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I am on l2 and wanted to convert to f1 to. Do masters

Phoenix, AZ |

Currently my visa status is l2 and wanted to do MS .So if I do MS in distances basis will that allow me to get converted to f1 and will be still eligible for all benefits as f1 do.

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The answer to this depends on whether the educational institution is an SEVP Certified School by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You can search using the link below. Even, then, you will need to check with the institution to determine if the program you are interested in qualifies for F-1 student status.

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Talk to the school you are planning to attend. Their student advisor should be able to help you.

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You can do it. But, I wouldn't recommend it

With L-2 you can go to class ... and usually get resident tuition ... not so with F-1.

With L-2 you can get an EAD and work anywhere ... not so with F-1.

I suggest you re-think this idea.

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No. Student status requires actual classroom time.

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