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02-09-2007, 01:08 PM
some body told me that if you are on H1B1 then you can not file for greencard. is it true?
I am on H1B1 and I have approved I-140.
I didnt knew the difference between H1b and H1B1.
Please help, I am so frustrated.
02-09-2007, 01:20 PM
02-09-2007, 01:30 PM
This is from
In previous years, INS made a distinction between H-1B1 (Specialty Occupation) and H-1B2 (Fashion Model). These days they've dropped the distinction-- specialty occupation workers and fashion models get identical approval notices, indicating simply "H-1B." The H-1B1/H-1B2 distinction is gone, for all intents and purposes.
H-1B visa status allows "dual intent," i.e. the intent to work temporarily in the U.S. and return home at the end of the H-1B period, plus the intent to apply for a green card (and not return home), should the opportunity become available. In other words, H-1B visa holders can pursue a green card with no adverse effects. Many of the other visa categories (e.g. F-1 student, B-1/B-2 visitor, and even E-2 treaty investor) allow only "non-immigrant intent." Having applied for a green card or abandoned one's residence abroad can be grounds for denial of one of these visas.
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