Immigration Issues/Change of Status

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I am an IMG on J1. I have filed for my waiver. My husband is on J2 and is still in his second year of residency. He needs to get his own J1 to continue his residency. Does he need to got to India to get a J1? Can he go to Canada? If he tries to get an H1 does he need to go to India?

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Hi Kavita,

If you receive your waiver, then your husband can change status from J2 to another nonimmigrant visa category such as J1 or H1B within the U.S. There is no need to go to a U.S. Consulate abroad.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

Education/Credentials
Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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