Hello, I am an international student, and I just got married to an U.S citizen. I got my B.S degree and I am taking MBA right now. I am thinking about stop going to school while waiting for my green card. Is it ok for me to do that? Will it affect my status? Will I get any troubles when I go to a green card interview? Thank you so much fir your answers.
It will affect your nonimmigrant status, but it will not affect your adjustment. SEVIS will notify the Department of Homeland Security once you are not enrolled.
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We cannot advise you on what is or not "OK" for you to do. We can tell you that you can apply for adjustment of status but only contemporaneously with your spouse's petition for your immigrant visa.
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My colleague is correct that quitting school will affect your non-immigrant student status. Have you already filed the petition and adjustment of status packet to start the green card process?
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Often times it is ok to stop school and apply for your green card through marriage to USC, but if something goes wrong with your green card application, you would be out of status. So maybe it's best to wait to stop school until after you speak with an immigration attorney or until your green card is approved.
If you are married to a US citizen, failure to attend classes will not adversely impact you. However, if the green card process is not successful, you will have violated your F-1 status, and will not be able to reinstate it due to immigrant intent. If you have a bona marriage, adequate income, no prior immigration violations, and no criminal convictions, you should be OK. Under the best circumstances, you should have an experienced immigration lawyer represent you.
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I agree with the other comments. If you quit school and for some reason your green card does not come through, you would have lost your F-1 status. Therefore, I suggest you stay in school until you get your GC.
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