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I-485 impact on F1 status


I ma thinking to apply for NIW GC and I am trying to understand the situation.

I am a PhD student on F1 Visa. If I apply for I-485 and comply F1 requirements and get I-485 denied, do I have a valid F1 status? What if I do not use/apply for EAD & AP.

Thank you in advance for your time and help.

Best Regards,


One Response to I-485 impact on F1 status

  • Tigran Kalaydzhyan says:

    Hi Ahmad,

    You do not lose the F1 status, unless you reenter U.S. on AP while I-485 is pending. However, if you reenter U.S. on F1, your I-485 may be considered abandoned.

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