Under F-1(OPT) status, expire in Feb, 2013, plus grace period, legal to stay untill Apr, 2013. Plan to file HIB PT in Apr, 2013. Still want to work legally during Feb-Apr, 2013, even without pay, can I file for change of Status from F1 - B1? How can I put the reason for COS? Thanks a lot.
Yes, you can apply for change to B1.
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i believe that the uscis has a policy on that which could allow you to stay on a b2 visa provided you have the means. you really should go see a business immigration attorney in the city, such as jonathon avirom. good luck
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Yes, you may and you need to see immigration attorney for this.
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You cannot work, paid or unpaid once your OPT expires and will not be able to work until October 1, assuming your H-1b has been approved by then. Changing status to B-1 does not change that. B-1 is for conducting business in the US from a foreign country.
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Yes, you can file for a B ... but NO WORK ... not even 'work' without pay will be permitted until the H becomes active on October 1, 2013.
Talk to your foreign student adviser and an immigration lawyer to see if B is the best option for you.
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Yes you can. You just need to explain why you would like to stay longer, that you will return to your home country and that you have money o support yourself here.
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