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Application for 485, current visa expiring soon

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Old 02-17-2017, 02:29 PM
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Application for 485, current visa expiring soon

Good Evening!

I am currently intending to apply for a 485 graduate visa, and my current student visa expires on the 15th of March. I should be able to get most of the required documents to apply for the visa before then.

However, i messed up and did not realize i was required to take an IELTS test to apply for this visa, as my country of origin was exempted from that requirement when i was applying for my original student visa.

At this time of posting, the earliest i could take the IELTS test is 4th march. However this means that the results will be released AFTER my student visa expires.

Is there anything i can do to address this issue? I was hoping to call up immigration but they will only be open again on monday morning. I do not wish to be deported because my visa expires... Is it possible for me to apply for some sort of bridging visa, or say a visitor visa so that i remain a legal immigrant till i can get the IELTS test results to be eligible to apply for my 485? or is there any way i can appeal to submit the IELTS results slightly after?

Any advice is welcome, and thanks for your time!

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:51 AM
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You can apply for your 485 after sitting for your IELTS test. You don't have to wait for the result.

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Old 02-18-2017, 05:02 AM
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oh my goodness, is that so? that's really lovely! thank you for the good news Jeremy! i hope you have a lovely day!!

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