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Change of Status to F2 dependent on 6th year of H1B and later extension with approved I140

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Hello Sir,

I'm currently in H1B Visa and my 6 yr visa MAX Out date is end of July 2019. My husband is in F1-OPT Visa.

Can i apply for change of status from H1B --> F2 dependent visa on May 2019?
If I apply petition for status change on May 2019, remaining 2 months of my H1B visa will be valid in the later time to apply for H1B extension with approved I1140?(I haven't started my I1140 yet. Planning to start after a break at end of this year).

Please advise whether my change of status would work ? and my remaining H1B visa time can be used for further extension in later point of time?

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You do not even need  to keep H1 time for you to get a 3 year extension if the I-140 is approved.

You can certainly apply and H1 extensions are possible even if you had no H1 time left.

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Thank you for the reply. How many months is the current processing time for H1B to F2 COS now?


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I'm also in the same situation. Is it possible for anyone to tell how many months it would take the COS to get approved now?

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