Julia RoussinovaImmigration Attorney
You may experience difficulty extending or changing to a different nonimmigrant status due to the pending immigrant petition (I-526). You should not remain in the United States after your current status expires, and will be able to consular process and obtain the immigrant visa to immigrate to the United States upon approval of your I-526 petition. Your underlying status should have been discussed with your attorney prior to filing an I-526, as average processing times are 15 months. Additionally, ensure you are not subject to the two-year home residency requirement by talking to your attorney.