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filed for AOS but still on F1

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To make a long story short: I got married in Oct. and filed for AOS at the beginning of November. Shortly after that we got our first NOA and had my biometrics completed in December. I am still awaiting my EAD, but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on whether it is safe for me to quit the school that I am attending? Or should I keep going to the school to keep my status as a student? If I do not attend the school anymore will this jeopardize or delay the process of getting my green card? I do not want to keep paying the expensive tuition if this is not necessary. Thanks for any advice on the matter.

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You can quit. Your status now is "AOS pending." Your current F-1 status is NOT required for a successful AOS. Good luck and congrats on the marriage!


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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

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5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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You can quit. Your status now is "AOS pending." Your current F-1 status is NOT required for a successful AOS. Good luck and congrats on the marriage!

Congrats from me too :) - and as a former F-1 student I can add that you actually do lose your F-1 status once your AOS package was accepted by USCIS - since you basically "give up" your non-immigrant status you had as a foreign student.

As far as quitting school goes - yes, you can and even during the AOS period decide to go back to school, just keep on mind that your school still may charge you a higher tuition then for your state's residents until you can show a greencard (had to experience that not too long ago myself)

Good luck on your AOS journey

Maxximus

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10/13/2010 - Mailed in The Package (AOS, I-765, I-130)

10/17/2010 - USPS confirms delivery to USCIS

10/25/2010 - Check cashed

10/26/2010 - All applications been worked on aka touched

10/28/2010 - NOA1 Receipts for applications received

11/24/2010 - Received appointment for biometrics in the mail for 12/17 *yay*

12/17/2010 - 9.25 a.m. - 9.45 a.m. Biometrics done !!

12/23/2010 - EAD Approved and Card on its way - Email notification received *yay*

01/03/2011 - WOOOHOOO ...EAD Card in Hand!

01/04/2011 - Oh boy....Received Interview Letter today - February 3rd is the day! :)

02/03/2011 - Interview scheduled 12:45 p.m. - out of there before 1:30 p.m. - further review

Coming home, checking for touches at 5:30 p.m. - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED !!!!

Thank you All on Visajourney for your inputs, experiences and thoughts!!!

02/09/2011 - Yup another e-mail saying that my card production was ordered.

02/10/2011 - E-mail notification "Approval letter was sent today"

02/14/2011 - Welcome Letter / Approval NOA and Card (separate envelope) received!!! :D

Late November 2012 (have to look up my receipts ;) - mailed in ROC I-751

12/12/2012 - NOA 1, status extension received

12/18/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received

01/08/2013 - Biometrics done

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Thank you all!!

@Maxximus1074 I've already tried to find a school in my area (Atlanta) that would allow me to pay in state or at least out of state tuition while my AOS pending. Unfortunately, all of the schools I contacted want to see my GC in hand. They don't even allow me to study while on "AOS pending". :(;(;(

Thanks

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Thank you all!!

@Maxximus1074 I've already tried to find a school in my area (Atlanta) that would allow me to pay in state or at least out of state tuition while my AOS pending. Unfortunately, all of the schools I contacted want to see my GC in hand. They don't even allow me to study while on "AOS pending". :(;(;(

Thanks

I don't know if you are undergrad or not, but you have better chance with community colleges. I have a friend who went to school in Atlanta that way, but that was a few years ago. I can't remember the name of the community college now, but unless they have changed it it is still doable


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I don't know if you are undergrad or not, but you have better chance with community colleges. I have a friend who went to school in Atlanta that way, but that was a few years ago. I can't remember the name of the community college now, but unless they have changed it it is still doable

....that sure sucks that they won't accept you for admission. When I recently filled out my online application for the local community college district they asked for my A number, and I left it blank as have not had received my NOA1 by then - lead to the admission office asking me to pay out of state tuition, even after I explained that I have been in the US For 10 years and only lived in Cali - they then referred to the US federal laws on how to administer students and they would have to see the actual greencard :( - funny part is, the officials have had a e-mail header saying "What are your educational dreams, let us work on them together"....and then they can't ....sigh....

Hope you get to continue your education soon :)

Maxximus


10/13/2010 - Mailed in The Package (AOS, I-765, I-130)

10/17/2010 - USPS confirms delivery to USCIS

10/25/2010 - Check cashed

10/26/2010 - All applications been worked on aka touched

10/28/2010 - NOA1 Receipts for applications received

11/24/2010 - Received appointment for biometrics in the mail for 12/17 *yay*

12/17/2010 - 9.25 a.m. - 9.45 a.m. Biometrics done !!

12/23/2010 - EAD Approved and Card on its way - Email notification received *yay*

01/03/2011 - WOOOHOOO ...EAD Card in Hand!

01/04/2011 - Oh boy....Received Interview Letter today - February 3rd is the day! :)

02/03/2011 - Interview scheduled 12:45 p.m. - out of there before 1:30 p.m. - further review

Coming home, checking for touches at 5:30 p.m. - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED !!!!

Thank you All on Visajourney for your inputs, experiences and thoughts!!!

02/09/2011 - Yup another e-mail saying that my card production was ordered.

02/10/2011 - E-mail notification "Approval letter was sent today"

02/14/2011 - Welcome Letter / Approval NOA and Card (separate envelope) received!!! :D

Late November 2012 (have to look up my receipts ;) - mailed in ROC I-751

12/12/2012 - NOA 1, status extension received

12/18/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received

01/08/2013 - Biometrics done

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I know it's been a while since someone last posted here, but I just wanted to share my experience....My community college in Connecticut allowed me to pay in-state once I showed them my marriage certificate. They did not ask for green card, just a copy of marriage certificate, that's it! It was awesome...And I had other friends that did the same thing at the same college. So I guess it depends on the school, I think they make their own rules...


05/16/2011: Sent I-130, I-485, I-864, I-131 and I-756 to Chicago Lockbox facility via USPS Express Mail.

05/17/2011: (Day 1): Package received and signed by S BUSH.

05/23/2011: (Day 7): Email + text confirmation for all forms.

05/24/2011: (Day 8): Checks cashed. ($1490) Ouch!!

05/27/2011: (Day 11): NOA received in the mail for all 4 forms.

05/28/2011: (Day 12): Biometrics Appointment letter in mail. Scheduled for June 22nd!

06/03/2011: (Day 18): Email/text received RFE.

06/08/2011: (Day 23): Received RFE letter in mail. Asking for Medical Form, I-693! I sent it already with my application, but I guess they lost it! :/

06/21/2011: (Day 36): Sent RFE response. CS gave me another form I-693 completed and signed.

06/22/2011: (Day 37): RFE package received in Lee's Summit, MO.

06/22/2011: (Day 37): Biometrics done!

06/24/2011: (Day 39): Email/text RFE response received and under review.

07/07/2011: (Day 52): EAD/AP approved, card production ordered.

07/12/2011: (Day 57): Another text/email saying EAD card production ordered.

07/12/2011: (Day 57): Email/text interview appt date for August 16th!

07/14/2011: (Day 59): EAD/AP arrived!!! yayy, yayyy, yayyyyyy!!! :))))

Waiting...

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