Can study with H4 after 21 years old?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fremont, CA

Hi Sir / Madam: I have H1B and my son has H4, we live in CA, now it's the second year for his college studying, but he will be 21 years old, is it necessary for him to change H4 to F1?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Yes, he must apply to change his status from H-4 to F-1 before his 21st birthday.

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  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes, son's H-4 status expires on the expiration date shown on his I-94 card or USCIS I-797 Notice of Action., but to be safe he must file a change of status from H-4 to F-1 student, BEFORE his 21st birthday.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . His H-4 ends on his 21st birthday. To continue studying in the US, he must file for a change of status to F-1 BEFORE his 21st birthday.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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