H1-B Visa & Spouse Cannot Work?

Old Nov 1st 2011, 8:00 pm
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Default Re: H1-B Visa & Spouse Cannot Work?

Originally Posted by SamiZ View Post
Thanks for everyone's comments. After reading about the visa requirements further, it seems that the best option for me would be to try to get an L-1B visa with my wife having an L-2 visa.

Since this visa comes under the doctrine of dual intent, I am assuming after 5 years (expiration of the visa), the green card can then be applied for? or is that in parallel to the L-1 visa period?

The green card can be applied for immediately, I believe.
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Old Nov 1st 2011, 8:08 pm
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Stay as far from H1-B and EB3 category as you possibly can.

7 years in, PD of Jan '07. The months seem to tick by so slowly.

Wife has come back from insanity. Now she says she'll never work again.....
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Default Re: H1-B Visa & Spouse Cannot Work?

Originally Posted by SamiZ View Post
Since this visa comes under the doctrine of dual intent...
Feel free to ignore the whole "dual intent" thing... it has no bearing whatsoever on whether or not the company sponsors you for a GC, nor the timeline in which they can start the process.

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Old Nov 14th 2011, 2:06 pm
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Default Re: H1-B Visa & Spouse Cannot Work?

Originally Posted by Karen68 View Post
We all had E2 visas, obtained by OH's company, but I was not allowed to work with mine, being a dependant spouse. We have now got Green Cards, though, so I could if I wanted to.
How did you get from E2 to GC? its not a popular route
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Old Nov 14th 2011, 2:20 pm
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How did you get from E2 to GC? its not a popular route
There are 2 types of E2.
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There are 2 types of E2.
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