H1B Laid off, Can I switch to H4 and later back to H1?

Asked 12 months ago - Atlanta, GA

Currently in my 8th year, have an approved I140 and H1B until March 2015. My spouse is working on his EAD. Can I switch on B2 or H4 visa and then reclaim my H1B visa once I find another employer?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . You can only change to H-4 status if your spouse is maintaining H-1B status.

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more

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