Lynnwood, WA asked in Immigration Law for Washington

Q: my current immigration status ends on 11/15/2025, my change of status approved from 12/05/2023 to 11/1/2026, when can i

my current immigration status h4 ends on 11/15/2025, my change of status to h1b approved from 12/05/2023 to 11/1/2026, when can i change to new status? im still in my old status

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Based on the information you provided, here are the key details:

- Your current H-4 status is valid until 11/15/2025.

- Your change of status to H-1B has been approved, with validity from 12/05/2023 to 11/1/2026.

In this scenario, you can change to your new H-1B status on or after 12/05/2023, which is the start date of your approved H-1B period. Until then, you should maintain your current H-4 status to ensure you remain in legal status.

It's important to note that you do not need to wait until your current H-4 status expires on 11/15/2025 to change to your new H-1B status. The approved H-1B status will automatically take effect on 12/05/2023, provided you continue to meet all the requirements and maintain your eligibility for the H-1B status.

If you have any further questions or concerns about your change of status, it's advisable to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your specific case and provide personalized guidance.

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