My I-20 is expiring soon but I couldn't finish my Thesis because of many reasons, I-20 cannot be extended. I am from France. Is it possible to maintain legal status in the US with a B1 or J1 without having to leave the country? What documentation I would need? How much it would cost?
Yes, see a lawyer.
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If timely done, yes.
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