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Can spouse do research fellows'p/residency on dependent visa

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Can spouse do research fellows'p/residency on dependent visa

Postby endurance » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:52 am

Hi everybody, i am joining a 2 year fellowship in US next year and i want to bring my wife along with me. She is an OBGYN here in India. We are yet to decide if she should accompany me for these 2 years, which we really want to do. The problem is, this way she will have a break in her practice here in India for these 2 years which is not a healthy thing to do as a professional. My questions are:

1. Can she do a fellowship/residency on a dependent visa, if I am on J1 or H1B?
2. If she has to change her visa status for doing a residency, can she change her status to H1 from J2? does that require coming back to India, or can be done from US itself?
3. In case she does get H1 for residency and I complete my fellowship on J1.. can I stay as on spouse visa in US.. and then apply for a residency?

Kindly suggest and opine on the above questions.
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Re: Can spouse do research fellows'p/residency on dependent

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