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My visa from B2 to F1 - change of status
Hi I applied for F1 visa in October, 2015 for Spring Semester, 2015. I just got my visa approved today i.e Sept. 28, 2015. USCIS informed that they will mail my approval notice. Can anyone share what's next?As I understand I need to go to the college and get registered, right?


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F1 Sponsor Problems
I have a very specific question. My mom and my first cousin are willing to co sponsoring me. My cousin has lived in the USA for many years and is a permanent resident married to an American woman and has 2 children with her. Unfortunately, he has been charged with some misdemeanors for DUI possession of controlled substance and shoplifting. He was not indicated for a felony regarding prescription pad forgery. With these charges in his background could he still be a good co sponsor for my F1visa with my mom who has no charges and lives in Colombia. Also, I have never done anything in my life and never had any legal problems. I need to know if should use him as honestly I do not have anyone else but I do not want to get rejected because of his legal problems. Help me please? I am being offered enrollment in one of the best music schools in NYC. Thanks you for your help.
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Waiting for F1 OPT extension
Hi Everyone.
I am on F1(Student visa).I have applied for my opt extension in june 25th. I am waiting for the approval.My opt is expiring on august 31. In case I dont get my F1 before august 31, Can I show my
employee the accept recipt of my extension and work till I get my OPT extension.Please help me.
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j1 visa subject to 212
hi all ,
? want to share my j1 visa waive experience .? came to U.S.A with j1 visa subject to 212 (US government financed ) and it is one of the hardest visa type to waive it .
it was a 18 months training program and the rule on visa says after 18 months ? have to go back to home counrty and stay there 2 years. the year ? came here was 2009!
after my j1 visa expired ? didnt go back to my home country and then met with my wife and married .
after a while we applied for green card without any lawyer help.we thought after married j1 would be automatically waived.but of course it wasnt right.
after we went to interview the officer told us everything looks fine but because of my 2 years rule they can not approved my green card.
ok we decided to waive the j1 waive based of hardship and waited about 7 months for that.
during this process they request for evidence for 2 times and we sent all.
we got a letter in the mail box after 7 months and says its denied because not enough evidence for hardship and give a 30 days deadline for file the forms was a really short time and we didnt know what to do.we talked with a few lawyers and they all told us its a really short time we cant not help just wait after 30 days they may call you to court for this.and they wanna help during this court and asking crazy amount of money.but we didnt believe any of those lawyers because we knew that they wanna take advantage of our situation.
after 1 year we found a lawyer that we can trust and he was really professional the way he asked questions about my j1 visa.
so long story short we applied to waive the j1 visa with no objection letter this time and it took about 4 months and it has been waived.

? just wanna say from here nothing is impossible lots of lawyers told me my j1 visa is based on US government finance and its the diffucult one almost impossible even ? tried first with hardship it didnt work and then no objection letter been approved.
all we need to find right lawyer and be patient about this visa process times.
hope my long processing time will help some of people who is in the same situation that ? was before
have a nice one
thank you
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MRV receipt number not activated even after 5 days
Hello all,

MRV receipt number not activated even after 5 days. How long does it usually take? The phone numbers provided are all automated. Who should i contact to get this resolved? Is there a phone number where I can talk to a real person? I have even sent an email to [email protected]. No reply from them as well.
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Left U.S.A before orientation program with my F1 visa
hello every one,
I left U.S.A before my orientation program and i took transfer in new college as well and withdraw.they told me that my sevis is terminated.Now i want to come back to U.S.A with a new i20.For that purpose i spoke to some universities from India,they told me that i do not require new F1 visa because it has not been 5 months since i visited India nd they told that i need new sevis number for a new i20 as my old sevis number has been guys please give our opinion as soon as possible. so that i can come as fast as possible and the suggestion i require for u all is that is it possible to come on new sevis number on my old F1 visa
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F1 VISA Interview - Seeking Advice

I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me any insight/advice. My case is a bit complicated and unique. I am currently in the States doing an MBA (set to graduate in December of 2015). In a few weeks, I am planning to go to my home country after 10 years for a 4-week vacation.

During my stay in the States I have always maintained my F1 status with logical explanations as to why I've done so. I briefly fell out of status a few years ago, while I was in school due to an oversight by the school official. However, my motion for reinstatement was approved upon evidence that the DSO did in fact neglect to file Form I-539, and my status was eventually ratified. Other than this incident, my grades have always been pretty good. Once I get to my home country, I need to go to the embassy to get a return visa.

Any advices as to what I could do to increase my chances would be greatly appreciated!
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F2 visa chances
I am persuing PhD in USA, but my f1 visa is going to expire soon, I still have a valid I-20. In the meantime I got married and my wife wants to apply for F2 visa, (she wants to visit for short period of time), what are the chances of getting an f2 visa if she applies after my f1 visa expires?
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F1 student visa Candidate is a derived benificiary
Folks often people are concerned that they might get rejected for F1 student visa if one is waiting on immigration petition. This is not true

Here is my experience

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Location consulate Hyderabad India
Candidate Female aged 23/24
Applying for F1 visa to graduate with Ms degree in Bioinformatics
School Location Nj/NY metro area
Current status of applicant: Derivative Beneficiary listed on parents I-130 form F4 sister US citizen
sponsoring married sister with children
Candidate full disclosure mentioned in F1 as listed in I-130 of mother

VO: Good Morning very friendly but very professional ( Caucasian aged approx 45)

Candidate Good Morning Mam

VO so you are going to xxxx school good choice

Candidate thank you

Doing Bioinformatics you are smart

Candidate little flustered thank you

You are listed In an immigration petition how did this happen

Candidate My mothers sister sponsored my mother and while doing so in section c she
filled my name as well for beneficiary family member

VO oh how old were you then?

8 years old

VO how old are you now ?

Now I am 23 approaching

VO so way back

 Who lives in NJ/NY area

My Aunt who sponsored my mom.

VO you are approved good choice of school and field good luck. When you arrive at. Your port of entry
Mention exactly they way you did to me.

Thank you
Moral of the theme
Be a straight shooter and confident

Also one can easily guess that the information was whetted and the VO had complete profile of the candidate, sponsorers
School,financials with nothing's ... So technically the biryani is pre cooked just microwaved and served
Be straight with facts and stand up to the facts
good Luck everybody
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F-2 Dependent visa
I got a chance in a US university for a PhD with Financial support, I have to be there by this August, I need to take my wife with me as dependent, she is from the same university and same batch with me here in Sri Lanka where we did our Bsc degree. we married on 14/05/2015 and going to apply for visa within next week. can anyone guide me with this I want to be perfect when we go to visa interview , I need my wife to go to USA with me. Thank you.
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