I am a student with F1 visa and few weeks ago my wife came to US with B2 visa. we got married this summer and we do have marriage certificate as well. Can she convert her B2 visa into F2. Both of us have clean status with immigration.
I agree with my colleague. Contact the international student advisor at your college regarding your options. You might run into minor issues because of her B2 status, but if you have enough documentation, you should be OK.
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I suggest talking to your foreign student adviser .... using a B ... when she could have/should have gotten an F-2 back home could be a 'minor' issue.
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I agree with my colleagues. The Designated School Official (DSO)/International Student Advisor should be able to clear up your situation. If not, you can always contact an immigration lawyer directly, whether myself or one of my colleagues. If you appreciate the time spent preparing this answer, kindly consider marking it BEST ANSWER or HELPFUL. Also, please be sure to read my disclaimer below. Good luck to you.
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I would not seek change of status unless I have consulted with an experienced immigration attorney.
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