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*Applying for F1 after H1B (6 Years) * URGENT*

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Hi All,

Here's my scenario ...

My H1B (6 Years) is going to expire at the end of Sept 2012. Labor application will be filed in April 3rd week. Going by the current dates, I still have a good chance of getting labor approved and I-140 approved (In premium) by Sept.

We have applied for Family Visa (1-130) through my wife and she is going to be citizen in another 3 years. Need to maintain status for 3 years.

Is there any other option other than F1 in this scenario. If I apply for F1 when Iam still on H1b will my H1B be cancelled ? Not sure of the timing when to apply for F1. If Iam still in country can I apply for COS (Change Of State) from H1 to F1 ? how long does that take ?

Thanks in Advance.

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Since you have a pending I-130, you have shown immigration intent. That makes it pretty much impossible to get an F1, since the F1 does not allow immigration intent.

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