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H4 to F1 Visa Approved
Location: Mumbai, India
Visa Interview Date: May 1st, 2017

I reached at the consulate around 8.15 A.M. as my interview was scheduled at 9.00 A.M.

At around 12 P.M. I was moving in the queue inside the consulate waiting for my turn. I started observing Visa Officers (VO) and interviewees as much as I could. I saw that the VO on counter no. 31 was strict as she was rejecting most of the visas. I was just hoping not to face that VO for my interview. But no… it was my turn and the staff member told me to stand right in front of the counter no. 31. I saw that the VO rejected F1 visa of the guy interviewed before me.

I went to the counter with smile on my face.

VO: Good Morning, how are you?
Me: Good Morning Ma’am. I am good, thank you. How are you? (Handed over my I20 to her)
VO: Please give me your SEVIS fee receipt.
Me: (Gave)
VO: So, are you going to pursue your Master’s?
Me: Yes Ma’am.
VO: Which university?
Me: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
VO: Why do you want to pursue Master’s?
Me: After marriage, I was bored sitting at home for two years. So, I thought of upgrading my knowledge with this course.
VO: Who is sponsoring your education?
Me: My husband and my in-laws are sponsoring my education.
VO: What is your husband’s salary?
Me: (Told)
VO: So, your husband works in ABC Company?
Me: No Ma’am, my husband works in XYZ Company. I was working with ABC Company while I was in India.
(I think she was cross checking the information mentioned in my DS-160)
VO: What will you do after Master’s? (While I was framing answer in my mind, she asked further) will you remain housewife?
Me: Yes, I will remain housewife.
VO: Alright, your visa is approved.
Me: Thank you very much Ma’am.
VO: But since your visa status is changing, I need to run certain additional checks. So your passport will take 5-6 days to get ready. Have a nice day.
Me: Okay Ma’am. Thanks once again. You too have a nice day.

And my passport was ready for pick-up within 3 days!

So friends, prepare your answers well in advance, carry all the relevant documents with you, do not stumble while answering, be confident and yes, be positive.

Good luck!
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H4 to F1- Need Help please
Hello All,

I am currently in the US on a Dependent Visa Type (H4). I am a victim of a Domestic Violence case by my husband and his family. Since I had this MS admission in a university before my marriage itself, I checked up with university and deferred my admission to Fall 2017. i'm Leaving to India to attend my Visa interview as My husband won't support me for any documents to transfer my visa within US.

1. What are the possible question generally asked a H4 holder trying to transfer to F1?
2.In my interview, if I am asked why are you transferring H4 to F1, How do I represent myself ?
3.what possibilities do I have to receive my F1 visa?


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F1 Visa enquiry
Hello there,
Hope you doing good. My visa interview is on 10th July 2017. And i have got I20 from University of Redlands, besides that I applied in various universities but didn't get any offer. Also Redlands is a private university. Do you think it can make my profile weak in front the VO. Also it'd be a great help if you put a little light on financial documents required. Thanks.
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student visa f1
Location - dhaka,Bangladesh
I had my Visa interview on 15 June and I got rejected without any reason.I applied for an undergrad visa for western michigan university and i got 16k usd scholarship to fund me.pls tell me what I did wrong so that I don’t do it the next interview went like this…..
VO: hello
Me:hello. Good morning mam
VO:where are u going?
Me: Michigan ,Kalamazoo mam
VO:where did u complete ur highschool
Me:I replied
VO:who will be paying ur 14k usd?who is ur sponsor?
Me:mam my parents will be sponsoring me.
VO:took few seconds to type then said I won’t be issuing u a visa this time try again next time.
Pls tell me what my mistakes were
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My mother's birth date went wrong in ds160 form.
While filling my ds160 form, I entered wrong date of birth of my mother and I have already booked appointment date for visa interview. what should I do to change my mother's birth date in ds160? Do I have to fill new ds160 and book new visa appointment? plz help
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F-1 Visa Experience
Hello All,

I came across this website which makes reading and sharing visa interview experiences very easy. Check it out! They answer quickly to any questions you may have about the process.
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F1 visa
I have my visa on 2nd june 2017.
Il be joining UTA for MS in information systems (MIS) fall 2017.
I have already done MBA in marketing, so far I have 2 internships in Market research and business development. A professional work experience of 2 years in Business development.

will my MBA be an issue for my visa??
anyone with similar profiles??
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F2 visa rejected four times
Fist time my husband on f1 status to months for his graduation
after asking all regular questions not approved
same rest of two times

The fourth time he got his OPT
and got an offer letter from a company
still got rejected after a couple of questions
what does he do when does his opt start
when is his work start date
who is sponsoring --MY FATHER IN LAW

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My Visa Experience
Hello everyone,

Today I am going to share my visa experience with everyone because these forums are very helpful for uncertainties and clarifications.

Visa Interview Info:
Date- April 6, 2017.
Location- Toronto, Canada.
Visa Class- F1 Visa renewal
Note: My interview was for a 3rd country national (I am not Canadian or American)

 So on the 6th i got there for my interview and this is what happened with the consular:
Consular: Hello, how are you?
me: I'm good, you?
Consular: Good. Hand in your I-20 and Passport
me: Gave it to him
Consular: What is my major? Why did I change majors? Do I have anything to show my grades?
me: I brought my degree audit and then I handed it over to him. He was happy with what he saw then he handed it over back to me and said "Your visa has been APPROVED" it will take 3-5 days for you to pick it up. Also, HE TOOK MY I-20.
Me: Thank you and I left

Post Interview:
*The next day(4/7/17)- Today was a Friday: I checked my status and it said Administrative processing. It can take up to 60 days blah blah blah! I started panicking but then everyone goes through Admin Processing and there is also the bad one which takes a while.
*Monday (4/10/2017): I checked again in the morning and it said my visa has been issued. I was very relieved.
*Tuesday (4/11/2017): I got a tracking number. It said my passport has been dispatched.
*Wednesday (4/12/2017): Very late in the afternoon. I got an email saying my passport is ready for pick up
*Thursday (4/13/2017): Picked my passport up and I was out of Canada back to the states.

Honestly, the whole process was scary because I just left the country while school was going on to renew my visa and planned to stay 2-3 days but I ended up staying 5! Also, with everything going on right now, it was kind of scary too.
Good luck everyone!

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F2 visa experience
   Luckily my f2 visa experience was very nice for the second time.
As usual i went fro OFC and cleared everythng.
My consular appointment time was 11.30 am. I reached there by 11 am, entered the consulate . I was really worried about visa interview but i did't showed. For the second time i took all the documents even which are not needed. My turn came
VO.Just wait a moment sorry
 said no problem
Vo-Hi give me your passport
i gave
vo- for which visa are you applying for ?
 said f2
vo- what is your husband doing?
i said he is doing his PHD
vo- your I20 please
i gave
Vo- Tell me about where did you met your husband?
i said we met in a friend's marriage place
vo-So its a love marriage?
i said yes and smiled
Vo-where does your spouse stays ? in a university housing or an apt?
i said apartment
then cleared one doubt regarding university housing and the vo was very happy in clearing that doubt
Vo-in which part of the new mexico does your spouse stay?
i said XYZ
vo was typing something for a minute and finally said OKAY YOUR VISA IS APPROVED HAVE A GREAT TIME IN THE USA.
One thng i understand is everything depends on our lucky.But be prepared and don't be nervous. BEST WSHES
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