Joe Feise (Immigration) wrote:
> seeli3819@... wrote on 09/09/08 15:18:
>> I studied my MS in USA. I am currently on H1B visa. My employer filed
>> my I140. Now I want to study my PhD. I have very good chances of
>> getting into my PhD program in top schools. If I file for F1 visa
>> somewhere in a blog I read that my visa will be rejected because I
>> show the immigration intent by filing my I140. What is the right time
>> to transfer to F1 without disturbing my GC process (if possible) or
>> leaving GC process and transfering to F1. Your help is very much
> Once an I-140 is filed, it is, as you found out, pretty much impossible to
> change to a status like the F1 that doesn't allow immigration intent.
> There is no workaround.
So the best bet is probably to wait and follow through with the current
process until you get your Green Card, then you can go back to school.