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  • H1B to F1 and back to H1B

    Hi all,

    I am currently on H1B which is valid until Sept 2015. I got laid-off and my last day with the current employer is Nov 24th 2014.

    Not having found a job related to my experience/field, I plan to buy some more time by going to F1 visa. (This is by enrolling for 12 units in a certificate program at UCSC - extension.) The Winter semester starts on January 3rd 2015 and my courses in the following weeks.

    My question is :

    1. Once I have my I-20 from the school (I expect to have the I -20 before Nov 24th 2014), Can I file for a change of status from H1 to F1 and stay legally in the US?

    2. How much time do I have after Nov 24th 2014 file a change of status. In other words, how many days am I allowed to stay legally after the 24th?

    2. Since I already have H1B which is good until 2015 - After moving to F1, If I find a job ( say in Feb 2015), can the employer file change of VISA F1 to H1B and hire me? OR I need to go through the H1B CAP ?

    Appreciate any help/inputs/advises.

    Thank you !

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (Nov 4th)


      • #4
        1 yes
        2 u can not stay after they with draw u r h1 .. If they with draw ur status then u can not file cos ..
        3 nope u dont need to go for cap again if u r previous h1 was cap subjected h1


        • #5
          you have 60 days to change status to F1 or to find another employer


          • #6
            There is no grace period for h1 ..
            U will have no status after termination of h1 status ..


            • #7
              After h1 revoke we still have 60 days to leave the country ! I checked with attorney last month !


              • #8
                Hi guys one it necessary to apply Change of status when the person h1 ends in 2015 and he/she still have valid F1 visa till 2016 or else simply one can get I 20 and continue education after his/her h1 expiration in 2015


                • #9
                  Yes ....................


                  • #10
                    Can u please let me know which technology u r working and location?


                    • #11
                      I have a f1 valid for 2.5 more years
                      Can I get an i20 and come on that.
                      I m in India for more than 5 months
                      Also, I have a valid opt till july end 2015


                      • #12
                        Hi, i am looking for change of status from H1 to f1. I have few questions on this.

                        Can we stay legally on receipt notice for change of status?