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F2 to F1 approved
My Visa interview was in the last week of March 2017 at Mumbai.
Day 1 just 10-15 min for biometrics and photo.
Day 2 I went little early considering mumbai's traffic. Had appointment at 9:30, I reached at 8:30,IV done at 11:30. There was a long queue outside as usual. be prepared to have water bottle with you. It was very hot even in the morning time.
VO: passport, i-20,sevis please.
VO: why do you want to do this course?
      How it will help you in your career?
      What are your plans?
      What is your husband?
      You are already in USA?
 I approve your visa but, your case need some updates. When are you flying back to USA? I said after 6 days.
VO: you will get your passport on 6th day sure.
 Online status on day of interview: administrative process
After 3 days same status them sat Sunday consulate was closed.
On 6 the day I.e Monday morning status was same. I was worried as I had flight in the night. I didn't had passport.
Status changed at 11:00 visa issue passport is still with embassy.
At 2 pm status was passport under process. At 3:30 passport ready for collection. Uhhhh finally!!!!
I collected my passport and went to airport.
What I learned--- be true to VO, don't make traveling arrangements before visa approval unless it's urgent.then explain your situation to VO.if you did just tell it to VO, so they will try to give your passport by that time if you need some administrative process.
I read all previous post here.it helped me a lot to prepare for IV. Whoever is reading this please share your experience to help others
Thank you
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J1 visa - Chennai
Hi guys,

My J1 visa interview occurred last month. I entered the Consulate 15 min before.

VO - Give me your passport.
ME - **Passed it. And he scanned it**

VO - Can you please pass your DS-2019 form?
ME - Here you go.

VO - So have you completed you Under graduation??
ME - No sir. I am in my second year, I still have 1 year to graduate.

VO - So this will be your summer internship??
ME - Absolutely.

VO - Sounds great. How do you know this company and how do you apply internship with them?
ME - I did some freelancing work with them. And said how I applied.

VO - Sounds like a great deal. What skill you will be learning?
ME - Web Development and Project Management

VO - What other activities will you be doing in USA?
ME - I planned for NYC visit and go for base ball games :)

VO - Wonderful. Is that with your other interns?
ME - Yeah

VO - Is some else is applying for the intern in the same company with you from India?
ME - Nahh

** Typed for 15 seconds and took my passport.**

VO - Your visa is approved have a great trip.

Gave me some other instructions to follow when I go to USA.
Left he consulate with a smile :)
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F2 dependent visa rejeaction
Vo- Passport please
i gave passport
Vo- how long have you been married ?
i said 9 months
Vo-give me your I20 and husband's I20
i gave
Vo-is your husband in cpt or opt ?
i was confused hearing this and said opt. So Vo asked again which company.
again i had confusion and said "i am bit confused ,my husband is doing doctorate"
Vo- okay .so your husband is studying in unm ?
i sad yes
Vo- where does he stay?
i said he stays in an apt near to university
Vo-in which place?
i said ABQ
Vo-okay can you go inside the university?
i was confused and said we will be staying near to university.
Vo-Is he getting funds to cover expenses?
i said he is being paid well
Vo-how will he meet your expenses?
i said through his assistantship
Again the VO asked the same question i gave the same answer
Vo- he is getting only $ xyz amount
i was stucked for a moment
Vo-is he getting any other financial source of income ?
i said he has the savings for the past 3 years
and i asked whether vo need the bank statement
Vo- yes
i gave and VO checked& was whispering about funds
after 5 second VO entered something in the system and took a blue paper and checked the second column in it and said sorry your visa can't be approved this time .

Can anybody can suggest some answers .i am so sad
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F1 OPT BACK TO F1 VISA
Hi all!
I am currently in F1 OPT and am volunteering in a hospital laboratory and my EAD expires on Jun 15th 2017 and at this point I figured out that I would rather go for PhD program. But the only issue which I have is how to bridge the gap between my EAD expiration and receiving I-20.
Say, am applying for phd program by Jun1 for spring intake and they send me I-20 by october/november... what should i do to be in status in USA.?

Thanks in advance
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F2 dependent Visa
Hi,
My spouse is pursing masters in US. i have applied for f2 twice within time gap of 10 days
got refused with reason 214(b).
currently am an employee in my home country. Could this be the refusal reason?

please suggest for these kind of refusals.
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F-2 Visa Interview 09-02-2017 approved
Hello Friends,

I am posting this , as this will be usefull for who attending the F2-Visa.

I am done with graduation and in OPT and working in X company.

First Trial:June 2016(Just completed my masters and I am in OPT with out job)

VO is a Young Man

VO:Please hand over Visa and passport.
My Wife:Handed over
VO:What is ur husband Doing
My Wife:He completed his studies and now in OPT .
VO:Is he working
My Wife:No,he is applying for jobs and attending interviews
VO:According to rules,your husband has only 60 days left to get the job and Cant approve your visa now as he does not have any job.
My Wife:thanks

Second Trial:09-02-2017(This time,In Sept 2016 I got job with good package)

We are very much in mental depression and loosing health and apart from almost 2 years .This time she prepared well for all the situations answering very honestly.

VO is a Young lady

VO:Good Morning
My Wife:Good Morning.
VO;Passport,I-20,Which VISA are you applying for .
My Wife :F2
VO;can you give your husband I-20,she took and entered my SEVIS ID,she did not find any employment information in their system ,and then she said to my wife regarding that she did not find any employment info of your husband.My Wife said it was there in second page of I-20,then she saw and asked for OFFER LETTER (with big smile LOL) and checked my offer letter and second page of my I-20 which is in SYNC and asked about my package.
My Wife:Said xxxxx amount.
VO:please ask your husband to update the employment info to school.
MyWife:Sure.
VO:Good luck and njoy .
My Wife:Thanks

I am fortunate that I took the OPT approved I-20 of mine before sending my wife to second trial,that helped me.With out the second page of my I-20 which contains my approved OPT employment information,this will be definitely rejected.I am not sure why employment info is reflecting in I-20 ,but not in their system(I sent mail today to my school reg the same today).

My OPT expires in June 2017 and I am very much worried about approval because i have very short span(4 months) of OPT left.But fortunately it was approved with out asking much questions and she answered all the answers with confidence and honestly.I sent all the payslips,offerletter,client letter not to pose any chances of rejection.

I hope this will be use full for you and good luck and dnt loose hope.

Thanks

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f-1 student visa
this is Jessie in the United States Southern California, love of literature and art, like tourism, to participate in the Los Angeles Chinese National Orchestra, as pipa. Love her extensive, in the education industry for 8 years, has a wealth of experience in studying visas, very patient guidance students in the school application and visa issues. US visa, you can contact with me for you to assess the risk of visas, a detailed interpretation of American life.
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Related to wife's and son's F2 denial
Hello Friends,

Hope anyone will help me on this.

I came to the USA on Visitors and changed it to F1. Recently I am in 3rd Semester. My wife also got Visitors and she went back to India just after 1 month as my Kid didn't get visitors for the first time and is studying in India. Today my wife and Kid applied for F2. EWverything was going good and they asked few questions to my 6 years kid as well. Soon when the officer came to know that my wife has visited the USA previously, then he went inside, took some time and came back. To my surprise, he just not only denied F2 of my wife and kid but also canceled B1/B2 of my wife giving reason that "you have not made proper use of your visitor visas." My wife answered everything properly and the interview was for about 30 minutes. Please help me for the next step. What should I do? Should I apply for F2 again or B1/B2 for both? And when and when? Thanks for all your replies and suggestions.
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Processing time cos b2 to f1
Hi there, is there any one who changed status b2 to f1? pls share your experience for processing time. I applied cos on Oct 24, 2016. my class will start tomorrow Jan 31. I m still waiting it. I am a bit worry now.

Thank you.
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Need help for F2 visa
Hi friends am at F1 student currently doing master's in computer science fourth semester am recently married am paln to give dependent visa for my wife so she went visa on December 06th 2016 her visas was rejected .
we plan to reapply please help me for this scenario.

VO young lady

my wife:Good morning madam
VO: good morning
VO:give me your i20 and passport
my wife: she gave it
VO:your spouse studying at silicon valley university
my wife: Yes
VO: He is studying or working ?
my wife: He is studying not working
VO: He is living in apartment or Motel ?
my wife: Room
VO; When he will finish he's studies ?
my wife: SORRY ,I CAN'T GIVE VISA THIS TIME

WHAT'S THE REASON I CAN'T UNDERSTAND AM PLAN TO REAPPLY I NEED BETTER SUGGESTION I HOPE EXPECTING FORM YOU FRIENDS
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