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Visa status stuck in "Application received" for 3 weeks
My mother had her biometrics appointment for her B1 visa on January 24th and her interview on January 25th, 2023. It has been 3 weeks and the CEAC website shows "Application received" and LastUpdated on January 24th, 2023. She had her interview at the Hyderabad consulate. Has anyone experienced such abnormal delays? This is a very worrisome time for us since we need to plan her travel to the USA soon. Any leads or help would greatly be appreciated.
I have tried calling VFS multiple times, but the only response we get is "Application is under processing". Please provide any experience you may have heard.

Thank you!
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Need assistance for applying to F1 with previous record of B1
So, I had previously applied for a B1 visa through my previous employer for a client visit. The visa was approved and I was given a visa for 3 months. Unfornutaley, I didn't get to travel that time because the client changed their mind later. The validity of my B1 visa has already expired now.

Now, I want to apply for an F1 visa for my postgraduate studies.
Will there be any chance of my F1 visa rejection because of my previous B1 visa which was approved but I didn't travel to the USA that time?

Please give me some insights on this and possible questions that the consular might ask regarding this. Will be a big help. Thanks.
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Interview waiver form for a 3 years old daughter
Dear all,
Could anyone help me with this query, me and my wife both have a valid USA b1/b2 VISA, now I have applied for my daughter who is 3 years old and she is suppose to be eligible for interview waiver program.
I have completed ds 160 and also paid appointment fees and selected appointment date, now the question is How am I support to drop off the application without interview waiver form, I do not know how and from where I will get this form. I tried to search internet, even contacted the support team they are not answering me at all. And even for the email no response at all.

THanks and regards.
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I want to extend my Parents Visa, and what reason is appropriate for USCIS ?
And If I apply online , it is going to cost 370 +85 = 455 per person, and if you apply paper application 370 + 85*2 = 540.
Is my understanding correct? Can you please share your experiences.

Thanks in advance.
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Traffic violation on form DS-160 for H1B stamping? Have you ever been convicted or arrested for any crime or offense ?
HI I got 3 traffic citation on same day in PA state, I am a residence of MD state.
1) Speeding at 100mph in 65mph zone.
2) Driving in left lane on limited highway
3) Careless driving

I had to pay the FINE simply. Cops didn't arrest me, no fingerprint, they didn't ask me to appear to the court. But I contested the citation by reporting PLEAD NOT GUILTY on the ticket.

Cops and my lawyer received the hearing date from court. Cops and my lawyer came to an arrangement before the trial started. So during the summary trial Cops changed the citations to the below citation and then judge pleaded me guilty for these.

1) 75 § 3362 : Exceed 65 OR 70 MPH For All Vehicles By 15MPH
2) 75 § 3313 D1: Driving in Right Lane
3) 75 § 3111 §§ A: Obedience to Traffic Control Devices

I paid the fine and attended online driver improvement program. No License suspension, no arrest, no fingerprinting.

Now for the question on DS-160 there is a question: Have you ever been convicted or arrested for any crime or offense, even though subject or pardon, amnesty or other similar action?

What should I pick as answer: YES or NO
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Need Assistance on B1 to H1B
Hi Team,

I had a B1 visa with which I went to US couple times on client visits. Later with the B1 visa I went to US on 2013 and within 6 months I got my status changed from B1 Visa to F1 Student visa and continued to do my Masters and after the 1st term, I moved to a different state and different college.

I studied Master's there for a term to 2 terms and later due to mental health issues and financial issues, I couldn't continue to do my Master's, however stayed back there Out of Status as I couldn't pay the tuition fees.

I was there presumably Out of Status in US for 1.5 Years and later in 2017, I came back to India for good and none questioned my return back to India.
Also, during my entire stay in the US while I was Out of Status, none questioned me nor was I ever questioned on my status.

In couple month's time, it will be 5 years since I came back from US to India and want to know if I can apply for H1B visa in the near future, maybe in a year's time or come to US on Business Visa as I have a tie up with a company in US with my startup in India.

Kindly help me / suggest if I can travel to the US again.
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B1 to Student Visa
I came here on Business Visa and converted to student visa as i like few courses and persue higher education here. I never left the country after that. Now my business visa is valid for another 7 years. My lawyer advised me i can go from student to business visa. Do u think if i leave the country, will i have problem re-entering on business visa?
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B1 visa approved - 2months ago
My interview was scheduled at 9:15AM, I reached the consulate office at 8:50 and my turn came around 10:15 !!

I greated VO with hello good morning!

VO: May I have your passport?
Me: Here it is

VO: what is the duration of your travel?
Me: 2 weeks (Mentioned the dates)

VO: What is the purpose of your travel?
Me: I quickly briefed him regarding the meetings I will be attending and also added on my role in current company (which matches my purpose of visit to the US)

VO: Do you have invite letter?
Me: Handed over the letter.

2mins of silence, he started typing something on his PC! Well, these 2mins felt like hours!

VO: Thank you and handed over white slip and mentioned that the passport will be delivered within few days!
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B1 Visa - March12, 2020 - Visa Declined - Reason
Hello Immihelp Subscribers,

I went for a B1 Visa Interview on March 12, 2020 and my interview slot was @ 9:30 am. I was in the Que and my turn came up, the agent (assistants) advised me to go to counter # 27. The Interview was about 2 minutes,

Me – GM

VO – May I have your PP(passport)
Me – handed over the PP

VO – which part of US you are visiting
Me – Medford, MA (headquarters of my company)

VO – Purpose of my visit
Me – Explained the purpose, company strategy meet, meeting with existing customers and prospective clients

VO – how long will you stay
Me – one week

VO – Have you travelled outside India
Me – No, this is will be my first visit

VO – Why only you
Me – I’m the only sales person based out of India

VO – do you have kids
Me – yes, two kids

VO – annual salary
Me – mentioned my annual Salary

I would be really grateful to the fellow members who are an experts in analysing the visa status, you inputs are most welcome!
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