Madison, WI asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin

Q: Currently on F1-OPT, have green card approval, Filed for I-485 and I-765 and waiting for both. Can I apply for J visa?

Hi, thank you for your time in answering my question.

My F1-OPT is expiring soon. I have green card approval, but waiting for I-765 and I-485, which both are taking sooo long now. I'm afraid my F1-OPT expires before I get my EAD card (for green card). My employer is asking me to apply for J visa to make sure that I won't be out of status. Can I do that?

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

A: No. J status will not be granted unless you can demonstrate that you have no intention of remaining permanently in the US. You have already applied for permanent residence in the US.

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