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Masayang Maya

B1 to F1 is it possoble

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Just wish to inquire. I will be going to US ona B1 visa. Is there a way for me to apply for an F1 visa in the course of my 6 mos stay there? need enlightenment. tyvm

Your intent when coming to the U.S. must be to be a Business Visitor. While you can technically change status to F-1 while you are in the U.S. on B-1, even the act of inquiring into schools too early (before at least 60-70 days after entering) can result in a denial of the application. Schools record when foreign nationals inquire into studying at their institution and this is reported to immigration.

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