Having multiple changes going on at the same time inevitably leads to complications and frequently leads in being in the wrong status for what one wants to accomplish.
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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.
The last action rule applies unless additional H1B employment is claimed instead of change of status. This is why it is always dangerous to file multiple petitions at the same time.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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