My husband is on J1 and is exempt from 2 year home residency requirement. I am on J2. Can i change the status to h1b if an employer is willing to hire me? What is the best approach if change of status is possible? Thanks
Yes, a prospective employer can petition you and seek to change your status in the USA if petition ultimately approved. You will need to maintain valid J-2 status until then, namely October 1, 2015.
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Yes you can if your prospective employer filed for you.
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