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  • Transferring from H1B to F1

    Hi-

    I am planning to PhD programe in a reputed university and was wondering if somewhere we have steps laid out for converting from H1B to F1. The university would be issuing an I-20 but is that equivalent to an F1 visa or do I need to file something on my own? My H1B is valid till late 2014.

    Thanks and appreciate your suggestion and guidance.

    Regards-
    Santosh.

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    As far as I know if you are still working you can use the H1B. If not then you need the F1. My friend did the same and after the i-20 file for COS,,,

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      Originally posted by santoshgpt View Post
      Hi-

      I am planning to PhD programe in a reputed university and was wondering if somewhere we have steps laid out for converting from H1B to F1. The university would be issuing an I-20 but is that equivalent to an F1 visa or do I need to file something on my own? My H1B is valid till late 2014.

      Thanks and appreciate your suggestion and guidance.

      Regards-
      Santosh.
      Get your I-20 and do a change of status by filing I-539 change of status form. If you need help give us a call at 5107425877
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