H4 to F1 Conversion

Hi Everyone,

I am currently on H4 visa and I am planning to join a college which gives Day1 CPT

  1. For getting CPT do I need to change status from H4 to F1?

  2. If COS needed, do you have any idea how much time it will take for H4 to F1 ?

  3. After applying COS H4 to F1 can I apply CPT… or do I need to wait until my case gets approved?

Please help me in above queries … if you have any idea…

Thanks in advance

  1. Yes

  2. Few months. You can check processing time on USCIS site for I-539

  3. COS needs to be approved before applying for CPT.

As always, be very cautious and aware of possible issues when going with schools that give out CPT from day 1.

Thanks alot Sourabh for your valuable information