Raleigh, NC asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina

Q: Does adjustment of status is possible from TPS if I have F-1 entry to USA and what about if I travel outside?

Currently in OPT and TPS, OPT will expire soon. Entered USA with F-1 Visa. USCIS set-forth a notice saying TPS doesn't qualify for adjustment purposes if alien comes in without "inspection and admission or parole". And, also if travel is done using TPS then after returning back, the immigration status will be the same as the time of departure. So, this means I will eligible for adjustment because I entered USA with F-1 Visa (inspected and admitted). The travel that I will make will not affect that even though my OPT will expire and I will be in TPS fully.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: If you entered on an F-1, that counts as a lawful entry for the purposes of adjustment.

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