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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I apply for a B2 visa if I was previously on F1?

I was in the US from August 2012 on F1 visa. I did my masters and worked for a couple of years, all on F1 before leaving for good in October 2016. Though I left in October, my work permit was valid ...
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Can I enter Mexico during I-20 in grace period?

I am an Indian passport holder: I am on an F1 Visa which expires in 2018 (as indicated on the visa page in passport) The I-20 form indicates program end date of 26 Aug 2017 I wish to travel to Mexico ...
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Possible delay in F1 visa approval : What can I do? [closed]

I have been accepted into the PhD program offered by the Molecular and Cell Biology department at a US university and I am supposed to join this August. My F1 visa appointment is on 25th July. Now ...
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Visit to USA before F1 with a valid ESTA [duplicate]

I am French, and next month I will move to the USA to study there. I can enter the US with my F1 visa only 30 days before the date on I-20. However, I would like to go to the US before this date for a ...
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Currently hold an F1 visa (not sure is valid), but will travel for an academic conference, do I need to apply for another B1?

I was issued an F1 visa (valid thru 2019) about a year ago to attend grad school in the US. But I have eventually decided not to attend that program and have come back to my home country in Asia ever ...
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How do I get an F1 visa when I already have a B1/B2 visa? [closed]

I have a 10-year B1/B2 visa valid from November 2015. I visited the US for a week in February 2016 to tour New York. In May 2017, I was admitted to a university, got the I-20 form and paid the Sevis ...
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Old passport has missing pages. What should I tell the Visa Officer during the visa interview? [closed]

I am applying for US F1 visa. My old passport had some mistake in my surname. So I got a new passport two years back. I did not know that I may need my old passport during the visa interview. My ...
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Will I have to get a new student visa if I apply for a change in name in my passport?

My name on my passport is XYZ only. XYZ is my first name; there is no last name and my F1 visa FNU (first name unavailable) XYZ (last name). I am planning to apply for a name change in my passport ...
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Can I get in the US on a B2 before an F1 starting date?

I'm a European citizen studying in the US on a F-1 visa. I'm currently spending this current semester in South Korea as an exchange student. Since this semester is considered to be out-of-status for ...
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Effect on F1 renewal after arrested, but charge dismissed [closed]

A few weeks ago I got arrested and got a ticket for solicitation of prostitution (under California PC 647(b)). Since I had no previous criminal history, I got referred to the Neighborhood court and ...
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Can I apply for a B-1/B-2 visa when my previous F-1 visa has expired but my SEVIS record has not been released?

I finished my studies and left the US (all within grace period). I was going to further my studies, so I applied for another school and requested a transfer from my current school to the other. My ...
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F1 Visa approved but passport given back without stamping [closed]

I have attended F1 visa interview on 23rd Nov 2016 and the interview was good. Visa Officer verified my i20, GRE, TOEFL and Financial docs(Loan sanction letter + Parent's bank balance certificates). ...
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Income tax return filing for F1 visa? [closed]

My father has not filed income tax returns for the past 3 years. He will file the tax returns for 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 together in November 2016 and next for 2016- 2017 in April 2017. I hope it is ...
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F1 to B1/B2 in the USA, without having studied in the USA

I got a students visa, F1 for the USA, for an additional MBA. I went to the USA and since I was not really happy with what I went through, I decided to come back. The college had given fake ...
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Exiting and re-entering the USA after change of status to F-1 [closed]

I entered the USA on a B1/B2 (visitor) visa in 2014, but have changed status to an F1 (student) visa since then. I'm legally maintaining my student status by attending classes in language school (...
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F-1 Visa without Stamp | Schengen Visa requires valid US Visa

I intend to fly to Spain for a conference before heading home to renew my F-1 Visa. I have a valid I-20 and entered with a valid F-1 visa for the duration of stay. My question is: if the Spanish ...
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Can I travel to the US on a F1 visa to attend a funeral?

I have a valid F1 visa and I want to travel to the US for 2 weeks. My intent is not to study but to visit my best friend who recently lost her boyfriend and to attend his funeral. I read that it takes ...
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Peru Tourist Visa for Indian national in US with F-1 visa

I am a Indian national currently residing in the US with a valid F-1 visa. I am interested in travelling to Peru for a trip. Would I need a tourist visa? Their embassy website does not give a clear ...
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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 ...