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Hiya All Is it possible to hold a B2 and FI visa?

Dekalb, IL |

Hiya All

I currently hold a B2 visa that is valid until 2022. I applied for the tourist visa as I intend to attend my brother's wedding which is scheduled to be held on the 15th of June 2013 in Florida. I was recently offered a place with NIU to pursue a PhD in I/O psychology. I wish to apply for my F1 visa before I fly to the states such that I would have to exit the United States and travel to Dekalb from Florida to join the university. My question is -are they likely to cancel my B2 Visa if i apply for a F1 within the next few weeks?

Any Advice would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards


P.S. I am currently in India for a short break.

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Possible and often done, but very unlikely from India.

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Probably not. The ISO at NIU should be able to advise you further.

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You can't enter the U.S. on more than one visa. You'll need to pick one to use. If your school doesn't start until the fall, then entering on the B is appropriate. If you're starting school this summer, then entering on your F and attending the wedding is fine.


If the F-1 visa interview does not go well, CO might cancel B-2 too.

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