Posting for a friend-
1. What size the procedure for h1 to f1 transfer?
2. My friend is currently on h1 with approved i-140. He will be applying for extension later this year.if he applies for extension later after his PhD can he not get onto h1b visa?
3. How about opt I think we get opt only once?
4. What are the risks involving leaving the country and applying for f1 from India?
The only thing is H-1b is dual intent and your friend has shown his immigration intent by applying for I-140. F-1 is non-immigrant though. That’s what I have heard. So, need to figure that out.