I heard that , to apply for a change of status to HB , for a 4 dependent , the dependent should stay in the US for at least 1 year before filing this change of status . Is this true ? If not , is there any such kind of time constraint to apply for a change of status ?
If you are asking about going from H-4 to H-1B, there is no waiting period required. You can file right away.
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The earliest that an H-1B petition can be filed is April 1. The earliest that the change of status can be effective is October 1.
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