Immigration Issues/F1 visa and marriage


I got an I20 from an US school and planning to apply for F1. Now my parents have arranged my marriage with a boy who is on H1b working in US. We plan to get married shortly  before going to US. Will I have problem to get F1 visa if I marry him.

Dear Paro,

1. Your marriage is not going to affect your F-1 visa.

2. After marriage, you have 2 opitons, F-1 visa or H-4 visa (spouse of H-1b)

3. Assuming you met all other requirements for F-1 (school and financial support), you should be able to get the F-1 visa.

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