Can US citizen spouse with visitor visa attend school?

Asked about 1 year ago - San Francisco, CA

A US citizen spouse, received graduate school admission offer as international student, entered US with b1/b2 visa, will file change of status to permanent resident in the US later, can she attend graduate program on b1/b2 visa now? will it affect her change of status later?

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  1. Anu Gupta

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    Answered . Tourists are not allowed to attend school. Your spouse will need to file for your green card before you can go to school in the US.

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  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Is this 'spouse' a US citizen or not?

    If this person is in the US on a tourist visa ... NO a tourist can not attend school.

    If you're thinking of filing for an adjustment of status ... and that was the intention when she entered the US .. TALK TO A LAWYER before you file anything.

    There are issues regarding her having 'hidden' immigrant intent when she entered and/or got the visa ... that's a nice word for 'fraud'.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  3. Irene Vaisman

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    Answered . Your question does not make a lot of sense but I guess a short answer, a person who has a tourist visa cannot attend school without first changing status.

    Irene Vaisman, Esq. 11 Broadway, Suite 615 New York, NY 10004 (646) 253-0516 This is not legal advice and a... more

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