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M1 to H1 or F1

Postby amarendranadh » Sat, 24 May 2008 04:27:04 -0500

Dear Chung

I came to US for Pilot training on M1 Visa. As school is not doing good and I transfered to another school. But the old school is not refunding my money back. So I approached Superior court for refund.

As I have MBA and 5+ yrs exp. I would like to change my visa to H1.

Please show me a way

Thank you for considering

Regards
Amar
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Re: M1 to H1 or F1

Postby Bobby Chung » Sat, 24 May 2008 05:35:49 -0500

First, you need to find an employer willing to sponsor you for an H-1B visa. The job should be related to your MBA degree. The H-1B quota for this year has run out, unfortunately. You have to wait until next fiscal year, which starts on October 1, 2009. The employer needs to file your H-1B petition on April 1, 2008 when Immigration begins accepting H-1B petitions for the next fiscal year. If you are selected in the H-1B lottery and your petition is approved, then you may begin working for the H-1B employer on October 1, 2009. You should plan well ahead to maximize your chances of obtaining an H-1B visa.

For more information regarding the H-1B visa, visit this link: http://bccvisalaw.com/h1b-visa-h1b-transfer.php
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Re: M1 to H1 or F1

Postby amarendranadh » Mon, 26 May 2008 07:44:21 -0500

Dear Chung

Good to see your reply. As I don't have chances to get H1b Now, can I change my M1 Visa to F1 ? Is it possible ?
Thanks for considering

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Re: M1 to H1 or F1

Postby Bobby Chung » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:51:39 -0500

Unfortunately, the law does not permit changing status from M-1 to F-1 student in the U.S. To study in F-1 status, you need to apply for an F-1 visa at a U.S. Embassy abroad.
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M1 to F1 Change of School

Postby De2unjee » Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:03:54 -0500

Hello,
I am currently attending a school in the USA towards getting my A&P license on an M-1 Visa. Unfortunately I have been here a few months (less than 6) and have found the school is not as advertised. This current school cost about $50,000 which to me now comes off as a ridiculous amount to be paying just to receive my A&P without taking advantage of the benefits to the locals as an international student. I found a new school though but this is a community college and much cheaper which takes F-1 students. Is there a way to carry out my change of school and visa status without having to leave the country as a result of travel expenses?

Thanks
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