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H4 to F1 visa stamping related question:

Folsom, CA |

My wife has an approved COS from H4 to F1. She is planning to travel to our home country and get her F1 stamped.
1. In case her F1 stamping is rejected can she re-enter US on the previous H4 stamping which is still valid, even after approved COS?
2. In general would a COS void any previously held visa stamping?
3. If she cannot return on previous H4, how much effect of rejection would she have to obtain new H4 stamping?
4. How risky is to get a COS approved to F1 again after re-entering on H4?

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Attorney answers 3


1. yes, unless they cancel that visa as part of the F1 visa interview.
2. I do not know what visa stamping is, but if you are referring to the visa foil in her passport, no, not automatically but it is in the Consulate discretion to do that.
3. This is a call for a speculation, I am not ready to heed.
4. See my answer 3. above.

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1. If not cancelled, then yes.
2. Not automatically.
3. Depends on the reasons for the denial.
4. Depends on the facts of the case.

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