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1 to 4 ( Change of Status )

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Hi , I was wondering how much Time it would take when we apply for COS - 1 to 4 ? ( Approximate Time ) Can I travel out side US while the COS status 1 to 4 is under process ( Means I - 797 not received yet ) . Thanks , Rachael

There seems to be issue with letters. student visa (f1) to dependent visa h4 visa

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  1. It would depend on the Service Center where it is filed. CSC takes 3-4 months.

    You cannot travel while COS is pending as USCIS considers the application abandoned upon departure.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. Any comments offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship. If you would like additional information based on this response, please contact my office at 510 657 7665 or 415 902 0832 to schedule a consultation.


  2. I agree with attorney Sharma

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


  3. I agree with my colleague. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. You may schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area, my firm is handling these matters in New York.

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