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https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/students-and-employment F-1 students may not work off-campus during the first academic year, but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions. After the first academic year, F-1 students may engage in three types of off-campus employment: ...


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The annulment should have been recorded and shared between Schengen countries (there is a database especially for that). This will weight negatively against any Schengen visa application you might submit in the (near?) future. On the other hand, as far as I can tell, you haven't received a formal ban so any consulate can still legally issue a visa if they ...


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The simple fact is: you're not getting in without a visa, least of all by air. You need to visit a US embassy or consulate in Mexico and obtain a new visa in your current passport, bringing your I-20 and visa copy and explaining the situation.


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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 year. I was wondering if I could somehow avoid the flight back to Russia. A U.S. visa is only for entering the United States. You would only need to get a new visa if you need to leave and enter the United ...


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A U.S. visa (visa stamp) is only for entering the U.S. The visa's expiration date is the last day you can use the visa to enter the U.S. The visa has nothing to do with your ability to stay in the U.S. That is determined by your status, which is given upon entry. Not having a valid visa does not affect your ability to stay in the U.S., as long as you have a ...


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You have no ban, because you entered with "D/S" on your I-94, so you did not accrue any "unlawful presence" since you didn't stay past the date on your I-94 (since there was no date on your I-94). However, no ban doesn't mean you can enter. Many foreigners with no bans are denied visas and/or entry all the time. Your entry on either the Visa Waiver Program ...


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My current visa is valid until December Nope, your visa became invalid the moment they put CWOP stamp on it. It means Cancelled without prejudice. Cancelled Without Prejudice: A stamp a U.S. Embassy or Consulate puts on a visa when there is a mistake in the visa or the visa is a duplicate visa (two of the same kind). It does not affect the validity ...


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Your university will strongly recommend that you do not attempt to do this. It's technically possible to visit the US as a tourist while intending to leave and return on your student visa, and many people have done this. US embassies will even advise that this is allowed. You may also make your initial entry on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) if you ...


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Yes, you need the ESTA. Traveling for a funeral is not a valid purpose for an F1 student visa.


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Recent experience (from late May, 2018) with crossing the border on AVR (by land): I planned my trip such that I would be driving through the border of Canada, south of Calgary, into Montana. I wanted to visit the Glacier National Park and therefore picked the border crossing site closest to it; it is called Chief Mountain, https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/...


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The fact that determines whether you need the student visa or can travel on a tourist visa is whether the course offers academic credit. If the course offers credit toward an academic degree, then you must be on a student visa, no matter how short the course is. The US State Department states: A visitor (B) visa permits enrollment in a short ...


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You can’t work as an F1 student except at your own university. The one exception is if you are on OPT. The journal will likely want you to fill out a W9 so that they can pay you, which is when they’ll discover that you don’t have work authorization. Alternatives to getting paid would be: they reimburse you for expenses (say you incurred research costs ...


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I didnt have any issues at the port of entry, it was pretty smooth. He just asked my purpose of travel and stamped me.


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You certainly can apply for a B1/B2 visa, which shouldn't be affected by your decision to withdraw from the university. When you did that, it was reported to SEVIS, and you left the US, as you were required to do. Your F-1 visa is now invalid. That you decided not to pursue your education in the United States would have no bearing on visiting the country. ...


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Check-in staff uses a database called Timatic. Unless you're a citizen of Cuba, Iran, Sudan or Syria: Visa required, except for Those admitted to the USA on a visa, returning to the USA after a visit of max. 30 days to Canada or Mexico or to adjacent islands (except for Cuba) When checking in online, you'll still be checked at the gate. Should the ...


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It turns out US embassies in a foreign country will respond if you write an email to support@ustraveldocs.com. After filing a case there, I was able to obtain a separate email handle with which to discuss return of my passport and possible cancellation. Edit: US embassies allow you to temporarily retrieve your passport and/or I-20 without cancelling the ...


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No, you cannot. As an Indian citizen, you can transit in Zurich without visa under certain conditions but you need a proper Schengen visa to leave the airport. There are no exemptions or visa-on-arrival for short visits or sight-seeing during layovers in the Schengen area. If you want to do that, you need to go through the whole rigmarole (providing various ...


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No, you don't need a transit visa. A transit visa is to allow you to temporarily enter a country, for example, to change planes. You already have a visa that allows you to enter the USA so you don't need another one just because you're changing planes.


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Are you marrying a US citizen? If not I doubt it will matter. Just update them when you get married or send them an email informing that you are getting married. If you are marrying a US citizen then that can cause problems since part of the student F-1 visa is to prove your ties to India and that you plan to return there after your studies.


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This question was asked and answered by the US embassy in an article in the Jamaica Observer - You are allowed to have multiple visas: Multiple non-immigrant visas are routinely issued at the Embassy - common combinations include the B1/B2 visitor's visa in addition to crew member (C1/D), student (F, M), employment-based (J, H) and performer (O, P) ...


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Because the USA does immigration at your first port of entry rather than at your destination, the immigration officers in LA (for example) are quite used to processing someone going to school in Louisiana or Nebraska or Pennsylvania. They also know that airport pricing and hub structures have no rational basis in geography, so one can occasionally get a ...


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note: this answer may not apply as the student has a regular OPT that is ending and they are renewing as STEM OPT. This may be different from the F1->OPT transition. You’re in trouble - not for your student visa which will still be valid when you return but you may not have enough time to get OPT status to remain. Most campus foreign student offices ...


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I am sorry to that you are in this situation. I am, too, an F1 student, and I understand these kind of paperwork issues can be very worrisome. Since you haven't lost your old passport or your old visa, I would suggest just wait. Getting a new visa takes a while, even if you explain your urgent situation. As cruel as this sounds, the US government doesn't ...


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One can never predict for certain what will happen with an application, but if you got a ten year tourist visa it seems they are not holding your overstay against you (indeed they shouldn't since you were a minor and thus didn't accrue illegal presence), so from your question I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be eligible for an F1 if you were enrolling ...


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It should just be a normal tourist visa process. http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/general/requirements/ You need to book an appointment with the UK embassy in the US (not sure which city you're in right now). If you're visiting your family, you need to get a letter from your family in London to invite you with their details such ...


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You don't need an invitation to apply for a US tourist visa (B1/B2). Still you might want to get one just in case. There are no formal rules or requirements regarding the invitation letter since it's not required to begin with. Your friend can write the invitation letter for you.


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There's no such thing as 'transit' for the US, unfortunately, you need a legal visa to enter. However, there are some caveats for this. Firstly, is your visa expired? If so (as yours is), you need a new one: If your visa is expired or you have already used the number of entries you are allowed, you will need to apply for a new F-1 visa in order to ...


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In general the US allows you to have multiple visas of different types simultaneously (and in some circumstances, even multiple of the same type), so I would expect both of your visas to still be valid. However there is a sure-fire way to tell - simply look at your older visa. If the old visa was canceled when your new one was issued, they will have stamped ...


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Since his flight leaves on the 8th, he will be considered to have left on the 8th, which is after the date on his I-94. The U.S. has no exit controls; the information they use come from passenger manifests from the airlines, which will list the time of the flight. The most direct consequence is that his visa (the one he entered on) will be void (if it is ...


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