How safe is it to get stamping from India (H4 to F1)?


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I am pursuing MS (Information Science, IT specialisation) from State university. I will complete second semester in April 2015. I am doing it on H4 visa (to avail in-state fee for 2 sems). In start of February 2015 I will apply for F1 visa for my third semester (summer 2015). In May 2015 I really need to visit India and I would come back end of May 2015 and resume classes for the 3rd semester (summer 2015). My questions are:

 

1. How much time does it take for F1 processing? If I apply in Feb will I get it by April end?

2.. Will I face any problem in stamping in India because I am shifting from H4 to F1 midway through the course?

3. I have given TOEFL but not GRE. I gained admission on the basis on my Master's course and work experience from India (the university site states the requirements and its a state university), will no GRE be a be a problem during stamping?

4. My husband's GC has been filed, will that be a conflict when I go for visa stamping? As F1 visa is a non-immigrant visa while GC filed for hudband show intent to immigrate. Please advice, if such a question comes up .

 

Thanks

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1. 3 to 4 months.

2. No one can predict that.

3. Might be ok but can't say that for sure.

4. Your husband's GC is of no concern if it is at early stage.

Thank you for the reply sir. You had guided me well during my admission process. thank you again for your input. Under these circumstances would you advice to avoid taking the trip, should I try getting COS to F1 instead? is that a better than stamping? Please advice.

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Thank you for the reply sir. You had guided me well during my admission process. thank you again for your input. Under these circumstances would you advice to avoid taking the trip, should I try getting COS to F1 instead? is that a better than stamping? Please advice.

You mentioned you really need to go to home country. So, if that is the case sit with an attorney from Murthy law firm and get their opinion.

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