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Old 05-16-2007, 10:57 PM
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Kaplan -- They give 6 months I-20 but freaking expensive (3 grand)
Where did you get this info? I am registered to take IGRE course with Kaplan at NY center. It costs total $1,700. Speak to a DSO at Kaplan - they seem to have more info than the people directly answering the phones.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:45 PM
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Thanks zico. But how long is your I-20 valid?

Yeh people answering the phone aint so good, unfortunately.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:59 PM
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Kaplan I-20 is valid for 6 months. For Admission Letter take copies of your old I-20's, I-94, Visa, passport and insurance (if any). And also a credit card with high limit. Best of luck!
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:30 PM
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Default Applying for I-485 and transfer to F1

My PD became current in the June visa bulletin. But, my husband is planning to join a school in August and will transfer from H1 to F1. If we apply for the third stage, will that interfere with his F1 adjustment of status? F1 being a non-immigrant visa, will this pose a problem for us?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:02 PM
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HI Guys,

Does anyone have info on transferring from university to k-12 schools? job related to IT in both places. If anyone has a link to USCIS article please post.

In need of desperate help.

THanks a million
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:38 PM
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I applied for I485 in F1 status along with my spouse.
The lawyer said it wont be any problem at all.
I also read some where in Murthys discussion that it is okay.

But you have to remember that your spouse should not travel with out advance parole. He should never travel on F1. If he travels on F1 his case will be abandoned.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:45 PM
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Thanks much Zico. You have been very helpful.

One last query, last one I promise:

You got an I-20 for six months but the duration of the GRE course is just 2 months, right?
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My spouse application was not selected in Lottery . Want to try the quota exemt category ..she had skills in IT with Phd in mathematics
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:30 PM
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Default F1 rejection on "intent to immigrate"

Meghna, Thanks for your reply.
But the problem is, my husband will get his F1 only in August. Right now, he is on H1. So basically, if his 485 application goes in before his F1 comes through, they will perceive it as an "intent to immigrate" and reject it, right?
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:05 PM
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Meghna, Thanks for your reply.
But the problem is, my husband will get his F1 only in August. Right now, he is on H1. So basically, if his 485 application goes in before his F1 comes through, they will perceive it as an "intent to immigrate" and reject it, right?
As far as I know, you are quite right. If 485 is processed the immigrant intent is established and that will be basis for USCIS to reject F1.

One question though. Why does he need to go to F1 anyways if applying for 485?
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IGRE course is 12 weeks in duration. But I-20 is for 6 months. The DSO at Kaplan will explain it in details once you are ready to sign up. But these courses fill up pretty fast. Talk to them quick and you can reserve a seat in class with a $200 deposit. I did that because my old college took a long time to transfer my I-20.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:20 PM
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Meghna, Thanks for your reply.
But the problem is, my husband will get his F1 only in August. Right now, he is on H1. So basically, if his 485 application goes in before his F1 comes through, they will perceive it as an "intent to immigrate" and reject it, right?
I read somewhere that they will reject F1 if you are in 485 status. The best thing to do is call up the office of International Students and ask them.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:09 PM
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Default F1 and H1 mess - advise needed

All,

I have an offer to join a US company and to apply for H1B1 visa (H1B1 still has quota). I also am waiting on an MBA waitlist and would have to apply for F1 if accepted. I would choose MBA over work.

Now the company wants me to process H1 visa before I have time to get a reply from the MBA school. Can I submit application for H1B1, and in the process, if I get accepted to do an MBA, apply for an F1 and stop the H1B1 process?

In another scenario, if I get H1B1 documents from US and before I go for a H1B1 visa stamp at the US embassy, and I also get the I-20 (F1 requirement), do I still have the choice of stamping a F1 visa instead of the H1B1?

This is really confusing. Hopefully someone has experience and can advise.
Much appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:02 PM
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Default OPT application

Hi Guys,
I applied for OPT on March 26th. I have my receipt, but still waiting on OPT card. as it says my case is still pending. I applied for H1B on 3rd May (University Job), as it does not fall under Quota. I went for premium processing and I dont have any word for that too.
I have already graduated and its almost 50 days since I applied for OPT. can I ask for the temporary work authorization from them.
do I have any other means to speed up my process. How long can I stay without status.

Vicky Mody
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Default I'm tensed , might need some good news here

Hi guys, I have a pretty complicated problem..I worked on CPT for past three months.I aplied for OPT in Feb and start date was may 12th. I still didnt get my card. Its on the way.

Now my problem is like my grades were already too bad.like if we get 3 C grades i wont get masters from my university. I alredy had 2 and now third one in my internship.Can my university cancle my OPT.What should i do if they cancle it , because I'm already working for a consultant in a pretty good project for a nice pay.I dont want to loose it.any advice will be appreciated.


thanks in advance
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