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Dear Mr. Arora,
Your answers to other posts have been very helpful and insightful. I would greatly appreciate if you can kindly help me make a decision on whether I should apply for a GC?

I am a Ph.D. working in high technology. I plan to join in an MBA school in a couple of years. I am worried that if I apply for a GC and if I do not get it by the time I go for an MBA, I might not get my F1 visa.

Could you please advise on what are my chances of getting an F1 visa (here or in India) if I applied for a GC?

Thanks very much in advance,
Vatsala

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Hi Vanessa,

If an immigrant petition is filed for you, F1 visa status will probably not be issued since F visa status does not allow for intention to immigrate to the U.S.

Incidentally, H1B visa status does allow for study, as long as you are also employed by the sponsoring employer. H visa status is dual-intent, i.e., it allows for intention to immigrate to the U.S. even though it is a nonimmigrant visa category.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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.

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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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