I started my M.Ed in Special Education course in August 2011. I entered the US on H4 status and was approved for F1 in September 2011. I am planning to visit India in May 2012 and that is when I want to get the F1 stamp in my passport. I have one more semester left in my course that I have to finish in the summer (June and July). I would like to know if there are any risks of getting my status rejected in the interview? Would it be better to visit after my course is complete and when I am on OPT?I am doing my course from a good university and I have enough proof of ties to home. It seems like there shouldn't be a problem. But I would like to know of any risks because if I cannot come back on time, I might not graduate
If you are unable to show a non-immigrant intent ( intent to return home) and show ties to home country, there is a risk visa will not be issued. Also, if you have ever violated your non-immigrant status, the visa can be denied.
In this culture of NO especially with the Indian Consulates, I believe there are risks
Hire a lawyer and plan accordingly
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Risk depends on facts. You need to prove non-immigrant intent to the satisfaction of the consular officer.
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Obtaining a visa at a consulate always carries a risk. You must show that you are eligible for the visa in all respects, including no immigrant intent and sufficient ties to your country as well as sufficient funds to pay for school and support yourself without working. Hire an immigration lawyer to guide you.
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