I agree with my colleague. You are out of status, and a mistake can easily result in a denial and removal/deportation proceedings being initiated against you. You do not want to do this without help from a qualified attorney.
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The next step depends on whether you are still in valid F-1 status. If you are, the next step is for you to wait for your priority date to become current. If you are not, the next step is to wait for both a change in the law and for your priority date to become current.
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