Q: I was wondering if it was possible to obtain an extended visa while pursuing a master’s degree in a fully online program
I was wondering if this was possible while also working in the field of the degree one was pursuing.
A: I'm unsure what you mean by extended visa. What is your current status? If it's an F1, you can pursue a work visa, such as an EB visa or a nonimmigrant visa, such as a H1B, O1, L1, etc. If all you have is a bachelor, you probably don't qualify for an O1. The H1B lottery is already over, so you'll have to wait until next year for that. If you're a manager or executive for a foreign company and want to work in their US subsidiary, you can go for an L1. With just a bachelor, you may qualify for an EB3. All of these will require a job offer or an employer willing to sponsor your visa petition. Talk to an immigration attorney to go over your options.
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