Immigration Issues/j1 to h1b

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I would like to know If I can go from J1 visa to H1b visa? and  If I can go from a J1 visa job to another J1 visa job in a different institution.


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Sylvia,
You can change to J-1 visa to H-1 visa provided you are not subject to the 2 year foreign residency requirement. To move to another another institution on J you need to talk to your program advisor, they would need to authorize it and note it on the SEVIS database. There is also a requirement that it must be in the same category. (there are some exceptions to this rule)

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Ramasamy Krishnan
www.ashleykrishnan.com

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Ramasamy Krishnan

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Immigration particularly business immigration and National Interest Waivers.

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I have over 7 years of experience in all facets of immigration law. Specifically focusing on filing of National Interest Waivers (NIW), Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers/Professors petitions for Ph.D's and other advanced degree professionals. I have also assisted clients in numerous PERM, H-1b, L and other nonimmigrant visa applications. I am a partner at the law firm Ashley & Krishnan, www.ashleykrishnan.com

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