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F2 visa approval chance while on F1 STEM OPT
Hi,

I'm currently on F1 STEM OPT and expires in May 2020. My wifi has an F2 visa interview in Dec 2018. What are the chances of getting the visa? I read through a couple of posts and got to know that the visa officer straight away rejects visa if the F1 candidate is on STEM OPT. So there is no way to get a spouse on F2 while I am on STEM OPT?
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Please Help
Hello,

Currently I'm in OPT status(valid till 02/02/2019). My H1B got approved and it wont take effect until 10/01/2018. But I want to remain in OPT status because I got a job offer from one of the company and I'll get my Marriage based EAD with in 2-3 months.

My current employer agreed to cancel my H1B. If I cancel my H1B will I go back to my OPT status?

Please help
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M1 visa
Good day Sir/ma
Please I intend to apply for M1 Visa, I need your help and advice on what I need to do and what documents I would need to put together...

Hope to read from you soonest, thanks.
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Delay in visa
Hi,
I applied for the F1 visa and had my visa interview on 5th July and the consulate didn't ask for any documents and said that the visa is approved.
However, its 30 July today and the site still says that it is under administrative processing and the last updated date also remains the same as that of the interview i.e 5th July.
I have booked my flight tickets for 8th August and have tried every means to get in touch with them but nothing positive is coming out of it.
Please let me know if any of you have faced a similar issue and in case there is any possible way to do something
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F1 Visa interview Experience after abandoning COS from H4 to F1
Hi all, I recently attended F1 visa interview at chennai consulate by travelling back to India. I am currently in H4 status and applied for COS to change to F1 in US but unfortunately decided to abandon it due to slow processing times.

I went to the consulate expecting many questions on why F1, Why did you abandon COS, Plans post graduation etc etc. I was very very nervous when I saw the VO in the counter I was sent to just rejected a guy for F1 and called the applicant before me to the counter. After a very long 15 minute interview she rejected ever her. At this point I was literally super nervous and all I could do was to pray that it will go through fine for me.

VO: Good morning ma'am.
Me: Hi, Very Good morning ma'am.
VO: Pass me the passport and documents
Me: Here is my I20 SEVIS and passport
VO: Just the I20 would do with passport please
Me: Okay
VO: So you are going to XX college??
Me: Yes Ma'am. that is correct
VO: Why this college??
Me: Maam , this college has provided me a good GRA funding which will cover significant portion of my tution fees. Also I completed my undergrad from a very reputed college in India and wanted to pursue masters from equally reputed university US. Thats why.
VO: okay. So how are you funding the rest of the fees
Me: Ma'am my husband will sponsor for rest of the tution fees
VO: Your scores ma'am
Me: XX,YY
VO: Plans post MBA??
Me: Ma'am , ,my husbands visa is expiring around the same time of my graduation so we are both coming back to India once I complete my course.
VO: Sounds good! I'm keeping your passport ma'am, your visa is approved!!!

I was like thats all?? Yayyy!!!! I ran out of the consulate with a huge smile on my face. I was very surprised that she had no questions on my COS, why F1, or anything else. Its important to apply to a good reputed college and also score well in your entrance exams. Beyond this unless you have filed for PERM or GC or have been out of status anytime in US, It should generally go fine.
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J1 Visa administrative processing
Hi guys i had my visa interview on 20th of June 2018 in Mumbai.
Everything went good the visa officer Had asked me few questions like:-
1) what you do for leaving
2) When did you complete you graduation in Hotel Management.
3) The Duration of the course.

Then he asked me to show him the documents for the same i showed him my final year results and degree along with that i also gave him my DS-160 and DS-2019.
He checked everything and then he started typing something in the computer after few minutes he gave a Green slip with a tick mark on the column where it was mentioned that your application needs further administrative processing.

The Visa officer also kept my passport and informed me that within a week i will be receiving a mail from the consulate on the update of my visa application but till now I haven’t received any update its been 3 weeks now.

Any idea or suggestions what I should do.
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F2 Visa Rejected for my wife
I came to US in the year 2015 July. I completed my masters from ACCT in march 2017 and I got my opt in May 2017. I got married in 2017 OCT. I came into US without any issues in immigration. and in December my schools got shutdown, so I have joined in second masters in “Campbells university” and then transfer to UC because in near to me, and started working on my (Day1) CPT. By here the first half of my story was completed.

Coming to the 2nd half, July 2018 my wife went for F2 Visa interview and got rejected by giving 214(b) and they said, she is not eligible to apply. Visa Officer asked my Visa and I20's, by the way my i20 valid till Dec 2019 visa will expire on june 2020. Please check the below conversation between my wife and VO.

VO: Why are you going to US

To stay with my husband

Vo: Can I have your husband I20
Provided

Vo: when did you married

xx-xx-2017.

Vo: since how long your husband is in US

3 years

Vo: how many schools did he changed till now

3 schools

VO: Why didn’t you go with your husband
To complete my studies, I stayed back

Vo: Sorry you are not eligible to apply for this visa.

He gave 214(b) and rejected.

Do I need to send her again to Visa interview or Do she need to apply for visiting visa?

Can you guys please give your suggestions on this. Ans also how to answer on the second masters with day1 CPT if the question arises.

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hello guys can you please let me know the reason for rejection and what does the 214B mean?
Visa: Rejected
Time: 10 am
Location: Hyderabad

Me: Good Morning Sir
VO: Good Morning. Why do u want to study masters?
Me: To enhance my knowledge sir
Vo: So why H4 when you have F1 visa?
Me: F1 would allow me to do research work under professors and I will be eligible to get assistantships and scholarships
Vo: So what is research work?
Me: I would like to do research work under professors on autonomous cars which are aligned with my area of interests.
Vo: what is this pathway program?
Me: Pathway program is similar to regular master’s degree program and I will need to do an extra 1 credit hour English course apart from the regular csu masters degree program.
Vo: You will need to pass your pathway program and then only you will be eligible to work under professors and for this you don’t need F1 you can study on h4…. Do you know that?
Me: Yes sir eventually after my pathway prog I will be able to do research work under professors.(typed for almost 2 min)
Vo: what is your percentage?
Me: 77.04 sir
Vo: what’s your GRE Score?
Me: 293 sir
Vo: Which year have u passed out?
Me: 2014 sir
Vo: where does your husband stay and what is he doing?
Me: Told
Vo: Sorry I cannot approve your Visa for please take your passport (Gave 214B slip)
(small background information I got h4 visa on may 24th. I got conditional admit form csu and received my I20 on May 30th and so applied for f1 visa)
Guys can you let me know what’s wrong? (is he is considering me as potential immigrant?) Please comment
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F1 Visa interview Islamabad
Today I will share with you my F1 Visa experience and I hope it will be helpful who wish to nail this experience, When I gave this interview which is like few days ago I saw many cases getting rejected, even the girl right in front of me got rejected her visa and it was quite nerve cracking but here goes my experience:

Visa: Approved
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Islamabad

Me: Good Morning
VO: Good Morning, Pass me your Passport and I20
Me: (smiled) passed her my I20 and Passport which was tied together and my DS160
VO: (starts typing) what are you studying
Me: Told
VO: Have you ever been United States
Me: Yes, twice, once as a J1 on government sponsored program and second time as an F1 to complete my High School in America.
VO: Sobyou went as a J? Which program
Me: Told
VO: and you completed your High school in America?
Me: Yes, told her the name of school
VO: who is sponsoring your education
Me: I have been offered full ride, my dorm and food is also paid for and no expense to my family
VO: Great! They are also paying for your dorm and food
Me: Yes, I have the notarized letter if you wish to see
VO: No need!
Me: (just smiling)
VO: okay everything looks good, I am approving your visa. It should be ready for pickup by next week and let me explain you somethings, US government is getting very strict about students working and not going to school.
Me: thank you very much, have a good day
VO: you too have a good day, good luck.
Me: thank you very much.

I was super happy, Went out to my parents who were super excited to hear about approval.
Almost all the applicants I saw were getting rejected but make sure you remain confident. Confidence is the key and make sure you have all the papers ready and are prepared. My interview lasted for about 6-7 minutes only.
I hope it helps somebody and if you have any questions, Feel free to ask fellows!!
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F1 VISA in july
I got accepted to California State University San Bernardino for fall 2018. My GRE is 283 and TOEFL is 105
I have my F1 interview on 20th July and I am very scared. I would appreciate some tips on how can I ace my interview.
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