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complicated case but VISA aproved.
Hi all,

I'm writing in today to just tell you if you are reading this - just stay positive. Everything will fall in to place.
Here is my profile:

- Visited USA on Visitor Visa B2 Aug 2013
- Did COS to F-1 Nov 2013. Joined a community college who luckily gave me admission.
- Went out of F-1 status in December 2015.
- College was not informing me, I found out and I decided to just leave.

That was the biggest mistake. Never leave. Just take help. Go to Mexico for stamping. Bigger lesson learnt is never screw up immigration issues. Always be a lawful resident.

- Returned to India Jan 2016
- Re-appeared for F-1 interview July 2016 - REJECTED. Informed me I clearly violated all the rules and to re-apply for next year. He luckily did not revoke/cancel my B2 VISA.
- I struggled to manage in India, but I stayed persistent and applied for F-1 again in March 2017 (not giving up so soon :-) )

GUESS? My VISA went into Administrative Processing. i was pretty sure that I came in their database records regarding overstay/violation/previous refusal.

But I guess things had to fall in place. I got my VISA issued. Can't believe that I'm writing this. All those sleepless nights of ambition have come true. Just stay persistent. I went with an approach that USA is not the only country on the earth left, so don't be disheartened - and I got it :-)

- Greet the officer. You set the tone of the interview
- Be confident. I know that it is overrated, but it is true.
- Speak good english. I see many students stammering and that's not a confident sign .
- Have faith. Everything is going to be okay.

I know that it is easy to say, but I've been in your position - trust me, when it has to happen, it will.

Good Luck all!

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