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My wife was on H4. Then she changed to F1 and completed her masters degree. Then she applied for I-539 Change of Status from F1-H4 on Oct 7, 2015. On Feb 22nd, got a letter saying the application is denied because of travel out of USA on Jan 24, 2016. We had no idea that going out of USA would have any impact.

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am the immigration attorney helping you today.

I'm sorry this has happened to you, but yes unfortunately if a person departs outside the US during the processing of a change of status, the change of status would be denied due to that. What is your specific question about your situation.

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I am just checking in to see if you were able to read the question I sent you. Please let me know the answer so I can help with your question and earn your positive rating.

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