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H1B parent - No GC- MINOR CHILD

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asked Jan 7, 2017 in H1B: H4 Visas,Stamping by anonymous
Hi,

My priority date in EB-3 category is 2012, my son is 8 years old. What would happen if I don't get a visa till he turns 21 yrs old? What will be the various options he has?

Thanks any help will be appreciated

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answered Jan 11, 2017 by Attorney Emandi (4,450 points)

Your son should maintain valid legal status in US. Otherwise he will not be able to adjust his status in the USA. He can maintain his H4 visa status till 21, and then he can change his status to F1. Further, the child status protection act will allow him to file for adjustment of status with you even though he may be over 21 at the respective time when filing. 

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