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Posted on 23 Feb 2012
Q.

F1 after H1B, I-140 and outside-US stay: How to approach?

Hi,

A decade ago I moved to the US for a MS program; then stayed on in H1B. Employer started GC processing and I-140 was approved (now lying dormant). Then I quit my job and moved to home country (India). Have been in India 2 years. Now, I want to return to the US on F1 to pursue my MBA.

(a) I understand that my immigration intent will make my F1 visa app tricky. But how tricky? Do visas normally get rejected under such situations?

(b) What strategy/approach should I use to maximize my chances? Any tips?

(c) The fact that I gave up GC processing and moved to India - does it help?

(d) I'm going to Cornell for my MBA. Will the Ivy League brand name help?

Thanks very much in advance for your inputs.

User's Location: India
Category: F1 Visa (Student Visa)
Posted on 24 Feb 2012
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