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Sevis terminated
Hi, I got visa in July and I went to USA and came back with in a week due to my personal reasons, I want to defer my admission , I got a new i20 with new sevis number on it, old one got terminated from same university , now my question is whether I have to pay sevis fee again or it will get transfer automatically , I'm trying to call university but they are not responding, I need reply very urgently please reply asap
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Graduated high shool, applying F1 for UG in community college. Help?
I graduated from high school in June 2015. As I hadn't taken the TOEFL and SATs earlier, I took them after high school. Also, a few family issues occurred. Due to this, I didn't attend any college for Fall 2015.

I applied to 5 normal-ranked (Times Higher Education #150-200) universities and got accepted. But, I've decided that I wanna attend community college in California so that I can save up and improve my grades and then transfer to UC Berkeley, as I'm a CS student. The only step left is my visa interview. I'm worried that I might get rejected, and since I do not have time to make second attempt, I might miss my chance to go to community college.

I need to be in the U.S by November 26, 2015. Yes, I know its late, but I do have an emergency appointment approved. All that's left is trying to be confident and not get rejected.

I've probably not explained myself clearly, but if you can understand, and give any suggestions to get approved a visa for community college, it would be a great help! Anything at all.
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F1 Visa approved in 1 day after 221g
An american guy about 30 yrs old, rejected one H1b visa before me.

VO: Please come forward

Me: Good Morning Sir! How are you doing today?

Vo:Good (serious face) Please pass me your i20

Me: Yes Sir

VO: Which University

Me: Trine University

VO: What is organisational leadership (Unexpected question. Organisational leadership is mentioned in my i20 for MS in Leadership

Me: Explained

VO: How many did you applied

Me: 4 universities. 3 accepted and 1 rejected

VO: What are they?

Me: Told

VO: typing something in the computer. After 3 minutes, asked "Have you been to Liberia?"

Me: I am sorry?

VO: Have you been to Liberia or do you have any links to Liberia?

Me: No (loud voice since I did not expect this question and I have never been to Liberia)

VO: Whats your plans after course?

Me: I will return to India and work as a Project Lead

VO: Who is your sponsor

Me: Told

VO: Typing seriously in the computer. After 5 minutes, took blue form (I am rejected - my mind voice) wrote one case number and told "Your application will be put in administrative processing and it will take 2-3 weeks)

Me: So is my visa approved?

VO: I can't say anything now since we have to look into your case. But you can track online. Gave blue form with 221g

Next day after interview - Online status - Issued. same day - got email asking to collect the passport

6th November - Received passport with visa stamped

The VO did not ask me any documents except passport and i20

Profile -



Work experience - 9 years

BBA - University of Madras - 2005

International Business diploma - New Zealand - 2011
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visa issued passport not delivered
I had my interview on october 6th
visa issued on October 7th
VO told me to retreive my passport after one week
it's been 3 weeks now and i still didn't receive my passport

delivery case on my profile is blank
and there is no status update available for my pass #
Has anyone had the same experience ?

my program begins on December 1st
i am worried
i tried calling and emailing the consulate no answers

help plz
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switching visa from tourist to F1
If anybody is on 5 years tourist visa while applied for tourist visa extension can apply for student visa while application is in process while i-94 is going to expire in 40 days?
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J1 Programs
I am a prospective student at NYU. They have two options, On-Campus and Online and since I am an international student and New York is a very expensive, I was wondering if I qualify for any of the J1 visa programs to work and pay for my studies while in New York. I also thought I could do the Master's online and visit the U.S. for the Summer Travel Program if I qualify.
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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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