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  • Can I have a valid H-1B and F-1 visa at the same time? In my case, I'm currently working on a H-1B visa and seeking to get a F-1 visa for my further studies. Is it possible to continue working part-time along with my graduate studies?
    Can I have a valid H-1B and F-1 visa at the same time? In my case, I'm currently working on a H-1B visa and seeking to get a F-1 visa for my further studies. Is it possible to continue working part-time along with my graduate studies?

    You may not need to change your status to an F1. You may pursue further studies while on an H1B visa as long as the primary purpose for your being in the U.S. is the H1B employment. You can also work ...

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  • How Does Divorce Impact Immigration Status?
    How Does Divorce Impact Immigration Status?

    In 2016, 81,486 immigrant (i.e. “green card”) visas (IR-1) were granted to spouses of U.S. citizens. Another 51,979 conditional green card visas (CR-1) were granted to spouses who had been married to ...

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  • What happens when I get laid off while I am on an H1-B visa? I have an H1-B visa and I am working full time. What happens if I get laid off one fine day? Do I need to go back to my country immediately? Or can I get status for a time frame to search for job
    What happens when I get laid off while I am on an H1-B visa? I have an H1-B visa and I am working full time. What happens if I get laid off one fine day? Do I need to go back to my country immediately? Or can I get status for a time frame to search for job

    If you lost your job while on an H1B visa, you would technically be out of visa status. However, many H1B visa holders lose their jobs and stay here until they find their next job. Depending on how ...

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  • 7 Things the White House Is Hoping You Won't Notice About the Trump Immigration Policy
    7 Things the White House Is Hoping You Won't Notice About the Trump Immigration Policy

    Last week, Donald Trump announced that the administration was ready to work with Congress to “…ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American ...

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  • 5 Things to Know About Removing the Conditions on Your Green Card
    5 Things to Know About Removing the Conditions on Your Green Card

    Certain immigrants are granted permanent residence on a conditional basis. A conditional green card is valid for two years only (versus a permanent green card which is valid indefinitely). The most ...

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  • Can one person apply for both the H1B Visa and a NIW based Green card at the same time?
    Can one person apply for both the H1B Visa and a NIW based Green card at the same time?

    Yes, you can apply for both at the same time. They are two separate processes. The H1B visa is also a “dual intent” visa, which means that permanent residency can be pursued in conjunction with an H1B ...

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