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    I have a current situation. My F1 visa has expired and I am still studying and I will graduate in May 2014.
    I am thinking of going to India to renew my F-1 Visa or "get a new F-1 visa" on the basis of doing masters.

    My questions are:
    1) I have not applied for OPT yet ? If I do apply before graduation and my OPT starts, then would I still be able to get a new f-1 visa
    by showing that I am going to study as a masters student ? If yes, can I come back to US and not do my masters but instead go for OPT ?

    2) If I will be changing universities when I go from bachelors to masters ? Will it be okay to go for VISA interview ? (Consider I didn't apply for OPT at all for this question)

    3) I have transferred schools back and forth a little during my undergraduate career. Will that have any affect on my chances of getting a new F-1 Visa ?

    4) I am planning to renew/ get new F-1 visa in the summer time ! How long would you suggest for the time frame ? I mean for how many days should I anticipate to get VISA process done ?

    5) Can I apply for OPT before graduation ? Go to India to get F-1 Visa based on Masters admission and come back and work on OPT again ?
    Last edited by enghav144; 01-12-2014, 04:18 PM.

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      • #4
        My educational background involve I have done 2 bachelor [1]Bachelor in arts[2]Bachelor in law

        My future aim is to settle down in usa ----I find education is only mode by which i can get a job in usa and thereby earn salary there. I am from a middle class family and taking a huge loan and coming to usa KEEPING IN MIND THAT I WILL REPAY IT when i get job. After searching i found out that i have 2 option

        First to do mba from there [which provide me 1 year of opt and 1 chance to apply for h1b]


        but after some research i found that if i do stem degrees [masters in computer information system] i get 29 month extension and 3 chance of h1b process and i also came to know that most of h1b sponsors are hiring graduate students from IT field especially computers.and it is easy to find a job in IT field comparatively if you done an mba from a university not in top 20 as i cant afford those due to high tuition.Another reason is that as we know that h1b is a lottery so if i do mba and donot come into a lottery than icant work in usa and if i couldnot work in usa i cant pay my loan expenses by working in india and this education dream will be a curse and i donot want to go under that situation But if i choose an masters in computers even if i couldnot get a job in 1 year , i can work in opt and apply for next year due to stem extension.but my case has a demerit i have no IT experience some one told consultancy will solve your issue and make your resume look nice.please guide me showing real picure of usa??as this step will be turning point in my life?How the IT scene in usa ???Does stem student after graduation find a job?As my bachelor is not in computers and simple arts does it have any effect in visa or h1b or when employer looks at resume?Guide as i don't know IT scenario there?Bottom line is i donot want that situation in which i haven given a degree and said go back to india as earning in usa and settling down here is my priority and that is why i am taking education a a medium pathroute to usa in which i found IT field a safe step............................Guide

        PLEASE SAY IT FIELD REAL PICTURE IN REGARD TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND HI1B for those who have completed their masters in usa?does fresher tag is a setback or consultancy will feel good

        email me [email protected]


        • #5
          Ashish - You need open a new thread, please don't post your question which is not relevant to the topic.


          • #6
            Automatic visa revalidation allows most F-1 students to take a trip of less than 30 days to countries contiguous to the United States and reenter on an expired visa provided you have proper documentation and have not applied for a new visa during the visit.
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