My wife who is on H4 Visa currently applied for H1B FY2017, but didn’t get through the lottery. So, she is planning to get into Master’s program. My questions are :
If she starts Masters on H4 and then convert into F1 Visa later, will she be still eligible for OPT even if she doesn’t stay on F1 for one academic year ?
How difficult is to convert from H4 to F1 and How long does it take ? Will there be any problems when she goes for F1 Visa stamping at consulate ?
My company has recently applied for PERM. If when the PERM and I-140 gets approved and my wife gets EAD, will she be able to work and continue Master’s simultaneously ?
If she doesn’t convert into F1 Visa and completes Masters on H4 Visa only, will she be eligible for Master’s quota for the future H1B lotteries ?
Thank you !