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Do I wait till my extension is approved before I apply for H4?
You probably should. Why? Because according to the last action rule, the last action taken by USCIS will be your status. So if your extension is approved after your change of status, it's going to cause a problem.
Will I be able to switch to H1 and continue to work for my current employer after the sabbatical?
Yes. If you get into H-4 status, you can change status back to H-1B.
If after switching to H4, I decide to pursue my education will I be able switch to F1 and if yes, will it involve going out of the country to get a Visa stamping?
Yes, you can change status from H-4 to F-1 and you do not have to leave the U.S. to do it.
In case my F1 application gets rejected, will I be able to stay using my H4 visa, or in case I have to get a stamping, come back to the US using my H4?
Yes. If F-1 is denied, you would stay in H-4 status and not have to leave the U.S. either.
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