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Immigration Issues/Diversity Visa question


I am in the USA since 9 months ago with J1 status. I was accepted for a master’s program so in May I started with USCIS a change of status to F1. This process is still in initial review (I would be starting classes in August 2012). Well, in October 2011 I applied to the DV2013 lottery and I just saw I was selected for further processing. I would like to go do Adjustment of Status process. Does the 30/60/90 day rule apply to my case if my F1 is approved? Should I withdraw my change of status to F1?

The 30/60 day rule may apply to you, but you seem to have due explanations to provide during the interview process and/or RFE on I- 485.  

To my understanding, you should be fine.  However, I recommend that you consult and/or hire an immigration attorney on a retainer basis to provide on-going support as you may need it since you are delving into a murky area of the law.

You may also, contact our offices in this regard.  

Best wishes,

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