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    Change of status denied

    HI Guys

    H1b Approved but Change of status denied. ( counselor processing required for new visa)
    Reason: Out-of-Status before filing H1b petition.
    collages says my SEVIS is active and attorney verified all my documents from day 1 arrived to us, every thing seams perfect.
    University A = master in computer science
    12 months OPT approved
    University B = master in IT management
    Day 1 CPT applyed

    IN Approval Notice:

    " The above petition has been approved for the classification requested. However, the status previously accorded the worker(s) had expired before this petition was filed. Therefore, the worker(s) were out of status when this petition was filed. Thus, the worker(s) are not eligible for the requested change of status. Accordingly, the request for a change of status is denied. There is no appeal from the decision denying the requested change of status.
    Even though the worker(s) are ineligible for a change of status, they may depart the United States and apply for the proper visa at a consulate abroad. Then they may apply at a port of entry to reenter the U.S. based on that new visa. The petitioner should keep the upper portion of this notice and forward the lower portion to the worker(s) for presentation at the U.S. Consulate.
    To speed this process, we have sent notification of the approval of the classification to the consulate listed above. If you have any questions about visa issuance, please contact the consulate directly. "

    Please suggest what are the chances of getting visa at embassy counselor processing required for new visa.

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