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F2 To H4 Visa Change Of Status Questions

Discussion in 'Nonimmigrant Visa Applications' started by GdnMaximus, May 27, 2016.

  1. GdnMaximus

    GdnMaximus New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am on F1 OPT currently and my H1b petition got approved May 26th, 2016(yesterday). My wife lives with me in the U.S on F2 visa. I have below questions,

    1.) What is the process to apply for F2 to H4 Change of Status?
    2.) Is there a way to apply online?
    3.) I believe the earliest date of H1b visa to kick off is October 1, 2017. Hence, before Oct 1 my wife's H4 should be approved or else she has to leave country, correct?
    4.) I know the approval time is case by case basis, but I just want to know, am I late for applying H4?

  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Your wife's application for H4 status should be approved routinely. Unless it is denied (highly doubtful), she will not go out of status no matter when it is approved. As soon as she receives her approval, she may apply for an EAD.

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