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If I have my I-140 approved through self-petition and my husband’s L1 visa is denied in that case can I continue to stay in the country and continue the process or do I have to leave the country. What is the duration of stay in the country from the date of denial of visa.
Asked on January 24, 2017 under Immigration Law, Florida
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
I-140 does not accord a status in and of itself. It allows you to continue with the process of immigration but it also presumes that you are in valid nonimmigrant status throughout. What is your current nonimmigrant status? On what basis was your husband's visa denied? Was it the visa that was denied or the L-1 status? There is a difference.
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