Corvallis, OR asked in Immigration Law for Oregon

Q: If my change of status petition to H1B or EB visa is denied will I loose my F1 status?

I am a first year PhD student on an F1 visa. If I receive a job offer from an NGO or university, and my change of status petition to H1B or an EB visa is denied, will I loose my F1 status and have to leave the country? My F1 visa is currently valid for 3 more years.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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A: If your visa is otherwise still valid, the denial of your change of status application will not cancel your F1 visa.

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