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Not an expert but my guess is that the F1 would be denied. F1 is non immigrant. Makes no sense since you have a pending immigrant visa. Just wait until you have that. That way, you won't pay outrageous international student tuition fees.

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1 hour ago, mushroomspore said:

That way, you won't pay outrageous international student tuition fees.

. . . generally after the first year of residency.

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5 minutes ago, mushroomspore said:

As in, schools only let you pay domestic fees if you've been an LPR for 1 year or longer??

To qualify for in-state tuition, a person has to meet the school's residency requirements.  Generally, living in-state for one year.  Sometimes, the residency of a spouse may satisfy the residency requirement.

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2 hours ago, Chantiago said:

Hello everyone!


I was wondering if I could apply for a F-1 Visa while my I-130 is pending?

How would the process be like? Would I have to go through AOS?

Please help!

Since you have a i130 pending it’s hard for you to get approved for a non immigrant visa because you already have immigrant intent. You could adjust status if you’re petitioned in the US after entering with a F1

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