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F1 Visa Interview Different Major

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Hello.

I have a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication, and an M.Tech in Wireless Communication (ECE).

After this I have some research and teaching experience at my university. Initially I had plans to submit the research as part of a PhD.

However, as my interests have changed and even my adviser is encouraging me to pursue something in my area of interest.

I am considering applying for a Masters in Computer Science or Software Engineering in the US.
Will my background pose challenges during my F1 visa interview?

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I was replying to the original post that apply for a master's in CS pose any challenges in the visa interview and not what you said Noah.

I agreed the he will have to prove that he will go back after his masters is done.

7 hours ago, Noah Lott said:

it will, because it always applies to student visa applicants.

 

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On 1/21/2020 at 9:58 PM, User099 said:

I was replying to the original post that apply for a master's in CS pose any challenges in the visa interview and not what you said Noah.

I agreed the he will have to prove that he will go back after his masters is done.

 

Thank you @User099 and @Noah Lott for replying.

I will be applying for both masters and PhD programs, and do intend to return after the coursework and maybe some research-work or practical training. I have my family - my parents, brother and sister in law - everyone in India. Moreover, I don't have any relative in the US. I am single and have no dependents.

But how can anyone prove that they will return?

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3 hours ago, comeback said:

how can anyone prove that they will return?

LOL. Good question. That is the tricky part.

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there is no exact method of proving one will return...it is up to the CO to make that determination based on a variety of factors...many factors...

pointing to family as the reason is pointless....people leave home all the time as an adult

pointing to a bank account is pointless, as it can be emptied anytime

pointing to some land is a waste of time

although rare, some point to ill or fragile relatives, claiming they 'have to' return in order to take care of them....of course, my next question was who is taking care of them during your absence? That question never has a believable answer

and lastly, my all time favorite, was the applicant waving some 'job offer' around.....really? What company is going to hold a job vacant for 2-4 years? None And what downside is there for the applicant who fails to take that job? (none)...

it comes down to what the CO believes and sometimes the seriousness of the student applicant,,,,

ESL visa applicants are the least likely to ever return, as this type of visa is nothing more than a thinly disguised K1 visa...the vast majority of such applicants who get the visa wind up getting married within nanoseconds of their arrival in the US...

Edited by Noah Lott

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