Immigration Issues/F2 to H1B

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I am a Ph.D. student and will be graduating soon. My wife came to US on F2. She wants to work and we are planning to change her status from F2 to H1B. Can you tell me what are the chances that she gets H1B approved?

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Hi,

H1B petition filing requires the support of an employer in the U.S.

Probability of success depends on factors such as whether the position is a specialty occupation, i.e., a position that normally requires the possession of a specific U.S. bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) to satisfactorily perform the job, whether your wife has the requisite qualifications, whether the employer can pay the offered wages, etc.

We cannot make a blanket statement about whether an H1B petition filed for your wife will be approved.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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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