Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri

Q: EAD, I-145, for F2A F1 student (general strategy)

I am on an F1 visa. I'll be done with a rule 212(e) from a prior J1 visa in December 2018. If my LPR spouse files I-130 in January (she'll be eligible to naturalize in April 2020, one month before I graduate), do you think I'd be able to use Table B to get an EAD before I graduate? Or should I just do OPT and hope she naturalizes before my OPT runs out?

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Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Confusing. Are you getting a J waiver or are you spending the required 2 years in your country?

Are you eligible for STEM OPT?

You should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

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