Immigration Issues/H4 to F1 visa

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I am currently on H4 visa and doing my masters here in United States. I will be completing my 30 credits this December 2010. We need to complete 30 credits to graduate at this university. I want to change to student visa to apply for internships. What are my chances to get student visa? Is their a possibility of rejection?

Please advice on this issue.

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Hi,

An application to change status to F1 (Form I-539) should be filed with the USCIS. You should coordinate with the DSO (also known as International Student Advisor) at your university to issue you appropriate I-20. As long as you have maintained your nonimmigrant visa status in the U.S. without problems thus far, and are capable of paying the tuition (if applicable), the probability is high that change of status to F1 should be granted. In case it is not granted, you will continue to maintain your underlying H4 status as long as it does not expire and your husband maintains his H1B status.

You can contact our law firm directly during business hours at 212-268-3580 or email info@h1b1.com for guidance once you have discussed with the DSO.

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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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