Can I change my status from F1 to J1?

Asked about 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

I am on OPT right now which expires on July,19th. Can I change my status to J1? Will I have enough time and should I leave the country?
Many thanks

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . As long as you file by July 19th, you can do it.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Ji Min Kim

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    Answered . I agree. You can change status at this point.

  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . If you have a J-1 sponsor, then a change of status can be filed. Estimated processing times are always as posted on the USCIS website.

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

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