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kriativp
05-14-2010, 06:17 PM
Hi,
I was on H1b till July 2009 but was job less for 1yr (from july 2008 to july 2009). so i had to go back and got H4 stamped. Am now in US with H4 status. I want to go for a conversion from H4 to H1b. Is it possible to do now? When i asked my previous employer, he said i need a employee letter for the conversion.

I do no understand, unless i do a job i will not get a employee letter... then how can i apply for conversion?
Should i have to apply for a fress h1 quota?

Kindly suggest.

Regards
KP

hibworker
05-14-2010, 07:23 PM
You should first get a job. Once you have a job, your new employer will apply for H4 to H1 conversion. You will not be counted against the quota for up to 1 year after you left H1 status.

kriativp
05-15-2010, 08:25 AM
but am in H4 status, can i apply for jobs ? is that leagal?

h1-b forever
05-17-2010, 10:36 AM
but am in H4 status, can i apply for jobs ? is that leagal?

Get a job where someone will sponsor you, and you can get on H1