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L1/H1 to F1 visa conversion with an approved I140 ?

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New post 07 May 2014, 16:16
Hello all,

So, after conquering two of my top 2 choice schools, now there is a bigger hurdle it seems.
I am currently on H1 visa and my employer had filed for an I140 sometime back which got approved. Now, am not really concerned about the Green Card at all, as longer term want to work in India.
But, since my company had filed for an I140, it looks like it shows immigration intent and hence conversion to F1 might be an issue. There was an interesting post last year by a successful applicant : h1-f1-conversion-general-student-visa-questions-87958-120.html#p1022496

Wanted to check how many people have gone through this process and does it really kill the whole risk? Can't think of any alternative than what is outlined here. Seems like many students went through the above process, but didn't report whether they were successful or not. Do you know of any seniors who can chime in with their experience?
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Hello all,

So, after conquering two of my top 2 choice schools, now there is a bigger hurdle it seems.
I am currently on H1 visa and my employer had filed for an I140 sometime back which got approved. Now, am not really concerned about the Green Card at all, as longer term want to work in India.
But, since my company had filed for an I140, it looks like it shows immigration intent and hence conversion to F1 might be an issue. There was an interesting post last year by a successful applicant : h1-f1-conversion-general-student-visa-questions-87958-120.html#p1022496

Wanted to check how many people have gone through this process and does it really kill the whole risk? Can't think of any alternative than what is outlined here. Seems like many students went through the above process, but didn't report whether they were successful or not. Do you know of any seniors who can chime in with their experience?

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New post 20 Mar 2015, 13:12
Hello - I have the same question as you had.

I was wondering what you have done in terms of visa. Let us know!


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seattleindian wrote:
Hello all,

So, after conquering two of my top 2 choice schools, now there is a bigger hurdle it seems.
I am currently on H1 visa and my employer had filed for an I140 sometime back which got approved. Now, am not really concerned about the Green Card at all, as longer term want to work in India.
But, since my company had filed for an I140, it looks like it shows immigration intent and hence conversion to F1 might be an issue. There was an interesting post last year by a successful applicant : h1-f1-conversion-general-student-visa-questions-87958-120.html#p1022496

Wanted to check how many people have gone through this process and does it really kill the whole risk? Can't think of any alternative than what is outlined here. Seems like many students went through the above process, but didn't report whether they were successful or not. Do you know of any seniors who can chime in with their experience?

Bump !
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New post 20 Dec 2018, 10:08
Was anyone of you successful in going from H1B to F1? what process did you follow
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