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JaideepAyancha

F1 Status after quitting college while I485 is processing

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I got the EAD card as part of Family Green Card process. However, waiting on interview to get the green card.

I didn't get my H1 lottery selected this year and am doing second masters to prevent my status and using CPT as employment authorization.

With the EAD card in card, can I quit the university as I485 is processing. My F1 Visa expired last year.

How is it going to impact my status if I quit the university.

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F1 visa expiry isn't a problem - your status is valid as long as you abide by F1 regulations.

However, there are two things to remember

1. pending AOS gives you an authorized stay, but if for any reason your AOS is denied, you will stay in your current immigration status - which means, that if you drop out of your college and have your SEVIS effectively terminated, you will be an illegal alien immediately. 

2. Using EAD from pending AOS may also invalidate your F1 status. I wouldn't use it until absolutely necessary. 

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