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My daughter came to USA in Jan 2004 on F1 Visa to do her MS,which she has yet to complete. We have selected an US-based Indian groom,having a H1B Visa. Can she marry him? If so, which is the most favourable State? What will be her visa status?  

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Hi,

After marriage, your daughter can either maintain her F-1 status, or change status to H-4. The advantage of changing status to H-4 is that she can discontinue her studies if she wishes. The advantage of maintaining F-1 status is that she can work part-time on campus, and  receive OPT after graduation.

The state where the marriage takes place is not relevant.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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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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