Could someone help me out to find what are the documents I should submit for a COS from H4 to F1? Also if I am filing my I-539 online, do I still need to mail any supporting documents? If so, what are they? Do I really need a lawyer for this? Can I do it myself?
Thanks for your help.
I am right now on H4 visa. I have got admission for MS from Fall. I am now planning to apply for a change of status. It would be of great help if you could answer my questions.
1) How long generally does it take for the status to change
2) When will I be eligible to work off campus, do internships. I have heard that you need to be on F1 visa for at least 2 semesters to be eligible to work in companies. When will I be counted to be on F1? Is it the day I file for change of status or is it when the status change is completed.
Thanks a lot!
1) I got mine in 4 months, but I started my course being on H4
2) I do not think F1 student is eligible to work off campus unless you have OPT/CPT, which depends on your course and school
When I received my COS approval notice, it has approval date on it, so I would consider that would be my starting date on F1
Good luck !
My daughter has a pending F1. she changed status from H4. However, the school started charging her with an International student rate without having an approved F1 visa yet. Is there a particular law that says that she can still use her H4 status and therefore be still charged of resident tuition fee. Please help. I am making an appeal at the school about her tuition fee.
I am about to apply my COS from H4 to F1, just got my !-20 for this Fall season... I just wanted a little help on the Letter of Intent which we need to send to USCIS... what should be the best way to explain - 'why I want to change the status since we can study on H4 too, if I mention the CPT and OPT - it would be a negative I guess... and only assistantship, they'll not gona buy this.. isn't it?
Please help me with your experience.
Hi could anyone please help me on the letter as mentioned in my below post...
I am too planning to joining the university in the year 2014. I am wondering since I have two years of masters degree, is there anyway I can stay on my current H4 visa for the first year and than change the status to F1 for the second year so I can take advantage of OPT. would it be possible at all????
highly appreciate your help.