Hey, I'm moving to Portland this fall to continue my college-studies! I was hoping to be able to spend the summer to cruise around in the US, but my F1-visa states that I'm not allowed to enter the country more than 30 days prior to school-start.
However, my contact at the university sent me this: "You will not be able to enter the US on student visa more than 30 days prior to the start date on your I20. Unfortunately, there is no exception to this rule. However, there is a way that you could enter come here for the summer but it's not something we recommend.
You could enter the US as a tourist for the summer. As a Swedish citizen, you do not require tourist visa. You can enter under the Visa Waiver Program. You can be in the US for up to 90 days under this program.
Prior to the start of fall term (classes start end of September), you must exit the US and enter on student visa. Again, this option is available, but it's not something we would recommend as it may create some problems when entering on student visa."
So, is it possible for me to just go up to Canada/down to Mexico and get a stamp in my passport and then simply re-enter on my student visa?
What do I say when I enter the US the first time? That I don't wish to use my student visa but my tourist visa?
My understanding so far is that it seems like there's a legit way of going around this. By filling out the forms: i-539, i-94,i-20, and then re-issue these to the consulate?
Is this the way to do it, or is the risk so small that it's worth to just take a trip elsewhere for a stamp in my passport?
My husband is in the process of applying for AOS after coming to the US on a Fiance Visa. We just sent in our packet, but now have a "fingerprint fee deficiency" on the USCIS website. We didn't send the biometrics fee, but that's because that fee is waived when you came over on the fiance visa and had your biometrics exam within a year of sending in the application (his was just 3 months ago). Why are we receiving this notice and how much is it going to slow us down??? HELP!
"On May 18, 2013, a fingerprint fee deficiency notice for this case I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS was mailed to you advising you that we have not received the finger print fee, the correct amount, or a signed check or money order. The notice provided you with instructions to follow to submit the necessary payment. Please submit the required payment as soon as possible or we will not be able to resume processing of this case."
In a couple of forms like the i-130 there is a question stating; "If your relative's native alphabet is other than Roman letters, write his or her name and foreign address in the native alphabet".
Well this states a problem for a Swede, we have the Roman letters PLUS 3 additional ones (Å, Ä , Ö) , My NAME does NOT contain these additional letters, BUT my address in Sweden does!
So what should I do?
Just fill out the Address and leave the Name as (N/A)? Or should I fill out both just because I have Ö in my address? This looks weird as well since the name will be exactly the same on both the form and then this question.
Anyone know what they did? I understand it is easy if you have extra letters on BOTH name and address but now I only have extra letters on my address and that got me confused.
So i'm going home on vacation over the summer and waiting for AP to be approved. Since I filed in NYC, my interview date will probably take a loooong time to schedule according to people on the board.
But as my hubby is coming over in July and staying a month, no one will be home to check the mail. So:
1. Do you get an email notification when your interview date has been sent out?
2. From recevieing the letter, how long is it usually til the interview? How many weeks in advance are you notified about your interview?
3. If interview date is in the middle of the summer when we're not here, can you reschedule and how do you do that SAFELY without risking a frack up from USCIS? Also is traveling a valid excuse to reschedule?