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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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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 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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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
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.
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.


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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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