I am on F1 Visa doing my MBA. I will be graduating in May this year and have a job offer to work on my OPT. My wife is planning to come here to attend my graduation ceremony and stay with me during my OPT. She has her visa interview in two weeks.
I am confused what should we tell them as the reason for the visit. Should we tell them that she is visiting for a short duration to attend the graduation ceremony. in that case I would have to give proof of financial capability to sponsor her trip. Or should we tell them that she is coming here to stay with me for the opt period. I have my offer letter that i can show but i am waiting for my ead which will be given after my graduation. Do they specifically ask for ead if she tells them that i will be working after graduation on opt.
I am on F1 visa and I had a problem where my teacher drop me from the class without even telling me. Unable to add another class, I figure there would not be any problem because I was going to pay for this class anyways. Turns out I fell out of status and my student coordinator came to know about too late. She ask me to apply for I-20 reinstatement and it is been a year since we summited that application. Does anybody know how long does it actually take to get a F1 reinstatement?
Usual stuff(passport, DS -160 confirmation page, Appointment Letter - took photo and fingerprints(ten printed ) and was out in 15mins
Visa Appointment: Chennai
Me: Good morning Mam!
VO: Good morning, pass me your passport and I-20
VO: Which university are you going to?
Me: University of xxxxxxx
VO: Why this university?
Me: I like the Computer Science course curriculum here and blah blah blah
VO: how many other admits do you have and what are they?
Me: I got 3 other admits. (named them)
VO: Visa Approved!
Me: Thank you!
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.
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