I entered the US legally with F - 1 visa . Get married and apply for AOS . I dropped out classes after submitting the application but my marriage falled apart so I withdrew I - 485 . I have been out of status for 2 months . what is my chance of getting h1b approval ? if i get approved , do i need to go back to home country for stamping ? what is the consequence of not getting stamp ?
You need to have a valid nonimmigrant status at the time of filing an application for a 'change of status'. If you are currently out of status, you will not be able to file for a change of status within the U.S. and will need to apply for a visa stamp at a US consulate. Please be aware that once you are out of status, there are adverse consequences if you are unlawfully present in the U.S. - you should consult an experienced immigration attorney to discuss this further.
Once you are out of status you cannot adjust status from within the US. You will have to leave the country and go through consular processing.
You should consult with an immigration attorney now and develop a plan for leaving and reentering the country legally. If you stay out of status for 180 days to 1 year you will be barred from from coming back to the US for three years. If you stay here out of status longer than 1 year you will be barred from coming back to the US for 10 years. There are serious consequences to being in the US out of status so this is not something you should wait to figure out.
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