View Full Version : B2 Visa extension and B2-H1 OR B2 -F1 Transfer

01-04-2009, 06:04 PM
I would like to find out the following information on behalf of a family friend.

1) Individual in question has a B'com degree from India with 7 yrs working experience. She arrived in US in September 2008 on a 10 yr multiple entry B2 visa and was given 6 months stay at POE so until March 2009.

2) She has been offered a job by company A who has a job for her and is willing to sponsor her for an H1. She is planning on applying for her H1 in April when the quota opens.

3) Since she cant apply for her H1 until April 1st and it will be a few days after that till she knows if she gets selected in her lottery she also plans to apply for B2 visa extension before her visa expired in March. Her lawyer is telling her that there is very high sucess rate of B2 visa extension.

4) If her extension is granted for another 6 months she will have chance to stay until Septembner 2009. If she does not get selected in H1 lottery can she apply for admission to an MBA program for Fall 2009 semester and request change of status from B2 to F1 ? What is the sucess rate for B2 -F1 change ?


01-05-2009, 04:26 PM
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