A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States as a non-immigrant and intends to become a student in the United States is granted an F-1 visa.

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As an Indian citizen, can I apply and have both a B1 and F1 visa?

I got admitted into a university in USA and received my I-20 for the same. I am yet to apply for my F-1 visa. The program start date is 8th August, 2016. Meanwhile, I also got selected for a Youth ...
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Can I Use B1/B2 to travel to the US When Applying F1

I'm living in Vancouver and currently holding a valid B1/B2(visitor) VISA. I'm planning a trip to California from June 9 to June 17 with my friends. However, I got admitted into an US MBA program ...
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Can I use the automatic visa revalidation to layover in the US?

Birth and residence: China, P.R. Current: F1 in US, with valid I20 & I94 (valid until 2018), visa expired, visitor visa of Canada Travel: Toronto -> Chicago -> Beijing My question is, can I ...
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Visit to US before F1 using the Visa Waiver Program

I am going to start a phd at the US with an F1 visa. University told me that I could enter the US only 30 days before the date on I-20. Since English is not my first language (and this would be a big ...
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Do I need a Dominican Republic tourist visa as an F1 student from Saudi Arabia?

I am student with a valid F1 (student visa) status in the US. I am from Saudi Arabia. Do I need to apply for a tourist visa to go for a vacation in the Dominican Republic?
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International F1 students applying for Canada to visit relatives

I'm an International Student currently studying in US. I would like to know if I can apply for Canada for a tourist visa. If yes, What are the documents required and procedure to get a visa ?
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Can I visit Canada without a Canadian Visa if I have both the USA B1/B2 and F1 visa?

I am planning to visit Canada in 2 weeks. I am a Thai passport holder with a USA B1/B2 tourist visa and an F1 student visa. The last time that I entered the US, I used the F1 visa. Would I require a ...
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Travelling with out of status F-1 visa [duplicate]

I wanted to make sure I can travel within the US with out-of-status F-1 visa. I got here about a month ago but I didn't attend the school due to some personal reasons. The graduate school deferred my ...
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Entering USA with F1 visa

Recently my F1 visa got approved I would like to enter USA 25 days before my school starting date. Because I want to visit Los Angeles for few days and then move to Washington DC (My school location ...
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Attending two semesters in the US at different Universities without a two year stay back home [closed]

This is my current situation: I plan to study a semester abroad in the US (I'm German) at Drexel University from ~March to ~June 2016. This is a normal, exchange-like program between my university ...
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Do I have to carry my I-20 for travelling within the US?

I am on a F1 Visa (student) which won't be expiring anytime soon. I am planning to travel around the country, and I was wondering if my passport alone would suffice at the airport. Do I have to carry ...
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Can an Indian national in F1 and B1/B2 visa travel to Mexico? [duplicate]

Can an Indian national travel to Mexico in F1 visa?I also have an B1/B2 visa but I am residing in US currently in F1 status. And what about people with H1B visas?
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Expired F1 visa

I'm doing a MBA and have a valid I20. The college is traveling to Estonia for 7 days. But my F1 visa has already expired. Can I still travel and have entry to the USA to continue my MBA with an ...
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As an F1 visa holder, do I need transit visa for travelling through the US earlier than 30 days before the start date of my study? [duplicate]

I have a valid F1 visa (date of issue: June 14), which I can use to enter the US starting from July 24 (30 days before the start date of my study). Do I need a transit visa on July 21 to pass through ...
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Change of status from an F-1 to B -1/ B-2

Is it possible to change a USA F-1 visa for B -1/B-2 visa because of a change of interest?
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I work in the US on an H1-B visa and will apply for a Schengen visa soon. Will my Schengen visa be affected if I switch to a US student visa later on?

I currently work in the US on an H1-B visa. I intend to go to graduate school in the US in September. To do that I will fly back to my home country and apply for an F1 visa. On the way back to the US ...
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Can I travel outside of the US during my OPT, but with an expired visa?

I am currently in OPT. I would like to know if I can travel outside the United States and hope to return by applying for a renewal of my F-1 student visa.
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Visit USA again after having left USA, but with unexpired F1 visa & I20/OPT

I was an F1 student in the USA till Sept 2014. Then I had a job offer in S. America that started in Jan 2015 (so I am living in S. America now). As soon as I graduated in Sept, my major program ...
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I have B1 visa, can I apply for F1 visa?

I have B1 visa for conferences. Due to some personal reasons I have never traveled to united states before. My B1 visa is still valid. Now, I want F1 visa. would this have effect to get F1 visa, since ...
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Marital status for re-entering USA if you got married abroad without registering?

If I came to the US as a single student on an F1 visa, then during college vacation got married abroad (but did not register it in any country) is it okay to declare my marital status as single? I'm ...
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Leave Zurich Airport during a long layover [duplicate]

I am traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai via Zurich Airport, where I have 18hrs halt. I have an Indian Passport and a valid US F1 visa. Can I leave the airport and do some sightseeing in Zurich?...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel to USA from India, if I already have a F1 visa?

I have a valid F1 visa (student) stamped in my Indian passport. I am traveling from India to USA with a connection in Doha. Doha doesn't need a transit visa, but Chicago does - as per the travel ...
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US B2 Visa Depature Date - flight just after midnight, entry period ends the day before

I have a question that I am a foreign student in the US under F1 visa, my father arrived in Dec.8, 2014 under a B2 visa to attend my graduation ceremony and we plan to do some sightseeing after worth. ...
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Do I need transit visa to visit Zurich if I have a valid F-1 visa?

I hold an Indian passport and Indian citizenship and a valid F-1 (student) visa. I have a 17 hours halt at Zurich on my journey from the USA to India in December. Instead of sitting at the airport ...
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Apply for F1 from home country after B1 extension

I am trying to analyse the risk factor here. I recently came back to India after my 5 months stay in US on B1 visa. I initially got 2 months stamp on entering US, then again applied for 3 months ...
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USA F1 visa renewal before expiry [closed]

My U.S. F1 Visa expires on 30th June 2015, and I am visiting India near end of December this year. Can I apply for F1 visa renewal (category,university, etc. everything remains the same). Is it too ...
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Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?

I am an international student and authorized to stay in US for 2 years on my I-20 form. My visa expired on June this year and I need to fly to some states outside Georgia to visit colleges. Can I fly ...
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Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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Grace period after second study period in USA?

Hello everyone I have a question which I can not find any answer for. I've enrolled in a language school in the US for 6 months. I have a F1 visa. I know that after 6 months I have a 60 day grace ...
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As an Indian Citizen, can I use my b1/b2 visa after f1 visa period or will I have to leave US and reenter?

I am from India.I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of November and December. The university will help me obtain an F-1 status. However,...
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Can I ever get a Schengen visa again?

I'm from India and I applied for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden for a duration of 4 days and since I'm 18 years old, to prove my intent to return home after my visit, the Embassy wanted me to submit ...
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Sightseeing in Japan as an Indian Citizen holding a US F-1 visa

I currently have a US F-1 visa who needs to travel to India. I was hoping to take a layover in Japan. Will I require a transit visa to go sightseeing in Japan and how can I get one in the USA or can ...
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As a Canadian Citizen, F1 visa to a B1/B2: will I have to leave the US and re-enter?

I am a Canadian citizen, and I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of September and October. The university will help me obtain an F-1 ...
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B1/B2 visa validity after getting F1

I recently got F1 visa, but I won't be able to attend college due to family issues. My question is what will happen to my B1/B2 visa? Is it revoked because I got F1 or is it still valid?
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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Re-entry into US after 6 months as student [closed]

I am from India. I went to a US university in Spring 2014 for a MS program under a F1 visa. Due to serious health issues, I had to leave US before the start of the program. I am prepared to go and ...
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Does the US extend F-1 visas on change of degree?

I have been accepted for the Master's program in my university and I am currently a Bachelor's program student. If I were to accept this and change my Bachelor's degree into a Dual BS/MS degree, will ...
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Can I retain B1/B2 visa status along with a F1 visa to enter US more than 30 days before commencement of course at an University?

Will a person having a B1/B2 visa be allowed to retain their B1/B2 visa status along with F1 status? If so, can that person enter USA with the B1/B2 visa? I want to enter USA more than 30 days before ...
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Can I transit through the US with an expired F-1 visa?

I'm an international student doing a PHD in the USA. Currently my F-1 Visa expired but I have a new I-20 to renew it in my home country Colombia. I have a trip for an India conference for 10 day ...
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How to deal with a change of marital status between application and interview for a US F-1 visa? [closed]

I have prepared an application, which asks for marital status among many other information about me and my whereabouts. I'm an Indian citizen applying for a US visa of type F-1. As an applicant (i.e....
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Can I apply for F-1 visa to the US before I leave the US for vacation back home?

I'm an international student on F1 visa. I am planning a trip home this summer. Is it possible to file for a return visa while I am still in the US so that I know or am sure that I will be able to ...
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Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form?

I'm a French PhD student in a US University. I'm going abroad for 3 weeks. Do I need a transcript to re-enter the US along with my F1 visa and I-20 form? If so does the transcript have to be official?
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Will I be required to be in possession of Direct Airside Transit Visa for UK if I have a valid F-1 student visa for the US? [duplicate]

I will be traveling alone to India from the United States by British Airways via London Heathrow. I am an Indian passport holder and I am in the US on a valid F-1 visa. Although Indian citizens fall ...
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Do I need to get a DATV to transit through the UK on a F1 visa? [duplicate]

Need some advice regarding my travel to India this holiday season. I am an Indian national, currently in the US on a F1 visa. I am working full-time with an IT consulting firm as part of my OPT. I ...
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Travelling to London from US with an F1 Visa for vacation

Hi I am an Indian with a valid passport and am currently pursuing my graduate studies at the United States and I hold an F1 visa. For my summer vacation I plan to visit my cousins in London for a two ...
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Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring?

Can an international student on F1 in the US invite her friend to visit her for touring? I live in Ghana and want to visit my friend in the US for touring.
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Multiple US Visas

I have travelled to the US on B1/B2 visa and later on an F-1 visa. Due to a personal emergency I had to leave midway in the program while I was on an F-1 visa. But I'd informed the graduate office, my ...