My wife is on H4 visa and applied to a university and will be changing her status to F1. We learned that she is a pregnant now.
can my wife take a break during her studies on F1 and after pregnancy continue her studies again on F1?
Let me know if there a defined process already for this.
She is required to remain in status and comply with the minimum credit hour requirements when she is on an F-1. Talk with the international student department at her school and see what they say. Some will allow her to maintain full time student status while she takes some time off or reduce her credit hours. There is no real defined process.
If you are a US citizen, then you need to consult with an immigration attorney about adjusting her status to a conditional resident. This will reduce hassle for her and you in the long run.
An immigration attorney can help you out either way. I would consult with one ASAP.
She needs to talk with her DSO, as that person is responsible for her F-1. Her other option is to change back to H-4, provided you are still in valid H-1B.
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