Phoenix, AZ asked in Education Law and Immigration Law for Arizona

Q: Could my son and I stay until his high school graduation in May 2018?

My son and I are on an L2 visa. My wife is the L1 visa holder. Her L1 visa will expire on November 12, 2018. All our I-94 are still valid until November 12, 2018. However, her job assignment here in the US would end in December 2017 and will return back to the Philippines by January 2018. Just a few months more and my son will graduate from high school. Would it be possible (and legal) for my son and I to stay for a while so he could finish high school and graduate? After that, we will move back to the Philippines.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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A: Your son can request of change of status from L2 to F-1. The school or the district should have information that could help with that. There is no provision for you to stay as a student, though you might be able change your status from L2 to B1/B2 (tourist).

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