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AOS from F1 after 2 semesters in school, can I drop out?

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Came to the US on F1 for a masters program, met my husband, and fell in love and got married under 6 months of knowing each other. It’s a long distance relationship, and it’s been very financially and emotionally taxing. Filed for AOS, and I don’t want to go to school next semester for the reasons below 

 

1. Being away from my husband and his family 

2. No more financial funding left to continue school 

3. Unable to perform well due to the fact that I spent all of last semester flying in and out to go see my husband. 

 

How is this going to look at the interview? They might think I came here with ulterior motives and for the wrong reasons. 

 

Given also that our relationship is very new and seems so rushed, will it look bad during the visa interview? 

 

Thoughts anyone? 

 

I also hate what I’m studying and I’m desperate to change my school and major sometime down the line 

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The issue is not so much how it looks although it does appear rushed. The question is do you have substantial and probative evidence [Matter of Tawfik, 20 I&N Dec. 166, 167 (BIA 1990)] that your marriage is bona fide? If you do, then there’s not much to worry about.

 

I won’t recommend you stay in a masters program just to look good to immigration, life is too short to waste on things that make you miserable. That said make sure this is a well thought out decision because if you drop out and something goes awry with your change of status and it is denied, it means you will have no status to fall back on.

 

All the best

Edited by Just Observing

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You can drop out. My sister-in-law had dropped out before her AOS  was submitted. They only registered for their marriage with my mother and I as two required witnesses.  AOS got approved, ROC got approved without an interview, Naturalization got approved ...and they have not had their wedding yet.  As long as the relationship is bona fide with support documentation then nothing to worry.

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46 minutes ago, Patronfam3 said:

How is this going to look at the interview? They might think I came here with ulterior motives and for the wrong reasons.

Not an issue; see Matter of Batista and Matter of Cavazos. Intent is determined at entry, not at the AOS interview.

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  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
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1 hour ago, Patronfam3 said:

Came to the US on F1 for a masters program, met my husband, and fell in love and got married under 6 months of knowing each other. It’s a long distance relationship, and it’s been very financially and emotionally taxing. Filed for AOS, and I don’t want to go to school next semester for the reasons below 

 

1. Being away from my husband and his family 

2. No more financial funding left to continue school 

3. Unable to perform well due to the fact that I spent all of last semester flying in and out to go see my husband. 

 

How is this going to look at the interview? They might think I came here with ulterior motives and for the wrong reasons. 

 

Given also that our relationship is very new and seems so rushed, will it look bad during the visa interview? 

 

Thoughts anyone? 

 

I also hate what I’m studying and I’m desperate to change my school and major sometime down the line 

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  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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6 minutes ago, Patronfam3 said:

I’m living with my husband and his family for the summer 

For the summer? I guess I'm confused......Inside the US?  Do you have advance parole?

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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5 hours ago, missileman said:

I guess I'm confused......Inside the US?

OP goes to school in one US state. OP's husband lives in a different US state. OP is currently visiting husband since Spring semester just ended.

Edited by HRQX

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2 minutes ago, HRQX said:

OP goes to school in one US state. OP's husband lives in a different US state. OP is currently visiting husband since Spring semester just ended.

Got it....Thanks.


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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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Definitely stop studying wherever you are and stay with your husband, live together as most married couples do.  Living together will help your AOS interview more than living apart with you as a student would.  Transfer to a university close to where you live if you want to continue studying at some point.  Good luck with your studies, marriage, and AOS!

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9 hours ago, Capital said:

You can drop out. My sister-in-law had dropped out before her AOS  was submitted. They only registered for their marriage with my mother and I as two required witnesses.  AOS got approved, ROC got approved without an interview, Naturalization got approved ...and they have not had their wedding yet.  As long as the relationship is bona fide with support documentation then nothing to worry.

I would just note that dropping out before AOS is submitted means one would be out of status & with no authorized stay until they submit AOS. That's not an issue for AOS in the OP's case as they are doing AOS based on marriage to a USC. It is an issue for most other family and employment based categories as overstay is not ignored in those cases.

It would also make one ineligible for the VWP ever again (if they were from an eligible country).


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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