I am an American citizen and my husband is Australian. We live in Melbourne, where we were married in 2010 and have lived since 2009. We started applying for his PR visa at the start of 2012. It is now sitting at the NVC (has been since May 9, 2013) because the Department of State is making new procedures for the I-864 Affidavit of Support. Until these procedures are made they will not process our paper work. He will study a LLM that starts on Aug 5, 2013. Can he apply for a F-1 visa, enter on a F-1 visa and then apply for a change of status after entry?
It would be difficult for him to qualify for an F-1 visa. He would have to demonstrate that he has no intent to remain in the U.S.
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yes but he will need to be ocnvincing that he will return for his consular interview when scheduled. It is discretionayr.
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Sure he can apply, but he will have to convince the consul that he will ultimately consular process for his immigrant visa abroad and not file for adjustment of status with USCIS once admitted in student status. The consul can choose to believe him and grant the F-1 visa, as he/she may choose not to. Whether to issue a visa or not is completely discretionary and a visa denial is generally not appealable.
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