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I entered US with a F1 visa in Aug 2007, Applied for H1 in April 2009
and it got approved for 4 months, i.e from 0ct 09 till jan 10.So my
I-94 is till Jan 2010. My employer applied for H1 extension but got
a RFE on April 6, my status is still pending as of yet. I recently
applied to a school for Phd program and got an I20.
I applied for Change of status from H1 to F1. If my change of status gets approved, can i go out of country and enter US with new issued I20 and my F1 visa that was stamped in 2007 coz its validity is till 2012. I have never traveled out side USA and i still have valid F1 stamp in my passport. I'm from India. If i have to get my visa stamped can i do it in anyother country other than my home country
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Since your I-20 was issued with a different I-20 and your SEVIS number has changed you would have to apply for a new F1 visa stamp to be able to travel.

A US Embassy or Consulate has to accept your application for the visa but they will not make the determination of your intent to return and will deny it and ell you to go to your own country where they are better able to make a determination of you rintent.

 

Judith

 

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