H4 to F1 change of status

Jun 17, 2019 7 Comments

Hello guys

My wife was on h1b and moved to h4 to pursue a first masters . She is planning to move to f1 via applying for change of status. I know this takes time but we want to apply anyway given that we don’t have immediate plans to go to India. I wanted some advice on the following things from anyone who went through this process

1. What is address to which we should send the docs to ? I see online that if your i797 starts with EAC vs WAC send to different places. Is that accurate ?

2. I saw online that the processing time varies by center where it is evaluated. Is that true ?

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Expedia dxTT40
    Can’t she be in h4 and do the masters? And then get back on h1 after she gets a job?
    Jun 17, 2019 2
    • OP
      She can.. but has only 1.5 yrs left ... instead we were hoping to use opt to and apply for perm during that time and then be secure about h-b extension
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      How can you show you maintained status when you have immigrant intent on a non-immigrant visa?
      Jun 17, 2019
  • Oracle / Eng
    Durrant

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    Durrantmore
    Why did she get off h1b visa? Lost job?
    Jun 17, 2019 2
    • OP
      She quit becoz she wanted to pursue higher studies
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Oracle / Eng
      ginlin

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      ginlinmore
      She could still study while on H1b. Just trying to understand more. Getting back on H1b could be hard with the lottery and all..
      Jun 18, 2019
  • CVS Health Canada🇨🇦
    Changing to F1 and parallely trying for PERM and I140 is a huge risk. F1 doesn't allow immigrant intent. Also, which legit company processes PERM application when the employee isn't even working with them and studying?
    Jun 17, 2019 0

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