Immigration Issues/H1B and MBA
I had 2 quick questions:
1. I recieved my masters degree from a US university and have been on the H1B for the last 3 years. My employer is filing for another 3 year extension to the H1B. If I do go to MBA school in the US, I am planning to do so in 2010 (I would be in year 5 of my H1B). When I graduate MBA school, will I have to go thru the H1B lottery again? or will the fact that I already have an H1B visa count me out of the lottery process?
2. If I do marry a US Citizen prior to MBA school, what is the best process to get to naturalization as quick as possible? When I marry her, I would be on H1B, would I then have to switch to F1 for MBA school while the naturalization (due to marriage) is being processed?
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.
Thanks again for your help, this is a great service.
1) You will be exempt from the H-1B quota as you have already been counted.
2) First you need to obtain your permanent residency before becoming a naturalized citizen. On marriage to the US citizen you are eligible to file for your Adjustment of Status. You do not need to switch to F-1 after filing for your adjustment of status, in fact you are not eligible to do so.