Can an H1-B visa holder seek a university degree ?

Asked about 1 year ago - San Antonio, TX

I'm a PhD student on F-1 visa, I've got a job offer to be on H1-B. My university told me if I switched to H1B, I can no longer seek my PhD program. Rather, I can take "incidental" classes that are related to my work, thus it will be a violation of my visa if I defend my dissertation and get my PhD degree even though if I study part-time. Is that true ?

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  1. Aneliya M. Angelova

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    Answered . Generally, you should be able to study on a part-time basis but please schedule an appointment with an immigration lawyer, so she/he can evaluate all of the facts and give you advice. Aren't your Phd classes related to yout work?

  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Yes, provided they continue to maintain their H-1B status.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. John K Lassen

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    Answered . Aneliya laid it out the best

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    John Lassen 1-877-252-4630

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