a church is petitioning me to change my status to R1. do i need to get out of the states for that or i have to remain in usa.
it does not matter but I would stay in the USA and change status here as there are avenues to appeal a denial in the USA
Whether you are eligible for staying in the US has nothing to do with your R1 visa since until it is approved, you cannot file for adjustment of status.
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does not matter, I prefer change of status within US
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It can be done either way.
Your employer needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise them, and handle the case. Your employer can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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Better to do it in the U.S.
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