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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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DS160 and i20 discrepancy regarding sponsors

There is a discrepancy between my i20 and my DS160 form. In my i20 it is written as family funds but in my DS160 it is written as I'm sponsoring myself.I can change my DS160 before my biometric ...
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Previous work info for DS160 if I worked on my startup in the past which was unregistered?

Here is my employment record: 2019-2022(Jan) : Worked as Software Engineer for a company 2022(Feb) - 2023(Feb) : Worked on my own startup with 3 co-founders. The startup was not registered as a ...
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Two F1 visas with different expiration dates

I have an old F1 visa, which is valid for 5 years and a new F1 visa, which is only valid for one year. The old visa was not cancelled when I got the new visa. Since the new visa is much shorter than ...
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Confusions regarding filling some portion of DS 160 for my F1 visa

I am having some confusion while filling up form DS 160 for my F1 visa. I would appreciate it if anyone could help me out. My name on my passport is "XYZ Khan" but I have previously used my ...
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Is Global Entry worth it?

I am an international student attending boarding school in the US. I am on an F1 student visa. I will likely visit home (India) one to three times a year for the next three to five years. All ...
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School address on DS-160

I am filling out the DS-160 regarding the education part, and it is asking me for my school address. The address listed on the I-20 is the mailing address not the physical address, which one should I ...
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Work/Education/Training Information

I have an issue filling out the question, " Have you attended any educational institutions at a secondary level or above?", the university that I've been taking classes from is located in ...
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US Port of Entry would be LAX and destination is Boston. Any issues to be expected to with Port of Entry Process?

I am attending Boston University in Massachusetts this fall and flying from India to Hong Kong to LAX to Boston on an F1 Visa. I have a long layover of 20 hours at LAX and, since the US considers my ...
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I have a current US visa and legally changed my date of birth in my home country. Can I amend my US visa to reflect this change?

I'm from Pakistan and am currently studying in the United States with an F-1 visa. My parents and I were recently able to prove in Pakistani court that the date of birth on my Pakistani passport and ...
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Airport Transit Visa Through Germany with Expired F1 but Valid I-20

I am starting a new degree program as a PhD student in the US. My visa is expired and I plan to go to my country to renew my F1 visa with a stopover in Germany. Do I have to get the transit visa in ...
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DS-160, Person/Entity paying for you trip

I have received a fully funded Ph.D. offer from Florida State University. In my I-20 the estimated cost for 12 month is 52,690$ and student funding which involves tuition waiver, stipend and medical ...
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Situation where visa was not required for a connecting airport but delay or issues with the airlines visa to be now required

I will be travelling to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) from Kolkata International Airport (CCU) and in fact this will be my first solo international flight journey and also the first one ...
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Can I book a passport appointment in India for re-issue (after minor change) at a PSK or POPSK other than the one in my home city?

I have a correction in my parent's surname in my current passport and want to make in consistent with my other documents (as I will apply for an F-1 visa for this Fall). I will be staying at my ...
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No Surname in my passport, But my visa got approved on F1

Can I re edit my passport after my US F1 visa got stamped in my passport?. As I got FNU in my given name, Will there be any problem? If I re edit my whole name's last name to Surname?
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Discrepancy in DS160

My USA visa was approved but after interview I realized that I have mentioned wrong year on expiration of my passport and my visa status was approved and now it got changed to administrative process. ...
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How can I return to the USA legally after the voluntary departure?

Hi guys I know it might be complicated but I might need to know some more details. I was an F-1 visa student at a college in the US but my I-20 SEVIS record was terminated due to the violation of ...
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Do I need a return ticket to travel to the US on F-1 visa?

I'm traveling to the US from Norway on F-1 visa. I just received this generic e-mail from the Airline. If you are a non-US citizen or resident flying to the US, you must be able to provide proof of a ...
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What kind visa do I need for USA travel to participate in a research conference being an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian citizen. I am a PhD scholar and I want to participate in a 5 days research conference in the USA. I am not aware of what kind of visa category I will need. I heard about F1 Visa or J1 ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover of 12:45h (from morning to evening) at Haneda Airport?

I am an Indian citizen with a valid F1 visa to the United States, and I have a flight from Delhi to Chicago via Haneda with a 12:45h layover on the same calendar day. However, my airline is telling me ...
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Can a non-US citizen board an outbound plane (leave the US) without a passport back to home country?

Let's say I am a foreign student in the United States and I applied for another country's visa at their consulate in Washington DC. They are holding my passport for visa stamp and it takes 6-8 weeks ...
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How can I (Indian, 28) visit my fiance (pursuing a master's degree in the US) for a few months?

About me: I have worked as a freelance developer (sole proprietor) in the crypto space for the past about a year. In these 12 months I've worked with only one client that pays me well and is based out ...
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Should I apply for a new passport because of FNU in US Visa at this moment?

I have read this post: Old Passport with US Visa FNU and I understood what the US travel website recommends. But I want to know the answer in the context of my current situation in the travelling ...
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Clarification on entering the US on B2, leaving to Mexico and re-entering the US on F1

To provide more context: I am a Malaysian citizen & holding a Malaysian passport so I don't qualify for the VWP. However, I hold both a valid B2 visa & an F1 visa. My i-20 states that the ...
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F1 Visa Duration and Passport Expiration

I am planning to attend my masters in US for upcoming Fall 2022. My passport is expiring on January 2024. However, my course duration is from Sept 2022 till June 2024. When the F1 visa gets stamped, ...
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Booking tickets to the US from India with a single name

I am planning to visit the US on an F1 visa and need to book tickets for the same. My passport (and all my other documents) only have a single name. My name on my (Indian) passport appears as follows: ...
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Canadian transit visa for an international student in the US [duplicate]

I'm an international (Indian citizen) student with an F1 US visa. I wish to transit through Canada on my way to Schengen for a conference. I cannot get a clear answer on whether in need a transit visa ...
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Does cancelling F-1 visa extension interview void my current visa?

The end date on my I-20 is May 2023. My current F-1 visa expires in June 2022. I scheduled an interview to extend my visa on the 9th of May 2022, but due to personal reasons I cannot attend that. ...
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Traveling to the USA on an ESTA while having an F1 visa

I have a valid F1 visa but I will be studying online from my home country during the first semester. Can I travel to the United States on an ETSA during this first semester while studying online?
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Exiting US on ESTA and re-entering US immediately on old F-1 with new I-20 [closed]

I entered the US in 2018 with a valid I-20 and valid F-1 (exp 2023) but gave up my program and left during Covid in the middle of 2020. I came back to the US in the middle of 2021 this year on an ESTA ...
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Choosing sponsor for f1 visa

I'd like to go to US for 2/3 months to study an English intensive course, the college that I'm planning to enroll asks for 9k USD funds. I have 2 available sponsors which I'm confuse which one to ...
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Did I overstay my F1 visa by staying in the US for 5 months after graduation?

According to the dates written on my f1 visa paper, I did not overstay. According to PROGRAM START/END DATE written on I-20 form, I did not overstay. However I think F1 visa is valid as long as you ...
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Information on my DS-160 form and the embassy website do not match

The information on my DS-160 form and the embassy website do not match. On my DS-160 form, the type of visa I have is B1/B2, but on the embassy website it says I have an F-1 student visa, and my ...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160 [closed]

My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-1 dependent). I have following two questions regarding the form DS-160 (form ...
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Doubt regarding a question DS160 application (countries you have visited)

While filling DS160 I bumped into this question which was asking about the countries I visited. Should I mention transit too? Because I had a transit in Germany (when travelling from Sweden to India) ...
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Visa Waiver Program-> Mexico -> F1 Visa [duplicate]

I am a New Zealander wanting to clarify some travel plans for next month regarding my F1 visa to alleviate some anxiety! Current itinerary is: Fly NZ-US, enter on VWP ~60 days before class starts (...
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Confusion in DS160 address and passport address

I am from India. I will be applying for F1 Visa. While filling the DS160 form I got confused about what to fill in my home address and mailing address. My present address on my passport is of the ...
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travel restriction exemption from India to the US on an F1 visa

Because of the high covid case loads in India the US announced travel restrictions between the US ad India. There appear to be exemptions to these restrictions for students on an F1 visa. It is not ...
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F1 Interview after 2 Tourist denials [closed]

My gf applied for Tourist visa in 2018 and got denied twice (in a span of 1 month) with 214b (insufficient ties) first time and for no significant change in the second attempt. [We realized that this ...
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Applying for a B1 Visa after F1

So I have been in the US for the last 4 years on an F1 visa. Followed all the procedures and left the country before my F1 visa expired. However now I am trying to apply for a B1 visa to the US and ...
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What are some technical words that I should avoid using while giving F1 visa interview? [closed]

I am a Physics PhD and I have my F1 visa interview in a few days. I recently heard from my friend that there are some technical words that I should avoid using in the interview. This word list is ...
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Do visa officers know about my previously filled incorrect DS 160?

I recently filled a DS 160 for F-1 visa and in that I checked "Yes" in the question "Do you have any other relatives in U.S.?". But I don't actually have blood relatives in the U.S....
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Should I include scholarship in "employment" section of DS160? [closed]

I did my BS-MS dual degree in India, and while pursuing my degree (was a full-time student) I was offered a scholarship. Can this scholarship be considered as an employment? Should I include this in ...
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Taking jewellery from United States to India

I bought some jewellery during the black friday sale for my family. The total cost of which is around $500 but the actual value is higher. Can I still take all of the items I purchased without paying ...
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Details about part-time jobs in DS-160 form

While filling up my DS-160 form, I was not able to enter details of my part-time work in the past 5 years. After filling up details of my full-time employment, the "Add more Employment" ...
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Travelling to the US via London transit during Covid

I'm an F-1 OPT visa holder who has to visit my home country because of unavoidable personal reasons. Can I enter back into the US via London transit considering the Presidential Proclamation travel ...
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What to put for primary occupation in the DS-160 form when uni date has been pushed back?

I was supposed to attend university starting fall 2020 but due to the pandemic my final semester exams were postponed and I had to defer my admission to spring 2021. So, I graduated in September and I'...
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Reapplying for the F-1 visa from the UK as a foreigner

Is it possible to apply for the F-1 visa to the US from the UK? I have no UK citizenship, nor Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I plan to apply for the UK visitor visa first and re-apply for the F-...
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How to schedule Visa interview to some consulate other than post of interview?

I am from India and will be applying for the F1 US Visa. For scheduling the interview and biometrics, I need to select my residence state, which will choose my post of the interview by default. In my ...
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How to pay US F-1 Visa through credit or debit card?

I am an international student from India enrolled in a US university. I have completed my Visa application and just have to pay the fees. However there is no option for credit or debit card payment. ...
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CWOP on F1 Visa

Recently I traveled to India. While traveling back to the USA I got cwop on my F-1 visa in Doha. Then they sent me back to India. My question is: I have a one year valid OPT (optional practical ...
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