Immigration Issues/H4 to F1


Hi, I am currently on H4 and planning to join MS studies in August on F1 visa. I will soon apply for COS from H4 to F1. I am planning to go to Canada for F1 visa stamping. The reason I would like to get the stamping done is : Due to personal reasons, I will have to plan a short trip to India in Nov 2012. I dont want to take a chance to get stuck when I go for stamping in India. Can you please let me know if my plan has any risks?

Dear Pooja:
You may inquire with your information to the concerned port/consulate regarding stamping.  Port's may differ in application of regulations/rules.  

You may also check my previous answers on similar issue.  

Best wishes,

Note: Our main are of practice is U.S. Immigration Law with focus on Removal, Deportation, Asylum, Employment Visas, Non-immigrant Visas (H1B/L1/J1), Immigration Bond matters, Criminal Immigration and other complex Immigration matters and related Federal Court litigation.  This communication, though, does not constitute “legal advice”, nor does it form an attorney-client relationship.  

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