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Guillermo, I hope you are doing well. I am currently in the
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I am currently on working on O-1 visa since August 22nd,
I am currently on working on O-1 visa since August 22nd, 2016 (Visa is valid from July 1st, 2016 to June 30, 2019). I was working on H1B before which expired on June 30, 2016. I filed a change of stat… read more
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My name is***** have both H4 and F1 status approved.
Hi my name is***** have both H4 and F1 status approved. H4 status spproved one day after my F1. I sent a withdrawal letter the day I received my F1 as I want to stay on that status. But I have not rec… read more
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Hello, My Current Situation I am on F2 status in the US since December, 2014. I have applied for change of status (F2 to F1)in October, 2015. However, due to personal reasons, I have applied for divor… read more
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I have applied of status (COS) from H4 to F1 on Oct 2015. In
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Hello, Originally, I entered US on 25th January 2012 on
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Hi, I am currently on F1 Status and Previously on H4 status.
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Hi, I am currently on F1 Status and Previously on H4 status.
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I applied for I-539 , Application to change of Status from H4 to F1 in OOCT 2010. The case is still pending with USICIS and I want to withdraw my application as I am applying for I-485 AOS as my husba… read more
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I was in J2 visa which ended Sep 2011. I was studying for a
I was in J2 visa which ended Sep 2011. I was studying for a graduate degree on my J2 visa at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I applied for change to F1 status in August, assuming I will b… read more
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