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    [B]Successful F1 visa renewal Interview[/B]


    Hi,I want to share my F1 visa renewal Experience on OPT Extension.
    I have got 2 years visa which got expired and I had some important situation to visit India. I crossed my fingers and gave try for F1-visa renewal.
    I went for visa renewal in Dec’2013, my visa expired in Dec’2011.
    Initially I was not sure even there is any F-1 renewal after graduation, but one friend whom I got into contact through desiOPT and we had mutual friends, he helped me out. Following are some useful info:


    Forms for visa date (Ignore if you guys already know it):
    DS-160 (https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/).
    Online account to block dates (http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/in/).


    Documents to carry for interview:
    U.S. DoS - CEAC Confirmation (Application submission confirmation).
    Sevis fee payment (Interviewer asked it but I said I don’t have one, he was not very particular)
    Passport
    Latest i-20(possibly travel i-20)
    Masters Graduation certificate
    Opt card
    DSO/ISAO - Certificate of Enrollment or Visa Status certificate
    Client letter (to be on safe side)
    Pay checks (to be on safe side)
    Previous i-20’s (to be on safe side)


    My Interview questions:
    Exchanged greetings with smile face.
    Interviewer: Asked passport, I-20, and sevis fee payment (I don’t have one, he ignored it).
    Q: Whats you’re Major in Masters?
    A: Xyz
    Q: When is your Graduation Date?
    A: I’m done with masters and graduated in dec’2011. I’m currently in training period.
    Asked Graduation certificate.
    Q: Are you a transfer student?
    A: Yes, I transferred from university X to university Y.
    Q: When did you transfer?
    A: in xyz period.
    Q: How long you have OPT period?
    A: I'm on OPT extension will expire on xyz date.
    Through out the interview he was busy in typing looking at his screen.
    Finally he said your visa is approved please pick your passport in 5-7 days at visa office.


    This might not be the same case for everyone, but just incase if someone needs it might be helpful.

  • #2
    valuable information!

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    • #3
      Awesome. Congratulations n Good luck ahead

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      • #4
        Congrats. Please where did you have this interview? I mean which visa office?

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        • #5
          For how many years you got visa?

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          • #6
            Hello, Can you please pass on your email id or inbox me your ph num? It will be great, I am in a similar situation and will be kind if you can help me out with questions I have. Thanks in advance

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            • #7
              Can you inbox me your mail id please..?

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              • #8
                Hello,
                This is really a good news and congrats.
                I may have to go through similar situation. Can you please share your contact information with me.
                Thank you.

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                • #9
                  Contacts details please

                  Hello!
                  I really appreciate for sharing this! I am also in the same problem and it will be very helpful if you can share your contact details. Please let me know.

                  Thanks,
                  Apoorva.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Apurva View Post
                    Hello!
                    I really appreciate for sharing this! I am also in the same problem and it will be very helpful if you can share your contact details. Please let me know.

                    Thanks,
                    Apoorva.

                    Hi Apoorva,

                    Did you file your F1 on OPT? I am on same situation.

                    Thank you in Advance

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                    • #11
                      Hi, did your company ever file for H1b visa for you before you went to F1 visa stamping ?

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, That useful <3

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