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Can J2 stay if J1 I140 is approved however not yet I 485 is granted and J visa expires within a month from receiving I 140 approval?

Hi All,

I am J2 and my husband is on J1. He is also the primary applicant for GC and has received his  I140 approval.

However our J visa validity ends on 30th Sep,2017. We would like to know can J2 stay back post Sep if I-485 approval is not received until end of Sep,2017 ?

Helpful response will be much appreciated!






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