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J-1 To O-1 Visa Conversion

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J-1 To O-1 Visa Conversion

Postby Cedrych » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:45 am

Hi,

I gone through your forum and happy to see your expertise on various subjects. I am currently on J-1 visa and subjected to 212(E) rule. I have already applied for waiver and now processing at dept. of state. My visa stamp in passport was expired but always my DS-2019 was active. Recently I got chance to move from university to industry on O-1 visa. I am planning to convert to O-1 visa without obtaining J-1 waiver. Is am I able to change my status in third country(like Canada) or I have to go back to home country(India) to change my status from J-1 to O-1 visa?. I really appreciate your answer.

thanks, Raghunath
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J-1 To O-1 Visa Conversion

Postby Wokaihwokomas » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:54 am

Raghunath,

That is a good option.  If you are stuck with the residency requirment, O-1 is the best option for you.  You can change from J1 to O1 after the O1 is approved other countries and not have to go home to India.  I have helped numerous people do this.  

Good Luck

Mark Ashley

www.ashleykrishnan.com
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J-1 To O-1 Visa Conversion

Postby Bell » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:05 am

Hi,

I gone through your forum and happy to see your expertise on various subjects. I am currently on J-1 visa and subjected to 212(E) rule. I have already applied for waiver and now processing at dept. of state. My visa stamp in passport was expired but always my DS-2019 was active. Recently I got chance to move from university to industry on O-1 visa. I am planning to convert to O-1 visa without obtaining J-1 waiver. Is am I able to change my status in third country(like Canada) or I have to go back to home country(India) to change my status from J-1 to O-1 visa?. I really appreciate your answer.

thanks, Raghunath
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