Can H4 be converted to F1?

Although it might seem uncanny, you can actually start off with an H4 and then change it to an F1 visa. Another option you could consider is doing an internship, and then doing your studies with an H4 visa and before graduating, converting it to an F1 so that you can apply for an OPT.

Can H4 visa holder apply for F1 visa?

Other options for H4 visa holders. You can take up full-time employment and obtain an employer-sponsored H1B visa. You can Study on the H4B visa status. You can change the status from H4 to F1 visa and study. You can volunteer to contribute to your area of work under H4 visa status.

What documents are required for F1 visa interview?

The following documents are required for your F1 visa interview:

  • A valid passport.
  • The Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160.
  • The application fee payment receipt.
  • A passport photo.
  • A Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F1) Student Status (Form 1-20)

Do we need original i 797 for H4?

Original Form I-797 is not required for the interview. The consular officer will verify the primary applicant’s petition approval through the PIMS (Petition Information Management Service) of the Department of State.

Does H-4 get rejected?

The visa sponsor (or principal applicant) must be able to take care of their H4 dependents. The application for the H4 visa will, therefore, be rejected by a 212(A)(4) refusal if the financial means of the principal applicant does not meet or exceed the state poverty line.

Can H-4 stay in US without h1?

Yes it is perfectly okay for the H-4 dependent to remain in the US while the principal H-1B visa holder is in India applying for a visa stamp at the consulate there.

How long does it take to convert H-4 to F-1?

3 to 9 months
You could either travel outside the United States and get F1 visa stamped or stay back in the US and apply for a change of status from H4 to F1. Change of status petitions can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months depending on the service center your petition gets sent to.

Can I do Masters on H4 visa?

Studying for a Master’s degree in the US presents a great professional opportunity for H4 visa holders. Moreover, it allows H4 visa holders to break from their regular routine and develop and build their knowledge while they live in the US.

Why does F1 visa get rejected?

Common Reasons behind Student Visa Rejection Lack of sufficient financial funds and proofs to support foreign education. Inability of confirming a necessary return to India after completion of education. Incorrect / false documents. Inadequate language or communication skills.

How much bank balance is required for F1 visa?

While there are no rules requiring a minimum bank balance to apply for a student visa for the USA from India, it costs approximately $500 USD to obtain your F-1 student visa.

What do you need for a H4 to F1 visa interview?

Here is a generic list for H4 to F1 Visa interview documents and you may need additional documents depending on your family, personal history and previous visa status held. The list of documents required is classified as per the source. Official Transcripts (if you have completed few semesters)

How to file change of status from F1 to H4?

Change of Status (F1 to H4 or H1b to H4): F1 to H4 COS:If you are planning to apply for change of status from F1 to H4 to avail EAD, you can concurrently file a COS (I-539). Your EAD will be approved only after your I-539 is approved.

Which is the best form for H4 visa stamping?

Form i797A or B (H1B approval notice) – Original is best. If not possible, then carry color copy of i797 approval. i797C is not a valid proof of approval. Form i129 (H1B application) copy – Carry color or Black and white copy of i-129.

What kind of documents do you need for F1 visa?

The list of documents required is classified as per the source. Official Transcripts (if you have completed few semesters) In addition to the above documents, there maybe consulate specific documents. Please check the US Consulate website for additional documents. What if there are multiple sponsors for F1 Visa?