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F1 visa concerns
Please I have my F1 visa interview next month

In 2010 my mum filed an immigrant petition for me and was denied
Does this affect my visa chances please
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F2 Rejected
Hello everyone,

 My wife is a student in Florida.I applied for F2 in May 2019. I was looking to visit her on vacations.

VO: Greetings. What is the purpose of your travel to USA.
Me: I am looking to visit my wife on EID Holidays.
VO: What Holidays?
Me: Clarified the EID Festival Holidays.
VO: What is your wife doing there?
Me: Studying Aviation from (told him the university)
VO: Do you have Kids?
Me: No.
VO: Scanning through my DS-160 on his computer.
Me: tried to break the silence and told him that i am a Corporate Banker and i have to be back in July to resume my work.
VO: Sorry you are not eligible for the US Visa. (Hands me the yellow letter).

Now i am trying again (2nd attempt). My wife is now pregnant and i have to be there with her. What better can i do this time?

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F1 VISA RENEWAL AT MONTREAL 221g
On Oct 18th attended interview

He asked all my docs he checked whether i provided valid I-20 & Bank statements and asked me regarding my previous universities explained him.

VO said that he needs more information to follow up and gave me 221g and said we will update you in 5 days.he didn't take my passport

I asked him is it on a positive note

He replied hopefully.

Anyone in same situation waiting for an update. Want to know whether it will be approved or not and what would be the processing time.

What do they check for students if we get 221g just curious?
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My F1 Visa Issue- SEVIS Terminated
I got a call from DHS regarding an issue related to my physical address. they asked me to update the address in University portal and I raised a request to update the address it in the portal.

I got another call from ICE and asked where I am. They said they want to update paperwork and they came to office.

Because i did not update my address, they informed me that my Sevis was revoked and they said that I violated the immigration law.

I did not get any communication from my university or Sevis that my sevis will be revoked, everything happened without any notice.

I was taken in to custody and sent to detention center. I was bailed out y paying Immigration Bond amount of $10,000.

When I was in the detention center, I was given few papers on which it is mentioned that I should appear before an immigration judge on September 27 - Chicago. I went there on mentioned date and time but the court informed me that the case is not registered yet. They asked me leave and come back when the case gets registered. There is a toll free number to get the status - as of today there is no update.

I don’t know when will the case be registered and when will I get a hearing date.

I am worried about staying here doing nothing but wait for a hearing date. It has already been a month since I have come out on bond.

Please help me if anyone has ever heard about such an issue. I am trying to reach attorney but they are also not sure when a case will be registered.
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8+ month wait for F1 renewal
Hi, I'm posting mostly to ask about similar experiences to mine that you all might have had, and options you might have considered.

I've been a doctoral student in Computer Science since Fall 2014. Within CS, my research area is Formal Verification (not on the Technology Alert List as far as I know) and during my studies I've done three summer internships (CPT) at Intel, Apple, and Oracle, all related to my field. I returned to India in Dec 2018 for some family stuff and to renew my F1 visa which was expiring in May 2019. I was eligible for the interview waiver (i.e. drop box), but then I got three 221(g) letters. The first was through the post on 09 Jan, asking me to appear for an interview at the Mumbai Consulate. During the interview, on 11 Jan, they asked me about my progress towards my degree, my research area, and a car accident which had occurred in 2015. At the end of the interview (Mumbai) on 11 Jan, they gave me a second letter asking me to submit some documents related to the car accident. I submitted these documents along with my passport at the drop box on 25 Jan, and received the third letter through the post along with my passport in the middle of Feb. Since then, I've been writing to the Consulate often, asking if there are any documents I can provide to speed up the process, and passing on letters of recommendation from professors and staff at UT. Each time, I get the same kind of formulaic response, and when I send any documents they tell me that no documents are required. By the way, the same formulaic response was sent by Consulate staff to a US Senator from the state where I study after I requested the Senator's office to query on my behalf. To be clear, I haven't been approved, and I haven't been denied, I'm just in administrative processing.

I'm trying hard to keep my university's Computer Science department happy by taking care of TA duties remotely and writing research papers of which one has been accepted at a conference. Still, 8 months is an incredibly long time and I'm concerned the department may terminate my student status given that this is my third semester (Spring, Summer, Fall) being away from campus. Have you all ever faced such a long wait and got the visa at the end? How have you managed if your visa is denied after several years in the program? Is there any way to contact anyone in charge of this dysfunctional process? So far I have received zero replies to 3-4 registered post letters I have sent to the Consul General in Mumbai and to the US Ambassador to India in New Delhi.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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F2 to F1 at Vancouver, Canada Yellow slip
Hello everyone!

My wife attended visa interview at Vancouver, Canada on 27 August 2019 for status change from F2 to F1. The US consulate didn't ask her much questions and handed her 221g information. He pasted a yellow slip on her passport and kept it with him. He told her that it should not take more than 5 days.
Now she doesn't have her passport and we cannot even fly back to US.
Anyone has faced the same issue? How long does it take?
Any guidance will be highly appreciated.

Thank you!
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F1 visa, 221g slip
Interview on 25th June, 2019:

VO asks for my I-20 & passport.
I pass him my I-20, passport & SEVIS payment confirmation. He inputs my details on his computer.

VO: Is your brother on an H1B visa?
M: He's a green card holder.

VO: What does he do?
M: He's an IT consultant.

VO: How did he get his green-card?
M: He was sponsored on an H1B by the first company he worked for.

VO: Which university did he study from?
M: Told him the name.

VO: Is this program related to your Bachelor's Degree?
M: Yes.

VO: How many universities did you apply to?
M: 7. 6 in the US & 1 in Canada.
VO: "Wow!".

VO looks at my I-20 and smirks.
"That's a lot of money..".

VO: Who's sponsoring you?
M: My family, primarily my father.

VO: What does he do?
M: Told him.

VO: Have you taken the GRE?
M: Yes.

VO: Do you have an advisor?
M: Yes.

He proceeded to hand me a yellow-slip, and requested for my CV, my advisor's CV, and research plans. I sent those the same day. 100% a TAL issue because my program is an ME in Robotics.

No update since. It's been 63 days. Had to defer for a semester.

To those who underwent TAL AP: how long did it take to clear? What are the chances my visa is issued before January?
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F1 cpt rejected on 24 july 2019
Slot 9.15

Vo: greetings! Pass your passport.
Vo: how many universities have u applied, why.
Me: 2. Ottawa university and lindenwood. Bcz they were providing practical based mba program
 Something like this. And kansas and missouri are near to each other. As my frienda are near to that area.
Vo: why long gap.
Me: (8years) because my mother was suffering from cancer. I was nursing her. She expired this april 2019. So wanted to restart my career.
Vo: other members
Me: ( my parents are separated. Only meet each other for kids and finances).. my father was working as gazzeted. Retired in 2017. Siblings both working. So they were not able to take care of my mother.
Vo: what siblings did not care of ur mother.
Me: they both are engineers working with tcs and infotech. Went to usa for ms both. Now working in india. They both were busy studying and working.

Typed few lines.

Rejected

Please help me.
What should i do.
My i20 is valid . Oct and jan session.

My persnl life.
I dnt have gmat and gre score. Done my eng(hons) from du and ma literature.
Working as ielts trainer since 2014. Financial docs. My mother's father is showing my fund. I m 89 born. 30 years. My parents are separated. My mother was govt principal. My mother gave money to my maternal uncle n grandfather to support me. My father and siblings are not supporting. I was with my mother. My siblings are busy in their life. I am divorcee. Got married in 2014 and got divorced in 2014. I left my studies and have a gap to care for my mother.
When she was little okay. I joined job in my city only. 12k per month. Had joined 2 ngos to help the people. And was dedicated to my mother. Now she is expired. I have to make my career. What i will do by doing mba at this age from india. No good uni expct cat to take me. I seriously just wanted to study and find job in india. Because i know how hard life is there. I have no proffsnl exprience. I gt i20 for mba from ottawa univerity. Knsas campus. Mba cpt.

Please help. What should i do. I just want a nice job after international studies.

Regards
Gurpreet kaur.

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F1 visa 221g
Hello all.

Here are my case details:

Interview date: 15 July 2019
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Waited 2hrs for my turn. VO first asked why I was applying with a UK passport from pakistan to which I replied that I had my family here. Asked about my parent's citizenship.

Then asked about my major (non-TAL xyz engineering masters leading to PhD) and uni. Told him. Asked about my research. Well I have no experience yet and was to decide at the uni my exact plans. He said he needed more info about my course of study.

Handed a green slip. Says I'd receive an email my evening asking for some info from me. Kept my passport

No email for several days.

23 July: asks for my CV. Sent same day.

30 July: asks for my offer letter and adviser CV. Sent same day.

Missed my prebooked flights on 9 August. Embassy doesn't care. Missed my orientation.

Today, been 6 weeks since interview and 4 weeks since docs submission. Classes start tomorrow. CEAC has no update since 15 July (interview date) and passport tracking says 'no info available'.

So worrying. What should I do
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F2 Visa experience

I was nervous. However it went well !

Bio metric : June 10
Consular Interview : Aug 6
 Interview slot : 7:30

The VO was denying all applicants VISA . I was the 4'th to go to that counter

VO: Greeted
ME: Greeted back
VO : Asked for the passport and i20
ME: Passed it through the counter opening
VO: How long are you been married ?
ME : 5 Years and know each other for more than 12 years
VO : Do you have any kids ?
ME : No
VO : What is your spouse doing ?
ME : She is on OPT with XYZ company
VO : What is she doing ?
ME : Software developer in one of their product
VO : What is her salary ? (Here , i didn't hear the 'her' )
ME : Told my salary per month
VO : Looked at me , and asked per month ?
ME : yes, (here, i got something fishy ) . I asked her back are you asking my salary or Spouse's
VO : Your Spouse .
ME : oh okay!. i thought mine . Its so and so dollars per month
VO : So you work here ? With whom? . Have you resigned ?
ME : No i haven't . This is my vacation plan . I work with XYZ company

I saw her typing vacation plan (lip movement) in the system,

VO: What will your wife do after OPT?
ME : She might come back to India.
VO: Suspiciously "She Might" ?
ME : Yeah ! . We will look for transfer to Bangalore . as i have a job here and we own a house in bangalore
VO: oh so you own a house in Bangalore ! nice.

Typed in the system for few seconds .
VO : Here's your I20 , you can take it back , Your visa is approved!

This is my experience . No documents other than i20 and passport has been asked.

If you fill your DS160 , and your answer's matches with what's mentioned in there ,good chance of getting visa approved .

Good luck to all!

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