Can I apply for H4 while in between academic jobs on H1B? 2 Answers as of September 03, 2014

Hello. My H1B finished on Aug 30th 2014, I have another H1B on a new job in the academia that is currently pending. My wife has her own H1B that is valid until August 2015. I am currently in the US and I would like to reject my job offer in the academia. My question is, if I can stay in the US by applying to H4 while my H1B in my new job is still pending?

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
Yes, you can apply for a change of status to H-4 while the new H-1B is pending. You will have to show that you have been maintaining valid status throughout.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/3/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
There is not enough information to assess the matter. I encourage you to consult an experienced immigration attorney.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/3/2014
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