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Hi Team,I am on h1b...
Hi Team,I am on h1b visa, my wife and son is on h4 visa, my wife want to apply for MS and get f1 visa.If my wife got f1 visa, can I convert my sons visa from h4 to f2 visa as a dependent for my wife?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do I need to submit application to uscis to convert his visa from h4 to f2 visa?
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Remember that I don't get credit for doing my job if you do not give me a positive rating. Kindly do so by going to the top of this page and clicking on 4 or 5 stars. Thank you!ANSWER 2: You don’t convert a visa inside the US. They apply for a change of status from H4 to F1 and F2Please do not forget to give me credit now. Thank you!
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Means as soon as my wife gets f1 visa, his visa will be changed to f2 status automatically?
Even if my wife gets OPT also he can continue on f2 visa or he is going to continue as OPT dependent?
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Kindly do not forget to give me credit for helping you. I’m sure that working on your H1B, you want to get credit for the job you do. I am no different. You can still ask questions once you’ve given a rating. This way, I am assured that you will not forget later.ANSWER: No, your child’s status does not change automatically with hot mother. Your wife needs to file for a change of status for herself to F-1, and she needs to file for a change of status for your child to F-2. Two separate applications.OPT in a not a status. It is Optional Practical Training while on F-1 status. So the child remains on F-2 while his mom is on F-1 doing OPT.I hope that answers your questions. Please remember to give me credit for doing my job by clicking on 4 or 5 stars at the top of your screen.A BONUS is also appreciated if you feel I've earned one today. And remember, you can still ask follow-up questions if you need to.If you want to talk on the phone, I am available to do that for an additional fee.And if you have new questions in the future, you should write FOR JAMES in the question. That way, I become your personal Professional.Thank you!
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