I aspire to study MS in USA. My parent has a L1 visa and I hold L2. Due to covid we have not been able to travel to USA on these visas even once.
My visa L2 is valid till Mar 22. There is high chance that my parent will travel to USA in mid 2021 for work. My queries are:
1>Can I apply for F visa so I can apply to universties as international student irrespective of my L2 visa.
I am trying to help my friend's daughter to get her F2 visa. Her fiancé is on opt and have F1 visa stamped till sometime in 2022, he is going to India in Feb and plan to get married there. Now he has already visa he does not need to go to embassy to get visa stamped but the daughter will have to go once she get marriage certificate. I have few questions:
1. Can she apply for an appointment before marriage but actual appointment date would be after marriage?
2. Does she need i-20 for herself or would that be her husband's i-20?
3. If she needs i-20, how can she get it? Who should apply husband/daughter and can it be applied before marriage?
Goal is to get married in Fed first week and come back to usa together.
Hi, My daughter is studying undergraduate on L2 visa. She would be attaining 21 years of age before she completes her course. I understand she would need F1 visa for the remaining period. What is the process of getting L2 converted to F1. Can this be done without leaving US?
I wanted to make a clarification. My F1 visa expires end of May, 2021 while my STEM OPT expires end of Feb 2022. I want to renew the F1 visa till end of OPT so that if any emergency happens, be it for work/family-related travel, I'm able to leave and re-enter US without hassle. When I went ahead to schedule the interview, it said I qualify for interview waiver. Is this usual since I'm not studying anymore? In addition, my first F1 visa was issued in Japan, since I happened to be working there at the time. As expected, I am seeing/hearing contradictory information online and from friends.
My F1 Visa was approved after 5 rejections in 6th attempt
When I applied for F1 Visa for Fall 2019, my visa was refused 5 times, and finally succeeded in the 6th attempt for Spring 2020.
I can’t share all the interview questions I faced in all 6 attempts here.
for all the people who are facing rejections, I would suggest you not to give up at the same time don’t just attempt without practicing!
F2 Visa Interview Experience
Location: Hyderabad - India
VO: Young lady
Time: 11:15 AM
Note: VO is not taking Documents, We have to show all Documents one after one from outside mirror.
VO: Hello, Good Morning.
ME: Good Morning !!.
VO: Can I see your i-20’s and Passport?
Me: Yes Sure. (Showed I-20’s with DSO Letter stating that due to pandemic University providing only Digital I-20’s)
VO: When did you get marry ?
ME: Told Date
VO: Where does he currently stay ?
ME: Told Place
VO: What is your husband currently doing in US?
ME: He is working as a software engineer at ABC Company
VO: Thank you (Muted Mic for 3-4 mins and verified all details in Computer screen and asked
something to an Indian lady standing next to her )
ME: Sure (Waiting)
VO: Do You have Kids ?
VO: Can I see your Marriage Certificate ?
ME: Yes Sure.
VO: Can I see your Marriage Photos ? (Show one after one Please )
VO: Thank You (Again Muted and Long Discussion with one of the old Visa VO) (4-5 Mins)
VO: How much money does your husband earn?
Me: He Earns $$$$$$ per Annum.
VO: Can I see his pay slips ?
ME: Yes Sure; (Showed from out side she just noted all details like Date, Gross Pay and all)
VO: Again long Gap (2-3) Mins
VO: Can you show your passport once again ?
ME: Showed, She Scanned Barcode.
VO: Can you place left, right hand four fingers and both thumbs on the scanner one after one?
ME: Yes Sure.
VO: Thank You (Again Wait for 2-3Mins) Entered Some data in her computer.
VO: Can You Please Drop your Passport in the Drop Box.
ME: Thank You …!
VO: With Smile… Welcome.
Here is my full visa interview experience
VO- Good morning.
I- Good morning sir.
VO- For which program do you plan to go?
I- I plan to go for Undergraduate
VO- please hand over your I-20 as well as passport.
VO- Why did you choose this university?
I- I choose this university because it is ranked first for value for money programs as well as its course load includes subjects in which I am interested like AI and computer graphics also the professor over there are involved in very fascinating research field like Haptic systems and computer vision.
VO- Which all universities do you apply to?
I - I only applied to this university because of the reasons I mentioned earlier as well as my sister is a senior at Tech itself so it would be easy for me to transition over there. Also I was afraid to join to other universities due to home sickness.
VO- okay, why did you choose Cs?
I- I choose cs because I had Cs curriculum in my high school and I got lot of interest in my Cs classes and I have also learned c++ language.
VO - Who plan to sponsor your education?
I- My parents will sponsor my education.
VO- What does they do and what is their annual income?
I- My father is a manager at finance and accounts department in Minda Corporation and his annual income is 18lacs inr/per annum.
VO- What do you plan to do after graduation?
I- I plan to do masters in the field of my interest and after that I will come back to my country for work as whole of my family is here.
VO- sorry I can’t approve your visa as of now.
Please tell me what changes I can make to my application.
I hve my F1 visa and My Wife applied for F2 visa. This are the interview experience/questions
VO:Which type of visa are you applying for?
VO: What type of visa your husband is holding?
VO: Which university he is studying?
Wife: XYZ university
VO: Who is your sponsor?
Wife: My Husband.
VO: Who is your husband's sponsor?
Wife: His parents and One of Indian bank
VO:Your husband has currently OPT/CPT?
WIfe: NO OPT
VO: When did you get married? How many people are present? Has it happened in Punjab or mumbai?
Wife: told date and place and approx. number of people
9. Asking you one more time who is your and your husband sponsor?
Wife: My sponsor is my Husband
under 214 B your visa is not approved.
This was the overall visa experience
How would i overcome such rejection please help me
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