Immigration Issues/H1visa enquiry

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Hi, I am currently a student of Associate degree of baking and pastry arts from Culinery institute of America on F1visa. After the course I suppose I will be able to work for next 12months as F1visa permits . But after that period if my employer wants to sponsor  me for H1visa ,will I be able to get that ?
Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

An H1B petition can only be filed if the position requires a bachelor's degree to perform the  job, and the beneficiary being sponsored has also completed the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. degree. Perhaps you can extend your F1 status prior to completing your OPT and be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program? You will entitled to another period of OPT at each educational level. Check with the DSO at your school or university.

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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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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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