H-2 Visa FAQs

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 06:01

J-2 to TN


I am Canadian citizen & currently working on TN visa. My spouse is on J1 visa. I want to switch to J2 and get EAD. After couple of years he will apply for waiver and will move to H1. I believe I will be switched to H2 automatically as his dependant and my EAD will be void. Will that be possible at that time that I can switch back to my TN status?


You can switch back to TN. To correct slightly, you do not automatically get switched to an H-4 (not H-2).

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 04:30

H-2B Visa


I'm on a J-1 visa right now, but I leave the US in 16 days. I have a job offer to come back and work here, can I apply for the H2-B visa before I leave the US? So that I could come back right away? Or don't even needing to get off the the country?


Assuming you have no home residency requirement, you can start the H-2B process even while you are here in USA.

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 03:57

Marriage to US Citizen


I am on H2b visa and married to an American. Should I go ahead and start filing my paper work or should I wait on till my contract is up with the company I am currently working for?


I see no reason to wait.

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 01:00

Are H-1 holders being turned back at the airport?


This is the buzz going around in techie town. If you have already heard it then pl. ignore if not this is interesting.

A techie based of Jersey goes to India to visit his family recently. Techie is assumed have lived in the US for quite some time. He is currently working on his work permit as an alien worker. Techie also has a temporary un-approved/un-guaranteed green card called the EAD.

While re entering an immi-officer that if they can call his manager. Techie then hands all the contact information. Officer gives him a call and asks if they really need a H1B worker for his position. Officer also ensures if the H1B possesses exceptional skills. Manager replies back with a YES!

Officer then calls an office that could tell how many citizens posses the same skill and are unemployed. Officer is told numerous unemployed. Officer now decides to send the techie back. Techie then pleads that he has a house on mortage, a car out of a loan. He needs time to return. Officer then grants him a month on a visiting visa. Techie once again pleads and successfully bargains a 3 month on a visitor visa to return back.


If this is all what happened, then the govt. has acted illegally. There is no question in my mind about it.