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Questions tagged [f1-visas]

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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At which consulate in the US should I apply for a Schengen visa?

I live in the US on an F-1 student visa, and I go to grad school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My I-20 thus mentions Pennsylvania as my state of residence. However, I have moved to Illinois with my ...
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Can I return to the US with expired I-20 and valid F-1 visa?

I have a plan to travel outside of the US in April 2019 in an emergency. I have my I20(CPT second Masters) which is expiring in March 2019. But I have a valid F1 visa till June 2019, I am planning to ...
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SEVIS completed (graduated) may be terminated [closed]

I recently graduated with a bachelors degree in September 24,2018 . I didn't know I had a grace period of 60 days to either apply for opt or transfer to a different college. (But I had been applying ...
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From F-1 to B2 Status

I just finished my degree in the US under an F-1 status. During that time I still have my B2/B1 tourist status. I have returned to my home country but want to go back to the US fro vacation, will I be ...
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F1 / OPT / ESTA for USA

I graduated last May and was granted OPT. I went back to the UK for the summer, with the intention of returning to the US in July when my new job began. Sadly, my mother became very sick and was ...
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Lost my passport with F1 visa before leaving to the USA to begin my masters programme

I lost my passport with my F-1 visa 3 days before leaving to the United States to begin my masters. Can I get an expedited visa appointment and get a new visa? Or can the already approved visa be ...
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New DS 160 barcode generated - will the old one be invalid?

I wanted to make a small change to my DS-160 form, so I retrieved it and hit the "create new application" button, which generated a new DS-160 barcode. However after I read the following: Please ...
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Ways to return to US without a physical F1 Visa

I am travelling in Mexico (it's been about a little more than a week) and need to go back to the States asap as my school is starting soon. However, I forgot to bring my F1 visa which was in my old ...
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Will my F1 visa cancellation affect my application for a B1 visa? [closed]

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 ...
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Will there be any problems getting a visa for Canada if I was denied entry into USA?

I was denied entry into USA due to some CBP notice (most probably a misidentification on the no fly list). I then applied for DHS TRIP and I was cleared for travel to the USA. However, my F-1 visa ...
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Non-US citizen applying for a Spain tourist visa with expiring visa

I am an Indian citizen studying in the US on an f-1 visa. My program end date is 14th of December 2018, and I am going back to India on the 19th of December. My travel plans - India to Spain 24th of ...
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DO I need to have Airport transit visa if my US F1 visa is expired and I have H1b approval notice? [duplicate]

My F1 visa expired in June 2018. My OPT is valid till Jan 30, 2019. I got my H1b approved this year, so officially from Oct 1st, 2018 I am on H1 now and I have H1b approval notice. I am travelling ...
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Travel to Puerto Rico without a Passport

I am currently based in the US on a F1 Visa. My passport was recently submitted to the Canada Visa office for a confirmation of PR stamp. I had booked my flights and hotel reservation for Puerto Rico ...
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Visit US for Conference after F1 Visa

I left the US on 9/1 while on OPT (I only planned on working for 8 months since I got accepted to a Canadian MA program). I am originally from Germany and I was in the US for 6 years before that (...
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Can I use F1 instead of B1 visa? [closed]

I have both a B1 and an F1 visa. I entered the US with the B1 and while I'm there I got a new I-20. So I need to use the F1 instead of the B1; what should I do in this case? Should I leave and come ...
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Can a F1 visa(expired) applicant apply for Canada visa from USA? [closed]

My F-1 student visa is already expired this year(June, 2018) and I am currently working on my OPT's STEM Extension work authorization, which expires by May 2019. My current employer has sponsored my H-...
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Travel near end of F-1 OPT before applying for STEM

I have a question I’m a F1 student on a valid F1 visa & OPT (end date September 25 2018). I plan on applying for OPT STEM on Sept 19. I have an emergency back home & I was planning on coming ...
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2-layover trip in europe with F1 visa [duplicate]

I currently hold a US F1 visa on my Iranian passport, and I've booked a flight from NYC to Tehran. The problem is that the trip is from JFK (US) to ZRH (Switzerland), from ZRH to FRA (Germany), and ...
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Travelling to the US as tourist while on OPT

I'm currently on post-completion OPT, but my start date is in September. I'm a Canadian citizen and had planned a week-long trip to the US in August. My school advisor said that I could not switch ...
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I lost my Indian passport that had my F1 visa. Can I get it reissued in Canada? [closed]

I was travelling and my passport was stolen. I received a new passport and I'm wondering if I can get my F1 stamped in Canada, as I have to travel to Canada. Thank you.
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Switching from VWP to a US F-1 visa [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen and hold an F-1 visa that will be valid starting one month from now. I also have a valid ESTA travel authorization. I would like to ask if the following travel steps would be ...
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Postponing my USA travel on F1 visa for next semester [closed]

I have an I-20 for theFall 2018 session and got my F1 visa approved. My college starts on the second week of August. Due to some family emergency, I need to postpone my travel for next semester i.e. ...
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Regarding grace periods following an OPT extension (USA) [closed]

A friend of mine (who's on an F-1 visa) did the following: Graduated on the 29th of May, 2017 Fixed his OPT start date as the 21st of July Got the one-year STEM extension, which ends today (21st July,...
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Can I enter the US on the VWP three weeks after I leave it on F1 status?

I'm currently in the US on a F1 visa, doing OPT. My work permit expires on July 23rd and I decided to go back to my home country. The "problem" now is that I've already planned a vacation with my ...
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Can I enter on the VWP while my F1 visa is pending?

This is my situation: I have studied in the US for three years and I have just finished my OPT. I left the US in May after finishing my job. I will be starting a PhD program end of August and have ...
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Can an F-1 visa holder apply for a Schengen visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I come from China. I am currently studying in the USA to pursue a bachelor's degree on an F-1 visa. I will have short-term study abroad in the UCL this August. Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the ...
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My F1 US visa interview went wrong. Could you please suggest how to improve? [closed]

Below is my conversation with the Visa Officer (VO). I tried to recreate the conversation as best as I could remember. I have another appointment for the visa interview in a week. Please help me ...
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“CWOP” on visa, and extension refused under 221G. Can I travel with this visa to the US?

I recently applied for an F-1 visa extension six months before the expiration of my current visa. However, they refused the extension of my visa under 221g and have also written CWOP on my current ...
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Submitting an updated DS-160 prior to F1 interview [duplicate]

I submitted my DS-160 a couple of weeks ago. I realized I had made a few minor omissions. For example, I forgot to include the details of my high school. I decided to amend my DS-160. I have done so, ...
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Five year travel history (US F1 visa) [closed]

I recently submitted the application for a F1 visa interview. I submitted the application on May 22, 2018. One of the sections asked the following question: Have you traveled to any countries/...
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Entering the US on a student visa early, how can I minimise financial loss?

I will be starting my PhD program in the US as an international student in the fall season. On my I20 it says Start of classes: 21 August 2018 Earliest admission date: 22 July 2018 My program ...
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Indian passport holder with valid US F1 visa traveling to Canada by road with a pet dog [duplicate]

I want to travel to Toronto, Canada from Boston, USA by road with my 2 and half year old Siberian Husky. I wanted to understand what documents do I need for myself as a F1 visa holder and my dog to ...
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Procuring both F-1 and B-1 at the same time [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen, and I need to attend a business meeting from 13th of July in the US sponsored by my company. Hence I will require a B-1 visa for 10 days in mid July. However, soon after the ...
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Enter USA on B1 to visit grad school [duplicate]

I’ve obtained F1 visa to study in DC starting August 2018. Can I make a short visit (10 days) in May to see my school in DC? I already have a B1/B2 visa!
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Applying for schengen Visa with a new passport: old passport has US F1 visa without name change [duplicate]

I am going to change the name on my Indian passport from Given Name:ABC XYZ, Surname: "Blank" ----> Given Name:ABC, Surname: XYZ. My US F1 student visa will remain on my old passport with the old name....
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Does a Vietnamese with a US F-1 student visa need a visa to travel to Korea?

I'm currently an international student studying in the US. I'm Vietnamese and have an F-1 visa. I'm planning to take a round trip from Vietnam to Korea this summer and I was wondering about the visa ...
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Can I enter on an ESTA while I have an F1 visa? [closed]

I’m going to the US for a vacation in July - August 10th. I also am starting a course on September 10 and I will have an F1 visa. Can I enter the USA in July on a ESTA if I have the F1 visa already in ...
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F-1 US visa application: intended length of stay for a PhD program [closed]

Recently, I was admitted to a PhD program in the United States and now I need to get a F-1 (student) visa. At the moment, I am filling the DS-160 form and I am uncertain what should I put in the "...
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Renting a car in Canada, non-US resident with US-issued driver's license

I am on F1 visa in the US (Russian passport). Can I rent a car in Canada if I have a valid US-issued driver's license? Can I be listed on the car's insurance as a driver? I do not have international ...
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Travelling outside the USA while on Optional Practical Training (OPT) [closed]

I have a friend who is doing a Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT). His OPT is ending on 15 June, 2018. His visa is valid till December 2018. He is ...
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Port of entry far from the university [duplicate]

I am a student from China. I'm going to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I have planned my itinerary, where I will first take a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles, then I will ...
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Can I apply for a F1 Visa while in the U.S. on a Visa Waiver (VWP ESTA) (NO Status change in the U.S.)? [closed]

I am planning on visiting my friend in the United States in May and June on a ESTA. I will study in the U.S. in August with a F-1 visa. I was wondering if anyone knows if I can APPLY for the F-1 Visa ...
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Can I enter the United States on a Visa Waiver, go to Mexico and re-enter with an F1 visa?

I have seen this question being asked many many times but yet have not found a satisfying answer nor anyone with experience. I have an F1 visa to study in the United States and I know I can only ...
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Tourist to F1 change of status within 60 days [closed]

I have a PhD place at a US university starting Aug 21 but want to visit a different university for casual research for 6 weeks from July 1. This is longer than the 30 day grace period for the F1. Can ...
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How to cancel a US visa application after consular interview and document submission?

I'm an Indian citizen who's been working in the US after graduation. While on holiday in Thailand, I noticed my F1 visa had expired, though I had valid supporting documents that would mean I would ...
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F1 visa after graduation

I am planning to move to Europe with my fiance after I graduate this summer. I would leave maybe 2 days after the program end date to Europe so I can take my things there and come back for the rest ...
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Proving ties with Europe and not only home country? [closed]

To obtain a F1 (or any other non-immigrant visa) you have to give proof of ties with your home country. I am a citizen of country A in Europe but currently studying (and working during the summer) ...
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How can I replace an Indian passport while residing in USA? [closed]

I’m currently on my F-1 student visa in the US. I am a citizen of India. While traveling to another state, one TSA officer told me to replace it because it has a washed out photo, or I’ll have ...
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Automatic US visa revalidation - boarding pass in Canada

My F1 is expired, but other documents are ok (I-20, I-94). I plan to come back to the US after a short trip to Canada using the AVR rule. Will I have any problems with getting a boarding pass on my ...
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Can I re-enter the United States after overstaying?

This is my situation. In 2011, I moved to the United States from Sweden to start at the university. I entered with an F-1 student visa that would last me until 2015, but I messed up school after my ...