Mine is little complecated case. My H1B (regular processing) was filled early in April 2012 and I was on F1 at the time maintaining my status until H1B approval.
Got an RFE and replied (regular processing)
Unfortunately the school was closed before H1 decision came so technically my i-94 is not valid at the moment.
Converted to premium to get the decision faster this week.
How can this affect my change of status decision?
As per lawyers I consulted, I was advised to stay in US until I get the decision, as I was in status while I applied for change of status, is it true that in order to request change of status one need to be in valid status at least until the application for Change of status is filled?
What if my status expires (which is expired) ?
Thanks in advance for any assistance or guidance.