I am resident of India and currently staying in India. My
I am resident of India and currently staying in India. My H1B petition has been approved recently. I was married when my employer has filed my H1B petition. However, I got divorced last month. Now I am planning for H1B Visa stamping at Mumbai US Consulate. My question is : Should I fill DS160 form as Married( to keep consistency with Original Petition) OR as Divorced(my current situation). If Divorced, is there any impact on my H1B approval decision during Visa interview as H1B original petition may have my status as Married and DS-160 will now have Divorced status. Please guide how to proceed and what to tell Visa Officer if ask me that why USCIS is not notified about my divorced status(that happened a month ago)
I came to US on H4 Visa (Dependent) in 2013 and after 1 year
Hi. I came to US on H4 Visa (Dependent) in 2013 and after 1 year I did change of status to F1 Visa (Student) after getting admission into MBA program at Southern State University in San Diego - California. I worked CPT in 2015 and early 2016 and graduated in June 2016. Currently I am on OPT which is from July 2016 - July 2017 and I am going to India for a 3 week vacation. I need help with 3 questions on DS 160 form as I will have to go to US Consulate to get F1 visa for 10 months as last date of OPT is July 2017. I have a few questions when I go for the Visa Interview thoughPurpose of trip is Student (F1) even though I am on OPT (Full time Internship)1. What should I say to the Visa Officer when asked "Why do you want to go to US on F1 as you have already graduated 4 months back" ?2. Why did you convert your visa from H4 to F1 when you could have studied full time on H4 visa as well? (Everyone knows that we cannot work on H4 visa so i had converted to F1 so that i could get CPT and OPT but i am afraid to tell this to the visa officer)3. What are your plans after OPT finishes next year July 2017? (Honestly I will be converting back to H4 visa as my spouse is here (in US) on H1 visa so i will go back to dependent visa.4. The company I work for is a non profit organization so should i specifically point that while answering to the question "where do you work" as non profits are seen in good image overall?Thanks
Filling ds160 form for B1/B2 VISA ,am confused about the
filling ds160 form for B1/B2 VISA ,am confused about the question belowHas your us visa ever cancelled or revoked ??yes/nobut the situation was :The precious b1/b2 visa expire and a new visa applied but at the interview the visa officer the visa was denial and the precious expire visa stamped( canceled without prejudice) ...what is the right answer ??
I have a question, NO, No, i have few questions regarding h4
Hi i have a questionJA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: NOJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i have few questions regarding h4
I'm completing form DS 160 to get my H1B Visa in the
Hello! I'm completing form DS 160 to get my H1B Visa in the Argentinean US embassy. I have been living in the US for almost 2 years with an F1 Visa. When the form asks me to provide them with my Home address, should I provide my US address or where I used to live in Argentina before (Where I want my passport to be send)? Also, where can I find my taxpayer id?Thank you!
Judith,, a S. Korean working in Singapore. Here's my
Hi Judith,My name is ***** ***** S. Korean working in Singapore.Here's my situation. My boyfriend (Spain) has obtained a researcher position at MIT, got his J1 visa in September, and now already in the US.In the meantime, I have obtained B1/B2 (fyi I'm already eligible for ESTA, so there was no need for it, if it was simply to visit him temporarily from time to time), hoping a 6-month stay at US would suffice to find an employer to sponsor my H1B (or F1) visa, and so that I can stay with my sweetheart in the states, still being independent.While the Visa interview at the embassy, I told them I was going to visit my "friends" in the US + attend some job training courses + meet some folks in Start-up work which is relevant to what I do.Then, I realized recently that obtaining a sponsoring job in the US is not as easy as in Singapore (I work in Tech / Marketing, 6 yrs of experience). And wondering whether we should rather get married & get J2 for me, so that I can minimize the time taken for me to start working again. We're both extremely happy to get married with each other, but it's just that we haven't had a chance to prepare anything.. so trying to see if the "paperworks" should be done & how.And there are some pre-defined travel plan as well.19 Oct: Me flying to US (from Singapore, my current country of residence)Mid Dec - Mid Jan: Europe and S. Korea for Christmas & family functions, both of usMid Jan: Back in the US, both of usHere go my questions:1. For employers to issue H1B, is it always to apply in April & obtain in Sep? Are there companies who have some in spare & issue to future employees? (or is it just extremely rare?)2. IF we do get married2-1. I know by research the cleanest option would be getting married AND obtaining J2 before entering to the US, but we don't want to spend $$ to support our 2 places in 2 countries (we used to live together). So.. Is it a good idea to get married outside of US BEFORE I enter US with B1/B2, then enter with B1/B2 and change the status?2-2. What should I tell the border control officer? Visiting my "friends"? (which is not entirely false)2-3. If I enter first with B1/B2, can we marry in the US territory? Do we need to wait for some time to avoid the opinions of suspicion? And.. should I mention anything about intention of getting married to my boyfriend who's already in the US?2-4. Or.. is it just better, IF I were to enter with B1/B2 first to US, then we should travel somewhere else to get married? (or wait for Dec until we go to our home countries for Xmas etc)Thank you so much for reading my long questions & appreciate in advance your help!Cheers,Sooyoung
I made an application for the visit visa of UK in 2014 that
HelloI made an application for the visit visa of UK in 2014 that was refused under 320(7A) of the Immigration Rules. I would like to know if this refusal under 320 (7A) would have an adverse impact on my visa application to the USA for educational purpose? If yes, then for how long do I have to wait for its impact to be faded away?RegardsMateen Jamshed
I am in the final stages of a South African criminal record
HiI am in the final stages of a South African criminal record expungement for shoplifting 10 years ago and have been offered an L1B visa to work for mycompany in the States. My company oversees the DS-160 application so I could not declare the record as the job would be withdrawn they knew about it, however I now have my visa interview in a few days and am wondering if the consulate checks criminal records in South Africa and if they'll find out that I haven't declared it. I was also advised I'll need to pay a $500 fraud and detection fee on the day, do they use this to do background checks?Appreciate the response.