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Does anyone has an idea about H1B to F1 visa conversion? Can an H1B holder apply for F1 visa? I am working on H1B and I have to leave my employer for MBA, so I would need F1.

I heard that H1B holder are not eligible for F1.

Can anyone please help with this?
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were you able to get your F1 visa?
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were you able to get your F1 visa?


Well I am not sure whether mbanerd16 is still active here
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deddex wrote:
lysardesai wrote:
were you able to get your F1 visa?


Well I am not sure whether mbanerd16 is still active here


Thanks for letting me know. Just fishing around for answers as I am in the same situation.
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I see no reason to be concerned. It is a straightforward process though as always, requires diligence. The only part to be aware is that usually Visas are only issued in Embassies outside of the US, so you may not get your actual F1 Stamped in your passport until you leave the country. However, you do not need an F1 visa Stamp to stay in the US, only to enter the US.

Many people have done iti without issues including mbanerd16 who has attended Owen and posted his School Debrief here: https://gmatclub.com/reviews/comments/o ... -345354037
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bb wrote:
I see no reason to be concerned. It is a straightforward process though as always, requires diligence. The only part to be aware is that usually Visas are only issued in Embassies outside of the US, so you may not get your actual F1 Stamped in your passport until you leave the country. However, you do not need an F1 visa Stamp to stay in the US, only to enter the US.

Many people have done iti without issues including mbanerd16 who has attended Owen and posted his School Debrief here: https://gmatclub.com/reviews/comments/o ... -345354037


Thank you bb, it helps to know that people were successful in going from H1B to F1 status.
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