What kind of attorney I need and how much money I need to pay from start to end?

Asked over 1 year ago - Brookings, SD

I am studying in US in F1 status. I am wondering if there is any way to switch to any other status with work permit (e.g. H1B). Please note, I don’t have the OPT. I would appreciate your free advice. Thanks.

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  1. Gintare Grigaite

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    Answered . The H1B cap has been reached for this year already, unless you would fall under an exception. Therefore, you must consult with experienced immigration attorney about your options.

    Contact immigration lawyer Gintare Grigaite, Esq. of Grigaite & Abdelsayed, LLC at 201-471-7989, located in New... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Your employer would need an immigration attorney. The earliest that an H-1B can be filed is April 1, 2014. The earliest that you could be on H-1B is October 1, 2014.

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

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    Answered . The only H-1B visas available are for workers of 'exempt' organizations.

    Talk to your foreign student adviser ... s/he should be able to give you the names of some immigration attorneys that you can talk to for a reasonable fee ... many of us do consultations with Skype.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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