Can I hold B2 VISA along with H1B at the same time

Asked about 1 year ago - Hoffman Estates, IL

I have filed H1B petition this year which will be valid in october.But before that I am getting my parents in USA on B2 for medical treatment and will accompany them on B2 VISA.

My question : Can I change my status from B2 to H1B in october.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . It is possible, but probably not advisable.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes, visa only determine the status in which you enter every time you do.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Only if your employer files for a change of status.

    Your employer needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise them, and handle the case. Your employer can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.

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

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