H1 approved, can i still maintain F1 status??


Registered Users (C)
H1 approved, can i still maintain F1 status, since i have not started working for my H1 employer??

or my status changes automatically once H1 gets approved??

i used to think H1 is kind of dual status visa....where your status does not change unless you use that visa for employment, am i wrong?


Registered Users (C)
Depends on whether Change of status was filed along with H1 petition.
If you have a latest I-94 showing H1 then you are on H1 and then if you haven't joined your employer then you are out of status.