Baltimore, MD asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: How will the new covid-19 update from Trump administration for f-1 visa impact those with i-485 status?

Hello, I am currently an international student with f-1 visa. Our college has decided that we will first operate with a hybrid model, and then go fully online after Thanksgiving break. I am also in the process of achieving a green card (i-485 status) from my parents who are also holders of green card (I am under the category of under 21 years old). My particular case is that I cannot travel out of states until I've achieved my green card (or I will not be able to come back to the states). Would my college's decision mean I would have to go back to my home country no matter what?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Hi, if you have already applied to adjust status, you are no longer considered an F1 student for the purpose of this new rule. This means that you can take your hybrid courses without worrying about leaving the U.S. or losing your F1 status. As a green card holder, you will be able to attend school in the U.S. It is definitely in your best interest to remain in the country till your process is finalized.

This is not legal advice*** I will be happy to have a consultation with you regarding your adjustment of status.

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