H1B to F4 immigration with I-485 pending


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I had filed I-485 based on F-4 visa category (siblings of US citizen).

Due to February 2011 retrogression, my case is not moving forward.

I have completed finger printing and interview stage.

I am currently on H1B visa. Visa ends in Dec 2013.

If I-485 does not get approved by Dec 2013, what are my options?

Do I need to file for Green card via my employer or can I continue to wait while I-485 gets approved.

I-485 here does not have EAD as this is family based immigration case.



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Consult a lawyer. It is weird that you say pending I-485 does not provide EAD - I thought there was no restriction on the category. Also, with a pending I-485, you can stay legally in the US. Are you sure it is I-485 that is pending, not I-130?

I-130 was filed by my brother for me. Once priority dates became current, I was able to file I-485 (Adjustment of Status).

Before I-485 could be approved, priority dates retrogressed. This is story.

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