Lockport, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: What are my options?

I am Canadian citizen residing in NYS on a H-4 visa. I recently found out that I was aging out of my visa, as I am turning 21 years old this month. Is there a way for me to remain in the United States? I have looked into switching my H-4 visa to a F-1 visa. I have also looked into getting an adjustment of status, as my partner and I would like to get married. What is my best option?

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: As you have stated; you have a number of options. Which option is the best option is largely up to you and your circumstances. Any of the options are time sensitive. I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the options.

Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL

A: This is really more of a personal choice. Just don't accumulate too much overstay time.

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about your current situation and future plans. The best thing for you right now is to do a consultation with an experienced attorney so that you discuss the pro and cons of all of the available options to you. Best wishes!

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