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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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Can I ever get a Schengen visa again after submitting a fake I-20?

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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F1 visa renewal after having changed schools [closed]

I came to the US as an international student in 2015, and joined school A. My F-1 visa was valid until 2020. After a couple of years (in 2017), I changed schools to join School B. My I-20 for School B ...
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Do I need a Transit Visa of Canada if I have F1 and SX1 Visas? [duplicate]

I have a flight reservation from Austin, Texas to New Delhi, India. The flight transits through Toronto. I have a valid F1 and SX1 Visa. Do I need transit visa to transit through Canada? My layover is ...
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Can I re-enter the US with an F1 Visa after arriving with a VWP (ESTA)?

So currently I’m planning to enter the US with an ESTA on the 21st of December as my F1 Visa only allows me to enter on the 22nd of December. However, I’m unable to change my flight because I booked ...
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Transit Visa necessity [duplicate]

I have a F1 visa. i'll be travelling from USA through Vienna with quite a layover with final destination as India. Will I be needing a transit visa for my layover in vienna?
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Can I use my B1/B2 visa to enter US right after I complete my OPT?

I am holding a F-1 and a B1/B2 visa. Can I enter the US right after I complete my OPT employment? I am currently on OPT and it will end in coming November. Once I complete my OPT (F-1), can I leave ...
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Can I apply for en ESTA visa while on an F1 [closed]

I am studying on an F1 visa but have to take leave to find funds to continue my studies. When I take leave I have 15 days to leave the country. My question is, can I apply for an ESTA while I'm still ...
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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 a Canadian tourist visa. If so, what are the documents required and what is the procedure to get a visa?
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Re-entry to USA from Canada (previously on F-1 Visa)

I am a Canadian citizen, currently back home in Canada. I completed my BFA in NYC from 2014-2018, and also finished my OPT from July 2018-July 2019. My grace period is 60 days, meaning it should've ...
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Change the country of interview

Can I change the country for an interview while applying for my F1 visa? My first interview was in Kyiv (Ukraine), I would like to reapply but the emergency interview in Ukraine is father than in ...
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US Visa application question

In the application for US Visa I found the following question: I am confused about the first two. For the first question, I have a US driver's license but I am not sure if that is considered as a ...
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DS-160 Present work/ education/ training information

I completed my master's last year from India and have not been involved with any other institution since. I have been accepted to a US university for pursuing Ph.D. and am in the process of filling ...
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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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Arrive in the US with a Tourist Visa before Student Visa starts [duplicate]

My girlfriend will be starting college in the US in January. Is it possible for her to get a tourist visa so that she can be here more than 30 days before the start of her classes?
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Re-entering the US for the third time in 3 consecutive months

I went to the US for vacation in the middle of June, then came back to my home country for two weeks. Went back to the US in the middle of July then came back home. Both times on ESTA. Now I just got ...
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Can I travel to the USA with an ESTA while my OPT application is pending?

I from Austria and studied in the USA for a while. After graduating I applied for post-completion Optional Practical Training authorization (OPT). However, this is where my problem starts. I had to ...
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Do I need a round trip ticket when entering the US as F1 for short term training?

I will be taking English classes in the US as F1 student (ESL program). The program is 3 months long and I plan to stay in the US for at least 4 months. Is entering the US on F1 with a one way ticket ...
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Entering then re-entering the US on F1 before the start of the program stated on I-20

I have a valid F1 visa and my I-20 has a program start date of August 5th. My I-20 states that I can enter the US starting July 5th. I have my flights booked to enter the US on July 10Th. I will then ...
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F1 visa for vacation purpose?

I m a student in the US with a current F1 visa, i traveled back to Mexico for summer vacation. I m Mexican, my current B1/B2 is expired and is under renewal. In the meanwhile i want to travel during ...
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F1 Visa stamped on page 9 leaving earlier pages blank

I am an international student from Nepal joining University of Toledo the coming fall. I haven't made any international travels till now. I have US F1 visa stamped on page 9 leaving earlier pages ...
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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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Change interview location of US B2 and F1 visa

I am applying for a student visa and a tourist visa for my parents. In DS-160, I selected the location to be New Delhi. However, when I am trying to schedule the interview date and time from here, it ...
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Abandoning a reinstatement of F1 and left the US

I applied for the reinstatement of an F1 visa within the approved period. I left the US while my application was being processed. Does this mean that I can not reenter the US under another type of ...
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Transit visa for Indian National through Singapore

I am an Indian national living in the United States of America under a non-immigrant (F1) visa. I am travelling to India later this year. My round trip to India has Singapore layovers on both the ...
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What should be the Visa Category and required documents for my parents?

My home country is India. I will be traveling to the US for my Ph.D. with an F1 visa. I have already applied for the interview which is yet to take place. My parents wish to travel with me, both for ...
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Traveling to Puerto Rico as Student while waiting for OPT [duplicate]

I am an international student. I already finished my program and I am waiting to start my OPT. My I20 already expired and I am waiting for my EAD Card. I have a US valid Driver License. Can I travel ...
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Address misspelt in passport/ problems with US F1 visa [closed]

I am an incoming graduate student to the US and I will shortly apply for the F1 visa. While requesting for the I20 I filled up my current address wherein I stated 'Apartment' in the address column. ...
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School Start Date DS 160 [closed]

In the current education section of the form, it asks what my school start date was. Though my high school start date was 2015, I have been studying in the same school since 12 years. Which date do I ...
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What should I fill in DS-160 current employment section if I am a freelancer for an F1 visa? [closed]

I was working in an organisation from last 2.5 years but in October 2018 I left my job to continue with the exam preparation and university applications. Since then I have been working as a freelancer ...
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Overystayed visa as a minor, can I now get an F1 to study? [closed]

I was taken to the US when I was 11, in 1999 with a parent. We stayed illegally until u decided to move back to my home country voluntarily in 2005 when I was 17, I was becoming an adult and realizing ...
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Paid for article while in US on F-1 visa? [closed]

I am an international Ph.D. student in the US and am planning to write an article for a US-based magazine. I'm doing this to increase my presence and build a relationship with this publisher. They ...
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Holding B1 -B2 Visa and already applied F1

My son university is in Texas and our family holding B1/B2 visa now my son will apply for F1 visa. Our issue is that we have already planned Bahamas cruise from Miami on 16th August and my son ...
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Cruise to Bahamas prior visit to University [duplicate]

I am now holding F-1 Visa (New admission), along with B1-B2 Visa My university is starting by end of August, but we have already booked Bahamas Cruise from Miami in mid of August as the family also ...
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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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F1 visa even for a three-week course?

I am planning for a 3-week summer course with credits in the US. It was suggested to apply for an F1 visa, despite being the holder of a B1/B2 visa (travelled to the US a couple of times and never ...
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F1 visa and ESTA

My son has a F1 visa in his UK passport, which is still valid. Due to circumstances, he is unable to continue his studies in the US and has returned home. However, he needs to return to the US for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...