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I-20 Reinstatement
I am on F1 visa and I had a problem where my teacher drop me from the class without even telling me. Unable to add another class, I figure there would not be any problem because I was going to pay for this class anyways. Turns out I fell out of status and my student coordinator came to know about too late. She ask me to apply for I-20 reinstatement and it is been a year since we summited that application. Does anybody know how long does it actually take to get a F1 reinstatement?
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Approved F1 Visa Chennai
Biometrics: Chennai
Usual stuff(passport, DS -160 confirmation page, Appointment Letter - took photo and fingerprints(ten printed ) and was out in 15mins

Visa Appointment: Chennai
Time: 8:30am

Me: Good morning Mam!
VO: Good morning, pass me your passport and I-20
VO: Which university are you going to?
Me: University of xxxxxxx
VO: Why this university?
Me: I like the Computer Science course curriculum here and blah blah blah
VO: how many other admits do you have and what are they?
Me: I got 3 other admits. (named them)
VO: Visa Approved!
Me: Thank you!

Done in less than a minute or two.

Was out by 9:00am
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regarding L2 visa holder applying for F
Hi all,

I aspire to study MS in USA. My parent has a L1 visa and I hold L2. Due to covid we have not been able to travel to USA on these visas even once.
My visa L2 is valid till Mar 22. There is high chance that my parent will travel to USA in mid 2021 for work. My queries are:

1>Can I apply for F visa so I can apply to universties as international student irrespective of my L2 visa.
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H1B to F2 change of status

I am
Current on H1b visa maxing out on May 04. My spouse is currently on F1 opt valid till April 30. He is gng to apply for stem opt next month.

My question is, Can I apply for a change of status to F2 Visa when my spouse stem opt is still pending or should I wait till his stem opt approval.

Appreciate your help. Thank you in advance
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F2 requirements?
I am trying to help my friend's daughter to get her F2 visa. Her fiancé is on opt and have F1 visa stamped till sometime in 2022, he is going to India in Feb and plan to get married there. Now he has already visa he does not need to go to embassy to get visa stamped but the daughter will have to go once she get marriage certificate. I have few questions:

1. Can she apply for an appointment before marriage but actual appointment date would be after marriage?
2. Does she need i-20 for herself or would that be her husband's i-20?
3. If she needs i-20, how can she get it? Who should apply husband/daughter and can it be applied before marriage?

Goal is to get married in Fed first week and come back to usa together.

Any help would be appreciated.

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conversion of L2 to F1
Hi, My daughter is studying undergraduate on L2 visa. She would be attaining 21 years of age before she completes her course. I understand she would need F1 visa for the remaining period. What is the process of getting L2 converted to F1. Can this be done without leaving US?
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Renewing F1 visa on OPT via Dropbox

I wanted to make a clarification. My F1 visa expires end of May, 2021 while my STEM OPT expires end of Feb 2022. I want to renew the F1 visa till end of OPT so that if any emergency happens, be it for work/family-related travel, I'm able to leave and re-enter US without hassle. When I went ahead to schedule the interview, it said I qualify for interview waiver. Is this usual since I'm not studying anymore? In addition, my first F1 visa was issued in Japan, since I happened to be working there at the time. As expected, I am seeing/hearing contradictory information online and from friends.

Thank you.
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My F1 Visa was approved after 5 rejections in 6th attempt
When I applied for F1 Visa for Fall 2019, my visa was refused 5 times, and finally succeeded in the 6th attempt for Spring 2020.
I can’t share all the interview questions I faced in all 6 attempts here.
for all the people who are facing rejections, I would suggest you not to give up at the same time don’t just attempt without practicing!
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F2 Visa Interview Experience OCT-2020
F2 Visa Interview Experience
Location: Hyderabad - India
Date: OCT-27-2020
VO: Young lady
Time: 11:15 AM

Note: VO is not taking Documents, We have to show all Documents one after one from outside mirror.

VO: Hello, Good Morning.
ME: Good Morning !!.
VO: Can I see your i-20’s and Passport?
Me: Yes Sure. (Showed I-20’s with DSO Letter stating that due to pandemic University providing only Digital I-20’s)
VO: When did you get marry ?
ME: Told Date
VO: Where does he currently stay ?
ME: Told Place
VO: What is your husband currently doing in US?
ME: He is working as a software engineer at ABC Company
VO: Thank you (Muted Mic for 3-4 mins and verified all details in Computer screen and asked
something to an Indian lady standing next to her )
ME: Sure (Waiting)
VO: Do You have Kids ?
ME: No.
VO: Can I see your Marriage Certificate ?
ME: Yes Sure.
VO: Can I see your Marriage Photos ? (Show one after one Please )
ME: Sure.
VO: Thank You (Again Muted and Long Discussion with one of the old Visa VO) (4-5 Mins)
VO: How much money does your husband earn?
Me: He Earns $$$$$$ per Annum.
VO: Can I see his pay slips ?
ME: Yes Sure; (Showed from out side she just noted all details like Date, Gross Pay and all)
VO: Again long Gap (2-3) Mins
ME: Waiting…
VO: Can you show your passport once again ?
ME: Showed, She Scanned Barcode.
VO: Can you place left, right hand four fingers and both thumbs on the scanner one after one?
ME: Yes Sure.
VO: Thank You (Again Wait for 2-3Mins) Entered Some data in her computer.
ME: Waiting.
VO: Can You Please Drop your Passport in the Drop Box.
ME: Thank You …!
VO: With Smile… Welcome.
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Chances of getting F1 VISA
Hi All, I'm currently working in TCS with 5yr experience and now I'm applying for F1 VISA for Spring-2021. What would be my chances of getting F1 VISA? Any suggestions, thanks in advance
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