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My F-1 expired, but...

My F-1 expired, but my I-20 is still current. If I want to apply for marriage greencard, do I need to do it while I-20 is current? Or do I have 60 days after I-20 expiration to do apply?

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Good evening, I am an Immigration Law attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, and I'll be answering your questions today. Keep in mind this is for informational purposes only and we do not have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!

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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Yes you will be able to apply for a spousal sponsored green card and for an adjustment of status.

Yes, you can do so during the 60 day "grace period", however if at all possible, it's better to file your I-130 and I-485 prior to the expiration of your I-20.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks. If I apply for the marriage green card and it’s denied, does that invalidate my I-20 or make me ineligible for OPT after graduation?
Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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