Hi. I have quesitons regarding I-485 pending. I am currently a F-1 student, and I will graduate in April (for a reason, this is the second same level of degree, so I don;t have a new OPT for this degree). My husband is H1-B. currently, our I-485 is pending. 1) If my I-485 has not approved after I graduate. Is my stauts still legal here after I graduate? 2) If my I-485 got denied, do I have to leave immediately? or I have grace period to change my status?3) If I want to apply higher degree after I graduate (assume my I-485 is still pending), can I do that? what status I would be (still F-1 or others?)Thanks
Thank you for allowing me to assist you. If there is a delay in my reply, I am helping others but WILL reply to you asap. Thanks for your patience. 1) If my I-485 has not approved after I graduate. Is my stauts still legal here after I graduate? Reply: No, you would be out of status if the I-485 was not approved before you graduate.2) If my I-485 got denied, do I have to leave immediately? or I have grace period to change my status? Reply: Only if you have not graduated yet and your I-485 is denied would you be able to change status. If you graduate and the I-485 is denied and you have not changed status before then, you are out of status and have no grace period to do so.3) If I want to apply higher degree after I graduate (assume my I-485 is still pending), can I do that? what status I would be (still F-1 or others?) Reply: You can get another F-1 or H-4 since your husband is on H1 and you can attend school on either visa.I hope this helps. Please click "accept" so that I receive payment/credit for answering your question. I will be happy to reply to a follow up on this issue at no extra cost. Your Positive feedback is appreciated. If you want to request me in the future type "TO GEORGETOWNLAWYR" in the subject line and if I am not online I will answer asap. Thanks and best regards.
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