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Hi,

Is there a way to get around this situation of keeping my H-1 status while my wife keeps her A-2 status as we both received our respective visas before we were married.

My wife works for a consulate while I work for a corporate company. We both would like to keep our jobs.

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Hi,

Yes, you can maintain your respective independent status. In the future, if you prefer you can stay in the U.S. and change status from H1B to A2 (as a dependent of the principal A2 visa holder), or your wife can change status to H4 if she no longer wants to maintain A2 status.

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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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