How to transfer from USA VISA from F-2 to F-1 Status
Recently, I even have seen many inquiries on the way to transfer from F-2 VISA to F-1 Status, what are the choices, risks related to each option, the pros, and cons for every option. Recently, I went through the method. Thereby, sharing my experiences for those within the same boat:
Available Options: Mainly two options –
i) Changing status being inside the USA
Pros: The relatively safer option
Cons: Uncertain time interval, could vary between 2-6 months supported the USCIS case processing center because it only changes status, got to ultimately face the USA VISA interview whenever it goes out of the USA for stamping.
ii) Applying for F-1 VISA in Bangladesh (Home Country)
Pros: Quick VISA processing, usually 2/3 days if approved
Cons: Risk involved, but less than like another F-1 VISA applicants
Why I select to travel for VISA facing option:
To catch the intended semester, otherwise, I had to differ for one/two-semester
The risk seems minimal (worth) to me
Like other F-1 applicants, except a few questions on previous F-2 status
My Interview Experience:
Typical questions; what I’m doing now, Previous USA living experiences, Present VISA status of Spouse, funding source, etc.