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hello sir
I need urgent help pls,
I did master from US and I applied for H1 with my opt on april 2007, and after a month of filing, my opt expired on may31  and i joined college before opt expiration and i had I-20 till Nov 22, 2007 before H1 starts ( oct 4), but i received i-797b(without I-94)showing the POE back home on June 29, instead of 797-a . So then my company filed for amendment for COS with my valid I-20 on July 9. I received I-797,notice of action stating notice date August 30, 2007 and now i received a denial from USCIS on March 19 and now i don't have f-1 or opt . What would be the best option for me to take further steps? Could you please give me the suggesstions.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Regards

Raj

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Hi Raj,

You are not currently maintaining valid nonimmigrant visa status in the U.S. Therefore, you should depart the U.S. and apply for H-1B visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate in your home country based on the H-1B approval notice that you had received in 2007.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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