I am in H1B status, and also have an EAD and pending I-485. Is it recommended that I maintain H1B status, or is it ok for me to just rely on my I-485/EAD?


We oftentimes recommend to clients that they remain in H1B status, if possible, but this is not a requirement. The main benefit of maintaining H1B status is that it is a “backup” if the I-485 application is denied for some reason. Also, one may continue to travel on an H1B visa stamp, instead of using advance parole, if one has maintained H1B status. (24.Jun.2019)

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