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Hi,I am currently under OPT(optional...
Hi,I am currently under OPT(optional practical training) a category for F1 students which is valid till 28-feb-2019. I am planning a trip to my home country Afghanistan. However, my entry visa on passport expired on 06-Jan-2017 which would mean I would need to undergo a visa interview in an US embassy outside of US to get it extended.
While coming back from Afghanistan, how likely would that be for an entry visa not been extended which would prevent me from entering the US even though I have OPT valid till 28-feb-2019 due to the current immigration dynamics in government.
If an event such as this happens, do I have any options to reverse the decision such as appeal because such a decision can severely damage my educational and career goals. Anything regarding this would be really appreciated.
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It is very difficult to speculate with such things. So that you are aware, not even the U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident spouse of a U.S. Citizen has a guarantee to enter the U.S. That being said, as long as you meet all the eligibility and security requirements, I don't see why they should deny you stamping. Most importantly, make sure that you are able to prove non-immigrant intent and that you have a home to go back to. If they think you will pursue a green card, even if a few years later, maybe after H-1B, they can easily deny you a new F-1 visa to come back.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Guillermo,Thanks for the response. If my visa is denied ,Can I appeal the decision by hiring a lawyer to revert the decision.

Unfortunately, there is no appeal process at the U.S. Embassy, but you can always apply again.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks and if entey visa is denied, Will that affect my OPT status while re-applying for entry visa again.

You just won't be able to get back. So you would not be able to get back into OPT since they won't let you back into the U.S. without a visa.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks Mr.Guillermo for your help

My pleasure!

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