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Immigration Issues/L1 to F1 Visa Conversion Probability.


Hello All,

I am currently holding L1 Visa which is valid for 2.5 years more.
I have been working in US for 6 months in US.

Now I wish to apply for my higher studies.

I will be returning to India in another 3 months & will be applying for F1 visa for my higher studies in US.

How easy or difficult will it be getting the F1 Visa if I have already traveled on L1?
Will my credit history, US Driving License & past duration of stay affect my F1 visa by considering me as potential immigrant ?

Please help me on this by your valuable response.


You may not have difficulty in getting the F1; however, as you know F1 is not a dual intent visa - at interview you might have to satisfy the officer.  

Again, if you are eligible and you meet the requirements - you may not have difficulty in getting the F1 Visa.  

Best wishes,  

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