True Nepali
Replies to this thread:

More by True Nepali
What people are reading
:: Subscribe
Back to: Kurakani General Refresh page to view new replies
 J1 visa and TPS- any insights?
SAVE! for ease of future access.
Posted on 06-25-15 9:15 AM     [Snapshot: 342]     Reply [Subscribe]
Login in to Rate this Post:     0       ?    

As far as I know, J1 visa cannot be changed to H1 visa. The regulation might depend on the nationality of that person but in case of Nepal, what I said is true. You might be able to stay in US in TPS even after your J1 visa expires but you won't be able to work with EAD cause that will be violation of the J1 visa rule. I think same might apply to F2 and H4 visas.

P.S. : This is not an expert legal advice.
Posted on 06-25-15 11:40 AM     [Snapshot: 406]     Reply [Subscribe]
Login in to Rate this Post:     0       ?    

@True Nepali, J1 visa CAN be changed to H1 (or GC) if employer is ready to file it. There is no restriction at all. All the J1 need to do is get a two year residency waiver before applying for that. With TPS approved, the person can stay and work in the united states and can make travel documents.
Posted on 06-25-15 12:16 PM     [Snapshot: 464]     Reply [Subscribe]
Login in to Rate this Post:     0       ?    

Hi Yurika,
How about filing TPS form (I-821 and I-765) but not requesting for an employment authorization (EAD). This approach will make you get TPS at the same time not violating any status for J1-F2-H4 Visa. But I am not sure whether at the end of road, you can apply for EAD any time or should be within the TPS registration period.

Posted on 06-25-15 12:20 PM     [Snapshot: 468]     Reply [Subscribe]
Login in to Rate this Post:     0       ?    

Hi Ohio,

You raise a very interesting question. If you find the answer, whether filing TPS-EAD is evergreen or time bound.

Posted on 06-25-15 12:22 PM     [Snapshot: 465]     Reply [Subscribe]
Login in to Rate this Post:     0       ?    

J1 has different category. 'Research Scholar' has the higher period of stay with the extension upto 5 years. There are other short terms categorioes which range from few months to 1 year.

In terms of getting into the TPS/EAD while in the F1/J1, my understanding is you terminate your F1/J1 to get into TPS, so there may not be violation of the status doing the work thing under TPS.

Please Log in! to be able to reply! If you don't have a login, please register here.



Within last 200 days
Recommended Popular Threads Controvertial Threads
What stocks to buy -- Any recommendation
yo sajha bros, anyone got any update on TPS?
What are your first memories of when Nepal Television Began?
मलाई ब्रेड खायो कि सारै पाद आउछ..
5 questions to ask your friends who plan to get the Covid vaccine
🙏 दलाल स्ट्रिट 🙏
Conservative discussions
Suggestions chaiyo
is Rato Bangala school cheating?
Stop MCC proliferation in Nepal
मेरो ढुक्कुर सानो छ :(
When the news is bought for by vaccine corporations
Sajha Poll: Who is underwear ko avatar?
Hope the immigration bill never passes
🚨BREAKING: The Senate's budget resolution text is out & it includes $107 billion to create a pathway to citizenship for millions of DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers & essential workers.
Beneddict please accept it
TPS question on immigration legislation pass by House Judiciary Committee today!!
TPS : Nepal out Afghanistan In
Sajha Poll: सझाको एड्मिनले विलि-निलि कथाकारहरुको पोस्ट डिलिट गर्न उचित छ? (कन्टेक्स्टः एड्मिन ज्युले मेरो 'जब लोगेनेले बेनिडिकलाई पछाडीबाट दियो' नामक कथाको सिरिजनै डिलिट हान्दिनु भएछ)
इन्दिरा जोशीको चिन्ता लौच
sarai chada vaye keti haru
नेपाल र अफगानिस्थानको टि पि एस रिडेजिकनेसन साथसाथै हने कुरो छ
is Rato Bangala school cheating?
NOTE: The opinions here represent the opinions of the individual posters, and not of It is not possible for to monitor all the postings, since merely seeks to provide a cyber location for discussing ideas and concerns related to Nepal and the Nepalis. Please send an email to using a valid email address if you want any posting to be considered for deletion. Your request will be handled on a one to one basis. is a service please don't abuse it. - Thanks. Privacy Policy

Like us in Facebook!

↑ Back to Top
free counters