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Has anyone here gone to the US to be with a S.O on a student visa, then stayed?

I'm thinking of applying to school so me and my boyfriend have a chance to live together....do you think there might be trouble if I do this? Would it be obvious that I am applying for reasons besides going to school, then be denied?

If any fellow Canadians have had this situation, please share your story here, it would be greatly appreciated! :)


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Has anyone here gone to the US to be with a S.O on a student visa, then stayed?

I'm thinking of applying to school so me and my boyfriend have a chance to live together....do you think there might be trouble if I do this? Would it be obvious that I am applying for reasons besides going to school, then be denied?

If any fellow Canadians have had this situation, please share your story here, it would be greatly appreciated! :)

So do you actually want to go to school in the US, and will you complete the school? Or is a student visa more of an reason to live in the US legally?

I have a friend that went to College in the US, and dated someone for a few years that she met at school. Once she graduated, they wanted to stay together so they got married and adjusted status, her student visa was expired. She had to prove that her relationship was legit and they interviewed them in separate rooms.

I'm not sure if what you're thinking of doing is legit, as it sounds more that you just want to go to school to live with your boyfriend. Hopefully someone else here may know for sure :)


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Yes I understand they are prescription drugs here in the US, that is why I am not saying she should get them here without a prescription....God, i'm saying she should other them online from a country, in this care CANADA, where it is not a prescription drug. I don't understand why you are so against it, it is not illegal and is a option available to her. I mean, if you don't like it don't do it, it was just a suggestion, but please don't say she should it do it because it is illegal because that is WRONG info.

I contemplated doing that, but realized that the international tuition was outrageous at most schools and wasn't worth it... not that my fiance wasn't worth it, but I just wasn't willing to spend $50,000+ for 1 year of school. I didn't look that far into it as we decided just to do long distance and then the K1 visa.


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Its my understanding that you "can't" apply for a visa for work, school, travel etc. purposes when you have duel intent. If you want to get a student visa to go to school in the US, and that means living with your boyfriend and getting to know him better at the same time, then I don't see a problem with that. If you want a student visa as a way of getting to the US and then intend on marrying an American and adjusting, that would be misrepresentation and fraud. I believe its very similar to coming to the US on a tourist visa then doing AOS. If you honestly had no intention of coming and staying but decided to get married and stay on a whim, then as long as you can prove you didn't have intent to stay when you came across to study, its perfectly ok.

If you decide to take this route I would be very careful in saying you have the intention of marrying an American. Instead you are dating an American and your decision to move to the US partially involves spending time with him. Marriage is a thought in the distant future. Of course, only say this if its true! Never good to lie.

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Thank you all for your thoughts...

I'd did nursing school for two years here, but left because of complications with OSAP and money...now that I'm on my feet and can afford to go to school (soon, anyway) I'd like to get my RN degree in two years instead of the 4 years here...that is what is appealing to me....

but yes, it does in part have to do with being with him, and living with him before we get engaged

Thanks again!


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Thank you all for your thoughts...

I'd did nursing school for two years here, but left because of complications with OSAP and money...now that I'm on my feet and can afford to go to school (soon, anyway) I'd like to get my RN degree in two years instead of the 4 years here...that is what is appealing to me....

but yes, it does in part have to do with being with him, and living with him before we get engaged

Thanks again!

Just finished my ADN (Associates) in Nursing (RN) If you already have a BSN in some other area (not nursing obviously,lol), there are some accelerated programs that one can finish in a yr, pretty intense course load. Hopefully some of ur classes can transfer over. The out of state rate is almost triple what the instate tuition is at my school. Best of luck


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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