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The procedure to change your status of residence while in Japan is described here (so the first thing to note is that there is such a procedure at all, so it is possible to at least apply to have your status changed). When you enter Japan for a short-term stay, as with a tourism visa or with a visa-free 90 days landing permission, your status is "Temporary ...


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What's the procedure that needs to be followed since H-1 is sponsored by the employer? While being employed with the current employer, the candidate needs to approach his/her future employers and seek a job. Once the candidate is selected the future employer will file an LCA and a new H1B petition which is valid till the candidate's valid extension period ...


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"Status" is something you only have while in the US, and determines your ability to stay in the US on that trip. Once you leave the US, you have no status anymore, and there is no "status" to change or "extend" anymore. (Any pending application becomes irrelevant and are automatically abandoned.) Even if you have already changed or extended your status, it ...


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You do generally need to apply for a fresh long-stay visa from scratch, a residence permit from a Schengen or EU country is only valid in that country and does not allow you to reside in another one. Depending on the destination, your citizenship and other details, you might or might not be able to apply for the new residence permit from within the country, ...


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It will depend on which stage of the GC process the employee loses his job. The basic outline of steps for attaining citizenship through an employer is to begin the GC process which is file and get approval for PERM -> I140 ->I485 -> GC -> Citizenship If the employee lost his job after PERM approval but before I140 approval The new employer will have to ...


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I talked to the USCIS. I will need to request a new visa from the embassy in that case. More interesting, even if I travel out of the country after the change of status is approved, I would still need to request a new visa!


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As long as there is a pending change of status application, it is not necessary to leave the country. See https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/C2en.pdf (emphasis added): What if I file for change of status on time but USCIS does not make a decision before my I-94 expires? Your lawful nonimmigrant status ends and you are out of ...


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L-1B visas allow for a 'dual intent', meaning that they are at the same time a visa for a limited work period (of up to 3+2+2=7 years, they can be extended twice), and potential application to a Green Card. Looking at alternatives, this is probably your best (legal) way to a permanent residency. Note, however, that this is not an automatic way; the company ...


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Your wife cannot enter the US in O-3 status with a B-2 visa, except under automatic revalidation, which she can use only if she is returning from a trip of no more than 30 days' duration in which she has not gone anywhere other than Canada and/or Mexico. Therefore, if she leaves the US under any other circumstances, she will need to get an O-3 visa at a US ...


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I need to fill I-539 form to change my status (from B2 to F1) and write a letter to explain why I need to change the status. What points do I need to write and make the USCIS believe that I just stay to study and will go back to my country after I finish my class? I don't see anywhere that says you have to write a letter. The I-539 instructions for F-...


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(Edited) I assume that you are asking if your wife could change her Status of Residence from "Temporary Visitor" (which includes Tourists) to one that of a "Dependent". The answer for that is "Yes, you can." However, since it takes about 1-3 months to process her application, she may want to apply also for a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) when she makes ...


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You can change to a different company without going through the whole process, but you need to be aware of a few things. Your new job must still be eligible for the § 19a visa. The job title should ideally be the same, or similar (i.e. something like Senor Software Developer and Software Developer or Project Manager and Technical Project Manager) is fine ...


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This is not possible. Can I apply for a work permit from inside Canada? is very clear in this: getting a work permit from inside Canada is very rarely allowed. You could check the Extend or change your work permit – International Experience Canada page as well but from the very brief description you gave us I would think the answer is no here as well.


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Typically not. Any conversions of L visas to Z visas need to be done outside the country. Most people go to Hong Kong for a few days to get it sorted out. You should get the Z visa paperwork from your company, then go to Hong Kong and apply. Usually only takes a couple of days, and you can turn around and come on back.


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Generally speaking, it is not possible to apply directly for a residence permit or long-stay visa within Belgium if you entered Belgium on a short-stay visa (i.e. a Schengen type C visa). Instead, you must do that from your current place of residence. There are a few exceptions but they do not apply to your current situation. Furthermore, you current visa ...


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