My initial F1 was issued for pursuing BS in July 99 - Expired in July 04. I joined MS in Aug 04 & received new Sevis I-20 valid till 07. I have appt @ Chennai counsulate on Dec 9 05. Pls help me with the following:
Do I have to prepare for the visa interview xactly as I had done the 1st time? Would I need the same kinds of documents, CA statement, parent's support, bank statements? Can I use my own US bank statements? I have a full graduate assistantship, how much ~ balance do I need to show?
I had shown my parents support to get into MS & to get the I-20. Also, my brother is working in the US, will it be better/worse to show his support?
Would I need any more visa forms other than DS 156, 157 & 158?
I'd appreciate if anyone can help! Thanks!!!