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FAQ

Can we convert an H4 visa to an F1 visa?
In general, it is possible to change status from H-4 to F-1 provided that you have the appropriate (I-20) documentation from the school you intend to attend.Note that H-4 is a dual intent visa, but F-1 is not, as a result, you may be denied the change of status if USCIS concludes that you have immigrant intent.Note also that change of status only applies while you are in the United States. If you are not in the United States and have a currently valid H-4 visa, but wish to obtain an F-1 visa, you must simply apply for an (entirely new) F-1 visa. While you can reuse some of the documentary evidence you collected for the H-4 visa for the F-1 application, it will be a new application.
How do I file change of Status within USA from H4 to F1?
Here’s your answer: Here are the things you will need.First of all an acceptance from an accredited school, a copy of the acceptance letter and a copy of a signed I-20 stating your department and your duration of status as a student. You will need to inform the school of your intention to change status from H1B to F1. Sign the Student Attestation section.And since you will be changing status, you will need to fill out an I-539 form (instructions here) and take out your check book for a hefty $370 filing fee, made payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. There may also be an additional $85 for biometrics. USCIS will reach out to you as to when and where you should show up for giving up your fingerprints, retina scan, hair sample, blood and perhaps one of your kidneys. And do you really need two lungs??And in the spirit of keeping up with expenses, write out another check for your I-901 SEVIS Fee. See here for payment. Send the copy of the receipt.And as if it was not already clear from your ability to drop a couple of hundreds, at the drop of USCIS hat, you will also need to produce finance support documents making them believe that you will be sufficiently loaded throughout the duration of your study.You need to submit a copy of your I-94 (you can print out an electronic copy).Photocopies of all your I-797 (Approval Notices), current and previous. Your I-797 will reflect the period since when you have been legal to work.Photocopies of your Passport, including your H1B visa page. Keep a copy of your expired passport, if any. Comes in handy if the dates in any of your forms are relevant to the validity period of your previous passport.While you are at it, send in copies of all immigration documents you’ve had • EAD, etc.Write a letter explaining your change of heart. Why school? Why now?Pay stubs from your current job and a letter verifying your employment from your current employer.A letter of support from your would-be adviser at your would-be school, helps.And finally, get all your documents (I-94 et al) prepared for your dependents, if any.Once all your paperwork is ready and copies are shelved in your folder for your bookkeeping, you should send in your documents (Read for address):[For US Postal Services • Express or Slow Coach]USCISP.O. Box 660166Dallas, TX 75266And[For Courier]USCISATTN: I-5392501 S. State Highway 121 BusinessSuite 400Lewisville, TX 75067Reference: H1B to F1 US Visa: Change of status and processing time | MBA Crystal Ball
U.S. Immigration: Can you file for I-539 (from F1-OPT to H4) and H4-EAD, when your H1B petition is under process?
I totally agree with attorney Rizzo's answer. Current regulations allow certain students with pending or approved H-1B petitions to remain in F-1 status during the period of time where an F-1 student’s status and work authorization would otherwise expire, and up to the start of their approved H-1B employment period, so it means automatic extension until September 30.This is referred to as filling the “cap gap”, meaning the regulations pra way of filling the “gap” between F-1 and H-1B status that might otherwise occur if F-1 status was not extended for qualifying students. An interim final rule published in the Federal Register last year authorized a cap gap extension for eligible students. See 73 FR 18944 (April 8, 2022. “Extending Period of Optional Practical Training by 17 Months for F-1 Non-immigrant Students With STEM Degrees and Expanding Cap-Gap Relief for All F-1 Students With Pending H-1B Petitions.”http://www.iv-law.com/immigratio...
How will USCIS• latest policy of "notice to appear"affect the change of status? My H4 to F1 (I-539) is pending since 4 months now.
As long as your H4 remains valid, there shouldn’t be an issue. If F1 is approved, you become a student. If F1 is denied, you will continue on H4. If however your H4 expires and F1 is denied, you may be subject to an NTA because you went out of legal status. On the other hand, if you do encounter the latter situation, you are out of status anyway.With lack of clarity on this new policy, it is time that’ll tell what this truly means.
Can I leave the country while my I-539 application (H4 to F1) is still under review? Can I still come back on an H4 visa?
If you leave while an I-539 application is pending, your application will be considered abandoned and denied. When you come back on the H-4 visa, you will need to re-file the I-539. Your other option is to apply for the F-1 visa while abroad and re-enter on the F-1 visa. If the F-1 visa is denied, you can still return on an H-4 visa.
Can I change to F1 status while L1B to H4 i-539 application is still under process and pending?
I submitted form i539 to USCIS to change from L1B to H4 COS. After being a week, still waiting on the receipt numberMeanwhile, there is a curriculum I am interested to enroll into starting on 25th September. Is there a way I can make it to that? Considering, H4 is yet to be approved.
How do I go about to file for I 539 change of status from H1 to H4? My H1 expires in June. Hope I have sufficient time if I start now.?
You need to file the I-539 before the H-1B status expires. It doesn't have to be approved before the H-1B expires, just filed.
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