I-130 and I-485 application while being on STEM OPT


New Member
Hello everyone, need a help with the issue. I’m on STEM OPT and recently got laid off from my employer. I have only 70 unemployment days left.
My wife is LPR. We applied for I-130(priority date-02/09/20) and I-485 for me since F2A category is current. Both cases are in with pending status.
Q. Do I have to worry about my STEM OPT unemployment days or I can live here in states with the pending receipts?
Thank you


Well-Known Member
Going out of status after your I-485 is filed does not affect your I-485. You can legally stay in the US while your I-485 is pending.