Q: Can I apply for a green card while in opt?
All my family is in USA. My sister is citizen and my mother got her green card recently. I would like to stay in USA, since all my family is here. I’m an F1 student and I’m applying for my opt in about 3 months.
If you are over 21 years old, you may need another dual intent visa to allow you to maintain status. There are also other challenges, when you are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant F1 visa or try to return. You may have other options.
As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck!
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