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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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 ...
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Can I Use B1/B2 to travel to the US When Applying F1

I'm living in Vancouver and currently holding a valid B1/B2(visitor) VISA. I'm planning a trip to California from June 9 to June 17 with my friends. However, I got admitted into an US MBA program ...
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Can I use the automatic visa revalidation to layover in the US?

Birth and residence: China, P.R. Current: F1 in US, with valid I20 & I94 (valid until 2018), visa expired, visitor visa of Canada Travel: Toronto -> Chicago -> Beijing My question is, can I ...
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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 a Dominican Republic tourist visa as an F1 student from Saudi Arabia?

I am student with a valid F1 (student visa) status in the US. I am from Saudi Arabia. Do I need to apply for a tourist visa to go for a vacation in the Dominican Republic?
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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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Entering USA with F1 visa

Recently my F1 visa got approved I would like to enter USA 25 days before my school starting date. Because I want to visit Los Angeles for few days and then move to Washington DC (My school location ...
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Attending two semesters in the US at different Universities without a two year stay back home [closed]

This is my current situation: I plan to study a semester abroad in the US (I'm German) at Drexel University from ~March to ~June 2016. This is a normal, exchange-like program between my university ...
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Do I have to carry my I-20 for travelling within the US?

I am on a F1 Visa (student) which won't be expiring anytime soon. I am planning to travel around the country, and I was wondering if my passport alone would suffice at the airport. Do I have to carry ...
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Can an Indian national in F1 and B1/B2 visa travel to Mexico? [duplicate]

Can an Indian national travel to Mexico in F1 visa?I also have an B1/B2 visa but I am residing in US currently in F1 status. And what about people with H1B visas?
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Expired F1 visa [closed]

I'm doing a MBA and have a valid I20. The college is traveling to Estonia for 7 days. But my F1 visa has already expired. Can I still travel and have entry to the USA to continue my MBA with an ...
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As an F1 visa holder, do I need transit visa for travelling through the US earlier than 30 days before the start date of my study? [duplicate]

I have a valid F1 visa (date of issue: June 14), which I can use to enter the US starting from July 24 (30 days before the start date of my study). Do I need a transit visa on July 21 to pass through ...
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Change of status from an F-1 to B -1/ B-2

Is it possible to change a USA F-1 visa for B -1/B-2 visa because of a change of interest?
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I work in the US on an H1-B visa and will apply for a Schengen visa soon. Will my Schengen visa be affected if I switch to a US student visa later on?

I currently work in the US on an H1-B visa. I intend to go to graduate school in the US in September. To do that I will fly back to my home country and apply for an F1 visa. On the way back to the US ...
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Can I travel outside of the US during my OPT, but with an expired visa?

I am currently in OPT. I would like to know if I can travel outside the United States and hope to return by applying for a renewal of my F-1 student visa.
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Visit USA again after having left USA, but with unexpired F1 visa & I20/OPT

I was an F1 student in the USA till Sept 2014. Then I had a job offer in S. America that started in Jan 2015 (so I am living in S. America now). As soon as I graduated in Sept, my major program ...
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I have B1 visa, can I apply for F1 visa?

I have B1 visa for conferences. Due to some personal reasons I have never traveled to united states before. My B1 visa is still valid. Now, I want F1 visa. would this have effect to get F1 visa, since ...
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Marital status for re-entering USA if you got married abroad without registering?

If I came to the US as a single student on an F1 visa, then during college vacation got married abroad (but did not register it in any country) is it okay to declare my marital status as single? I'm ...
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Leave Zurich Airport during a long layover [duplicate]

I am traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai via Zurich Airport, where I have 18hrs halt. I have an Indian Passport and a valid US F1 visa. Can I leave the airport and do some sightseeing in Zurich?...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel to USA from India, if I already have a F1 visa?

I have a valid F1 visa (student) stamped in my Indian passport. I am traveling from India to USA with a connection in Doha. Doha doesn't need a transit visa, but Chicago does - as per the travel ...
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US B2 Visa Depature Date - flight just after midnight, entry period ends the day before

I have a question that I am a foreign student in the US under F1 visa, my father arrived in Dec.8, 2014 under a B2 visa to attend my graduation ceremony and we plan to do some sightseeing after worth. ...
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Do I need transit visa to visit Zurich if I have a valid F-1 visa?

I hold an Indian passport and Indian citizenship and a valid F-1 (student) visa. I have a 17 hours halt at Zurich on my journey from the USA to India in December. Instead of sitting at the airport ...
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Apply for F1 from home country after B1 extension

I am trying to analyse the risk factor here. I recently came back to India after my 5 months stay in US on B1 visa. I initially got 2 months stamp on entering US, then again applied for 3 months ...
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USA F1 visa renewal before expiry [closed]

My U.S. F1 Visa expires on 30th June 2015, and I am visiting India near end of December this year. Can I apply for F1 visa renewal (category,university, etc. everything remains the same). Is it too ...
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Can I travel within the US with an expired visa?

I am an international student and authorized to stay in US for 2 years on my I-20 form. My visa expired on June this year and I need to fly to some states outside Georgia to visit colleges. Can I fly ...
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Do F-1 students need a visa to visit Paris and Amsterdam during layovers? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with F-1 status travelling from the U.S. to India. I am going to have a layover of 12 hours in Paris while on my way to India and another layover of 6 hours in Amsterdam while ...
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Grace period after second study period in USA? [closed]

I've enrolled in a language school in the US for six months. I have an F-1 visa. I know that after six months I have a 60 day grace period. If I decide to register at another school for example three ...
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As an Indian Citizen, can I use my b1/b2 visa after f1 visa period or will I have to leave US and reenter? [duplicate]

I am from India.I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of November and December. The university will help me obtain an F-1 status. However,...
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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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Sightseeing in Japan as an Indian Citizen holding a US F-1 visa

I currently have a US F-1 visa who needs to travel to India. I was hoping to take a layover in Japan. Will I require a transit visa to go sightseeing in Japan and how can I get one in the USA or can ...
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As a Canadian Citizen, F1 visa to a B1/B2: will I have to leave the US and re-enter?

I am a Canadian citizen, and I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of September and October. The university will help me obtain an F-1 ...
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B1/B2 visa validity after getting F1

I recently got F1 visa, but I won't be able to attend college due to family issues. My question is what will happen to my B1/B2 visa? Is it revoked because I got F1 or is it still valid?
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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Re-entry into US after 6 months as student [closed]

I am from India. I went to a US university in Spring 2014 for a MS program under a F1 visa. Due to serious health issues, I had to leave US before the start of the program. I am prepared to go and ...
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Does the US extend F-1 visas on change of degree?

I have been accepted for the Master's program in my university and I am currently a Bachelor's program student. If I were to accept this and change my Bachelor's degree into a Dual BS/MS degree, will ...
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Can I retain B1/B2 visa status along with a F1 visa to enter US more than 30 days before commencement of course at an University?

Will a person having a B1/B2 visa be allowed to retain their B1/B2 visa status along with F1 status? If so, can that person enter USA with the B1/B2 visa? I want to enter USA more than 30 days before ...