Originally Posted by unseenguy
Ok, those are permanent residency steps, from your reply its obvious you have not filed them. Applying F1 in home country gives you flexibility to travel outside USA at will. Change of status can be frowned on by consulates later. Since you will be stuck for 2-3 years in studies, its best to use stamp from home country.
I thought of applying for a change of status now and get the F1 visa stamping when i visit home country in December, 2009.
In this scenario my problem is, since my job ends on june 30 and I apply for transfer in the first week of July. I am worried about my status during the time the transfer application is pending and I am unemployed. Would you know if it will be a problem ?
Thank you for your time. Hel