World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
If you are telling me that you are in the US in R-1 status and that you applied for an extension of it or another application that you are eligible for, then NO you do not have to leave the country. If the application is denied, then you will have to leave at that time. Just make sure that you are eligible for the status that you are now seeking. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California