What is the procedure if for some reason I do not get my change of status approved while I'm here in the U.S?

Asked over 1 year ago - Wichita Falls, TX

I have lived here in America for over 8 years. I applied for a change of status a few months ago.... I am switching from an F-2 status to an F-1 status. I was just wondering, if I don't get approved, what would I have to do?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You could go abroad and apply for an F-1 visa.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Lisa Ann Schwamkrug

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues, if the change of status is denied you could leave the country and apply for the F-1 at the consulate.

    Lisa Schwamkrug - Schwamkrug, Freshwater & Lopez, PLLC. 972-865-9902. This answer is for general informational... more
  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . In case your application for a change of status in the US is denied by USCIS, you will need to leave and apply at for the visa at the US consulate abroad.

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

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    Answered . Leave the US and apply for a visa abroad.

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

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