school official feels that since both of them would reach at the same time, there is not much use in applying for the replacement card (of course, beyond the travel reasons). Any idea on the time frame it might take for a EAD replacement card will also help. Thanks.
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    H1B to F1 Change of Status Query

    Thanks Jairichi for your response. could you help with the follow-up questions: 1. Can you point me to any legal reference/documentation with respect to this? 3. Could you elaborate? do you mean chances of rejection are same in both cases (going now and going in the mid of my studies) or there would not be chances of rejection if i go in the middle, provided i have proper documentation? I know that it would be my choice at the end but i am just seeking for a general opinion. Thanks.
  10. Hi, I am planning to apply for change of status from H1B to F1 and have the following doubts: 1) Can i stay in US after applying for COS even if my H1B employment is over? Ex: Let us say i apply for COS from H1B to F1 on Nov 1st. My Course starts in mid of Jan. But my employment ends 1 week (say, Nov 7th) after applying for COS. is it ok to stay back in US? 2) In the above scenario, if i apply for a COS, i am not allowed to leave the country..right? 3) Instead of applying for COS, Do you suggest going back to my home country and trying to get stamped for new F1 visa and come back? I suppose there would be chances of rejection, but is this better than going after studying for some time and taking a bigger risk (since i would spend lot of money and time by that time) at that point? Thanks.
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    F1 Visa stamping after COS from H1B to F1

    Hi, I am also in a similar situation.. What happened to your case? is this a safe bet? Thanks.
  12. Hi, I am on a cap-exempt H1 visa (non-profit) and i have applied for a new cap-subject H1 visa in this year's (FY 2014) cap. Now, i wanted to go to india and come back some time in May on my existing cap-exempt H1 Visa. What are the problems that might occur due to this? How does my pending/finished new H1 processing status going to effect it in respect to I-94 etc..? Thanks.
  13. Even after reading this, i have the following doubt regarding stamping. I have a valid H1 visa stamp till 2014. Now if i change to F1 intermittently in 2013 and get back to H1 again by end of 2013 and go to another country (after moving back to H1), should i go for stamping again..in short, my non-immigrant visa status has changed in between but i am trying to renter with the same non-immigrant status..any info or information links would be very helpful, thanks.
  14. viharik

    H1 Transfer->RFE->Client Change

    Thanks rahul for the information.
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    H1 Transfer->RFE->Client Change

    I am in the same scenario. Applied for H1 with client X where the requirement ended, I moved to client Y and got RFE for client letter now. What happened to your case..others any help..can we file amendment and submit a new client letter?
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