My I-94 expired a month ago. However, I submitted an extension of my B2 before its expiration because I had a medical observership opportunity almost at the end of my trip. Now I have a job offer from someone who's willing to sponsor me. Could I request for H1B while being here and while having a pending B2 extension?
Be aware,however, that if your request for extension was filed with the USCIS California Service Center (CSC) your application will be most likely denied (some 4-5 months from receipt.)
Thus, your H-1B will hopefully be approved prior to any adverse decision by CSC which would have the immediate effect of placing you out of status & forcing you to depart the US.
A nonimmigrant can hold multiple visa stamps in his or her passport and use those in accordance with the purpose of a particular trip. A nonimmigrant can only be in one status at the time.
A nonimmigrant cannot change status unless the status from which the change is sought is valid on the day when the change of status application is filed.
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