View Full Version : COS from H4 to F1 denied-need to depart from USA!!!

02-28-2012, 09:54 AM
This is in continuation with my previos post as my change of status was denied from H4 to F1.I have received the denial letter yesterday 02/28/2012, stating that my COS is denied as I failed to maintain my non-immigrant status within 30 days of programm start dt.This decision leaves me without lawful nonimmigrant status and so I am required to depart from USA.
Whereas we have applied for H4extension(along with H1B extension) in July 2011 and got approved till 2014 in Dec 2011 ( After filing for a COS in OCT 2011). Could you please let me know if I can just ignore the denial letter and continue my stay in US or should I depart and return on H4.