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Hi! I am on L1 visa and applied for i-131/765/485 early in the year as a dependent. Can I stay in the U.S. lawfully if I quit my job and lose L1 status before the approval of EAD/GC given I have a pending change of status application? I will soon talk to an immigration lawyer, just wondering if anyone has heard a similar case before.

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It’s not legal if your application is not yet approved. If you really don’t want to work at PwC any more, try for a leave of absence, which is allowed under L1 if initiated by you; don’t remember the time limit though

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Thanks M1 & AE1 - we talked to an attorney from one of the big law firms and he confirmed that i could stay in the US legally but not work until a decision is made on the EAD or GC.

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