Hi i am on j1 with no 2year home residency. I have got agmit for masters program in a university.
Do i have to change to f1? Do i need to go back to home country to change it?
The answer to both your questions is a "yes".
Of course, can apply for a COS to F-1 in the USA, but will take months and months to be adjudicated and could also end up getting denied on a "technicality" (CIS are masters at that..) Best to apply at your local US consulate - fast, efficient.
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yes you need to get I 20 and file I 539 asking for change of status.
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