I am currently on H4 visa and have been enrolled here for MS since March 27th, 2017. This course requires the students to work full time/part time as a part of their curriculum. So I am changing my status to F1. I have the following questions:
1. Since getting a change of status from USA itself takes more time, given the current scenario with immigration laws, is it advisable to get the stamping done from outside USA, like from Canada or some other neighbouring country?
2. This is my first masters in USA. I already have an MBA and work experience from India.
Can this current enrollment in MS (which requires us to work on CPT) here pose any problem in my H1B application next year?
Have you determined you cannot do this on an H4? If so, then whether you wish to file to change status or consular process depends on your timing needs. Having CPT does not disqualify a person from getting an H1b.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
1) Neighboring country has no obligation to entertain the application
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1) Not likely to change the outcome
2) yes it could
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