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Hello- My date is now current and can file my AOS form starting Feb 1. I read somewhere that we need to submit the I-20 document from college.

I have been out of college for 9 years and don't have the I-20 that was issued to me then. I called the College and they said that only keep records for 5 years before shredding them.

What am i supposed to to? Is this mandatroy? Is there an alternative? letter etc?  Pls advise.

Thanks,

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Hi,

I-20's are not normally attached when filing the I-485 adjustment of status application. Thus, you will not require copy of the I-20's that you possessed several years ago.

It is clear that you were maintaining F1 student status at that time and that is why you were granted change of status, etc. during your stay in the U.S. and are now at the I-485 filing stage due to current priority date. Additional information about priority dates is here: www.h1b1.com/visawaiting.htm

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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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