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I currently have a multiple entry tourist visa good until 2015.  I have now been accepted to a graduate program in the US.  What happens to my tourist visa once the student visa is issued?  Do I loose the benefit of a multiple entry until 2015?

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Kenny,
You can only be on one status at at time.  Thus, if you are on F1 status, you are on only F1 status.  Note, with an F1 visa, you should be able to leave the US and reenter as long as you are still a student.
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Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,www.ashleykrishnan.com.

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18 years as a practicing attorney.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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American Jurisprudence Award recipient

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