I start my program in USA next Fall, and i am going to apply for a F1 visa next week. Program start August 22. So I want be able to enter the USA before July 23.
But since I have vacation plans in the USA with my friends, I want to also apply for a B1/B2 visa, for the month of June and July. And directly start my program after my vacations if that is possible, without leaving the country.
You would need to file for a change of status to go from a B2 to an F1. Also it is very problematic to be admitted on a B2 with intent to change status thereafter.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
You can have two visas in your passport and use them according to your plans. However, for each, you need to file a separate DS 160 and pay separate fees. Whether the consulate would accommodate both on the same day is completely up to them. If the question was whether you can pay one fee for two visas and use the same form, the answer is no to both.
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You can request the U.S. consulate to entertain your request for both types of visas after you submit two different DS-160s. The U.S. consulate can issue the B-1/B-2 as a " prospective student" and withhold issuance of the F-1 visa. You will then have the issue of changing the B status to an F-1 with USCIS. That is one possible outcome.
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