I am closer to finishing my degree but there are a few things worrying me about all this visa stuff. First of all, my husband and daughter (toddler) will be coming with. However my husband needs to work. He has a really good job here and wants to continue working.
I've read that you cannot work on a J2 or H4 visa, unless you apply for permission? Is this true for both and how much does the J1 holder need to be earning in order to be granted permission to work on a J2?
- I also read that if you are on a J1 you have to go back home for two years after a certain number of years? How does this really work for Residency? What if you are still in the middle of your program, you can't just leave can you? How do others stay on and can you change from a J1 - H1B?
- If I manage to go on an H1B visa, I know that my husband will get a H4. I read somewhere that it's the devil's visa! Can you not apply to work at all?
- I guess what I'm trying to work out is how to apply for a residency post, obtain the right visa (which one?) which will allow my husband to work, as well as make sure I wont be tied to any conditions like "return to your home country for two years" etc.
Please educate me. I know I can read information from the US immigration website but I hope I will be able to get more convincing answers from people here since most are trying to do the same thing.
Help . . . .