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Can I apply for visit visa while my F-1 visa is undergoing Administrative Processing?

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Hi,

My F-1 visa has been undergoing through administrative processing for the last 7 months. Now, I have an academic conference related to my PhD research is coming up in the USA. I have two questions in this regard.

 

1. Can I apply for visitor visa to attend that academic conference while my F-1 visa is already under administrative processing?

2. Should I apply for visitor visa to attend that conference while my F-1 visa is already under administrative processing?

 

Purpose of my second question is that if my application for visitor visa raises flag about my F-1 visa case, then I will not apply for visitor visa. I am already a PhD Candidate at Ohio Sate University, but currently stuck in Pakistan due to visa issue. I don't want to jeopardize my PhD for a conference no matter how important that conference may be.

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You can try to apply for b2 but in my opinion there is very tiny chance, considering you have other non immigrant visa on AP. 

 

Chances are even it approved your B2 would go into AP also. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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