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Potential Problems for Beneficiary due to Rejected F-1 visas?

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Hi everyone,

I met my fiance in India in October 2011 and we started dating then. He was finishing university then and was thinking about going to the US to study.

In 2014, he applied for an F-1 visa twice for Fall 2014 and got rejected twice. He then applied for an F-1 visa twice for Spring 2015 and got rejected twice. The decision was based on finances.

In April 2015, I visited him and we got engaged :).

Currently, NVC has sent our K-1 petition to New Delhi and we're waiting for the letter to be sent to my beneficiary.

We're both really worried about him not being approved for the visa due to his prior rejections for the F-1 visa.

What do you all think? Has anyone been in this situation before (or heard of it) and can offer any insight??

Thank you all so much :)

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Probably not, sounds like they correctly surmised the true purposes and rejected accordingly and now you are going the correct route.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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A number of low tier schools in the US will issue i20 to any foreign student, when school financial motives outweigh academics. The US embassy sees thru that. Not saying that’s the case here, but 4 visa tries in a short span sounds a bit excessive.

In your case, K-1 sounds about the right way to bring him over. No guarantees though.. I’ve seen India K1 approval threads, as well as some K-1s being denied with the applicants then getting married to eventually pursue spousal visas.


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


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