For employment-based immigration, how long should I maintain my student status?
How long should I maintain my student status?
If circumstances allow, we strongly recommend you maintain your student status until the final stage, I-485, for assurance. Unexpected situations could occur during the permanent residency procedure because it takes about two years, or you may have to return to your country
If you failed to get a green card and your immigration status is still alive, you may have another chance to do the process again. Do not lose your legal status until finally, you get a green card even though it costs more to maintain such as F-1 or E-2.
An employment-based immigration application will require a legal status, so we recommend you maintain your status all the more lawfully.