I have a concern on my current visa status with work permit and my dependent’s status as well.
Here is my details:
My Visa on the passport is F1 (International Student) it expires by Dec-2020.
I have my wife and son as dependents since December 2018 in the US with F2 (Dependent of International Student) Visa on the passport.
My employer filed an H1B petition (April 2019) and it got approved and they passed I-797B to me beginning of October 2019.
Soon after this, my University informed me that my visa status changed (“Change of Status”) and my SEVIS record has been updated and I am no longer an International student.
My employer and Immigration lawyer (who worked on this) asking me to continue my studies as a foreign student until I go to my home country and get an H1B visa stamped in my passport for work authorization.
My school says they can’t make me again as an international student because of the SEVIS record already updated (“Change of Status”).
I am very confused right now, I need help to see what exactly I should do, to continue work. Is I-797B allow me to work? If not, how may I get work authorization? Change of status doesn’t mean I could work until I go to the home country, attend a visa interview, and get my Visa stamped?
Thanks in Advance.