Immigration Issues/H1 to F2 transfer

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Question
Hello,

I am currently on H1B visa and employed. I plan to move in
with my husband and will have to leave my current job. My
husband is on OPT, therefore I will have to transfer my
status to F2. I had two questions regarding this - 1) Can I
leave my current job as soon as change of status
application is filed or will I have to continue my current
employment until F2 is approved? 2) Will I be able to go
back to H1B when I find a new job?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
-Pri

Answer
Hi,

You should continue to be employed by the H1B employer until the application to change your status to F2 is approved by the USCIS.

You can change status back from F2 to H1B if a company files an H1B petition for you and change of status to H1B is granted by the USCIS. You will not be subject to the visa cap for the next six years.

Regards,
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.

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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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