Immigration Issues/Changing visa Status
Hi, my name is Barbara. I'm Brazilian and holding a JI visa. In my passport it says that "the bearer is not subject to section 202(E).Two year rule does not apply. "
My visa will expire in Feb. 2006 and I've been sending resumes to airline companies in order to be hired as a flight attendant.If one of these companies decide to hire me what should I do concerning my visa status? How can I change my the JI to HI? Am I eligible to do so?I don't have a degree yet.
How long does it take to change the status of my visa?
Thank you very much.
If you are not subject to the 2 year home residency requirement, you should be eligilbe to change to H-1B status. The forms for this proceedure are about 20 pages long so it is far too complex to descripe here (I have a 1200 or so page book that has been written on the subject). You need to have a degree, or the equivalent of a US Bachelor's degree, to qualify for an H-1B visa. Additionally, all H-1B numbers for fiscal year 2006 have been exhausted. It would be impossible to apply for an H-1B with a start date before October 1, 2006 at this point unless the company is exempt or you hold a Master's Degree or higher from a U.S. University.