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In the past, my F1 visa was canceled upon arrival by the US Department of Homeland Security. They had stated"Insufficient Funds" in the cancellation description, failing to give the bank statements on arrival. Now I have to apply for a B1 visa as part of company travel. Does my F1 visa cancellation affect this B1 application?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Giorgio, Willeke Dec 19 '18 at 18:13

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    Welcome to the site. Without additional information, it may be difficult for anyone to offer anything but an opinion, which is not the format here. Can you edit your question and explain the circumstances? It could make if difference whether you completed your studies or whether there were failures that led to the school cancelling your SEVIS record which, in turn, meant that the F1 was no longer valid. – Giorgio Dec 19 '18 at 14:08
  • @Giorgio I had to return to India as the Homeland Security canceled my F1 visa upon arrival in the US, stating insufficient funds. Now after three years, I have an opportunity to work for my company in the US. I'm going to attend an interview for B1 Visa. Now a question remains in my head that they had canceled my F1 visa earlier, does it affect my work permit visa now? – Pavan Sky Dec 19 '18 at 14:24
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    Are you sure that a B1 visa will allow you to work in the US? There are only very limited circumstances where this is at all possible since B1 is normally supposed to be for 'conducting business' which is not the same thing as 'working'.. – brhans Dec 19 '18 at 14:31
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    The question is not opinion based. Will my F1 visa cancellation affect my application for a B1 visa? Yes it will affect it because the cancellation and your return to India are part of your immigration history which will be reviewed when you are being evaluated in this new application. That said we cannot tell the outcome, they can overlook it because your current application and profile is strong. The fact that it affects it does not mean the outcome is determined. – user 56513 Dec 19 '18 at 14:42
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    @Giorgio I don't see any mention of a job interview, only, in a comment, of a visa interview. – phoog Dec 19 '18 at 14:47