Change of Status F1 to H1B Stamping 2021 | Mexico US Visa Stamping Services for F1, H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, L2, E3, E3D, J1, J2, O1, O3, C, D visa holders

Change of Status F1 to H1B Stamping 2021

Change of Status F1 to H1B stamping & all different visa category info in Mexico – Info by https://usvisastampinginmexico.com/

This page has info about change of status F1 to H1B stamping & all other change of status of different visa category stamping in mexico.

Until 2019 … Including us, many other websites that you can find in google search are under impression that change of status / change of visa category stamping is not possible in Mexico,

But based on recent updates from our clients in 2020 & 2021 who attended change of status – change of visa category stamping & got successful stamping – we want to provide information that understanding is wrong

This is common question everyone has : Is really Change of Status F1 to H1B stamping (or) Any change of status stamping(F1 to H1B, B1 to J1, J1 to H1B, J1 to O1, H1B to O1, F1 to O1, H1B to O1, H4 to F1, L1 to F1, L2 to F1) is possible in Mexico ?

Simple answer is “YES


Below is what official US consulates in Mexico website says about visa stamping for “Third country nationals – living in USA” – Please check 3rd point.

Based on that 3rd point, we have been guiding many members from last 3 years that change of status / change of visa category(F1 to H1B, L1 to H1B, L1 to F1 etc.,) stamping is not possible in Mexico, we used to direct all folks to try their change of status stamping in either canada or home country.

But recently in 2020 & 2021 – during pandemic, we found a lot of our clients(F1, H1B, F1 to H1B, J2 to H1B, F1 to O1A, H1B to O1, H4 to F1, L2 to F1) who travelled from USA to Mexico for change of status / Change of visa category stamping & got stamped without any issues through emergency appointments.

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During 2018, one of our client attended for F1 to H1B stamping in matamoros, mexico and got approved without any issues, At that time – we are still under impression that change of visa category stamping is not allowed in mexico. In his case he followed what his attorney from Murthy Law firm said to him that he is good to attend in mexico. He attended visa interview & got his visa approved without any issues, we thought he just got lucky.

But after gathering from recent updates from few other folks who did F1 to H1B stamping & other visa category stampings, we came to conclusion that change of status stamping is possible in mexico.

Change of Status F1 to H1B stamping seems possible based on this visa interview as well you can see many below updates about other change of visa category folks for stamped in mexico locations.

Recent successful stamping from F1 to H1B visa stamping in Monterrey, Mexico ; Feb 9th & 17th 2021

Recently in Feb 2021 -> 2 members attended in Monterrey Mexico for 1st time H1B stamping (F1 to H1B) stamping.

Recently … we have few more members who have paid visa fee for 1st time F1 to H1B stamping & planning to attend once non-emergency interviews starts soon in Mexico.

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Client 1 : F1 to H1B stamping details : Feb 10th 2021

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Once you finish your visa interview, please let us know your visa interview questions

Your name: Anil G

Appointments locations: Monterrey

Appointments dates: Feb 9th ASC, Feb 10th Interview

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,) H1B

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,) F1

Questions asked during interview:
Who is your employer and do you work at client location?
What do you do as a software developer?
Previous employer details?

Documents asked during visa interview: i797, employment letter.

Graduated masters in year ? 2015, phd in progress

When did you get your 1st H1B approved from uscis (year) ? This is my first h1b

Is this your 1st time H1B stamping in your passport after F1 ? Yes

Any extensions of H1B through USCIS ? Nope

Client 2 : F1 to H1B stamping details : Feb 17th 2021

Your name: Harsha C : Feb 17th 2021 : F1 to H1B Stamping

Appointments locations: Monterrey, Mexico

Appointments dates: Feb 17th 2021 : 8 AM ASC and 8:30 AM visa interview

Current visa stamped in passport category ? H1B

Previous visa in passport ?F1

Questions asked during interview:

  1. What you do in your job?
  2. Did you came for visa renewals? And is it your first time stamping ?
  3. Why did your employer sent you to Mexico consulate for Visa stamping?
  4. Who is your employer?
  5. What is your university name and location?
  6. What course you did ?

Documents asked during visa interview:

Passport, I 797 all including prior extensions

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Who got stamped in Mexico recently in 2020 & 2021 ?

In year 2020, Due to the pandemic & many consulates got closed all over the world, we think that really opened the door for possibility / members to try for change of status / change of visa category stamping in mexico using emergency appointments.

Many of our clients who needs to change from F1 to H1B, F1 to O1, J1 to H1B, H1B to O1, H4 to H1B, H1B to H4, L1 to F1, L2 to F1, H4 to F1, F2 to F1, Few clients got stamped from F1 to H1B as well attended in Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico City, Nogales, Nuevo laredo & Tijuana locations so far in 2020 & 2021

That really bust the myth(proves wrong) that Mexico don’t allow change of visa category stamping.

Change of Status F1 to H1B stamping in Mexico – US Visa Renewal Stamping Visa Interview Appointment Dates Booking and Visa Interview Experiences in Mexico City Mexico

What services do you provide ? Which locations do you provide your visa services in mexico ?

Once you contact us, we will share common whatsapp group links for you to join, so you can discuss any topics with other members, get your questions answered by our team in main groups.

Once you are ready to proceed with visa stamping in mexico, contact us in WhatsApp by clicking this link : https://wa.me/19013084647

we will create individual group for you and provide all necessary info & guidance for you.

We provide US visa application MRV fee payment help in all locations in mexico, DS160 filling guidance, answer all your questions in your individual group, accommodation & transportation services in all locations in mexico.


Which locations do you recommend for change of visa status / change of visa category stamping ?

We would say try to attend at same locations where others attended and got successful stamping – Monterrey, Mexico City, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana & Ciudad Juarez locations so far is in the list where our clients got successful stamping.

Did visa officers ask any questions during visa interviews about why mexico & why change of visa status stamping in Mexico ?

We usually gather visa interviews questions, profile of our clients, their previous visa category, current visa category they are getting stamped as that info helps others – Few were asked about why mexico – Answers can be as simple as due to lack of visa appointments in home country, due to critical project timelines – unable to travel to home country, availability of much better visa dates in mexico. so far … none of those questions resulted in any denials so far in mexico in 2019 & 2020.


Most common FAQ’s

Did you see any Denials of visas in Mexico ? What to do incase of any Denials ?

Visa denials are very very rare in mexico…
We have seen around 3 or 4 out of 6000+ of our clients so far in Mexico among all different visa holders so far from last 3 years, they don’t simply reject your visa for no reason.

As far as your profile and your employer profile(not being blacklisted etc.,) is good, you can attend without any issues

If you are specifically worried about denial, message us separately your situation, so we can review your details and guide you what’s best thing to do : contact us in WhatsApp by clicking this link : https://wa.me/19013084647

We had clients who got approved even who had DUI(Driving under influence), its just you need to stay around 7 to 10 days in Mexico, until you complete lab tests (In India, this process takes few weeks to few months time as far as I heard)

So far none of change of visa category stamping folks got denied.

Incase of worst case scenario – if visa gets denied, which is very very rare incident, you need to plan to fly to India from Mexico to attend visa interview again. we will guide you & help you with that.

Even if you attend in canada or home country, you have same risk, you can take calculated risk based on recent updates / recent trend of stamping in mexico.


How about 221’gs (Administrative processing) ? / How much time it takes to clear 221g in Mexico ?

About 221g (Administrative processing) in Mexico : It usually takes 1 to 7 days to clear 221g in most cases as per 2019 and 2020. 221g clearance timelines are a lot better in Mexico than India(India takes even months).

Incase if you need to stay for few more days due to 221g, our team can help you with accommodation & transportation.

Its based on different 221g’s too…Sevis check, Pims check, etc.,

Recently 1 to 2 of our clients who attended for emergency appointment got 221g to check whether they fall under presidential proclamation or not (takes average of 1 to 5 business days)

In few locations in Mexico, in 2019, few members were able to come back through border poe locations using I-797A while 221g is pending and went back to get passport stamped once 221g got resolved

Don’t know if that’s still possible as we have not encountered anyone trying that on 2020 due to lack of non-emergency appointments since March 2020.



Sharing some feedback about our services in Mexico from our clients at Mexico City

Praneeth : Landed and POE done in a minute. Expect couple of personal slightly bitter experiences rest all was good with the stamping process in MXC. Your services are just as best as it can get. @Fercho was always right on the dot available when needed. Thanks to him and the whole team. Keep up the good work. I could not imagine the trip would be smoother without this team’s assistance. Thanks again. Cheers.

Kisman : Landed safety and done with POE. Thank you entire team for your service. It would not have been possible without your generous help. Thanks @Fercho for being available through out whenever we needed you @Ivan @Venkat for managing everything during my stay. Will definitely be recommending to others.

Sharing some feedback about our services in Mexico from our clients at Monterrey

Feedback from a client : Zakia (lady) who came with 2 kids.

Hello Team
I highly appreciate your service and we came back safely.Most importantly Alberto is an awesome man and he has done excellent job.
I want to thank the members who are in this team and specially Alberto.
Thank you venkat and Ivan as we have communicated with you since beginning .

Another client ( Attended for F2 to F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico)

Thank you so much Team
We are so thankful for your services
Specially Alberto is awesome guy

we came back to USA, Thanks again – Farid

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I want to know more info about change of status – change of visa category stamping in Mexico

We usually gather info in specific format from our clients, that way, we can collect all necessary info, sharing that below, includes screenshots, copy and paste of their visa interview questions and profile info.

Client 3 : Finished successful stamping from F1 to O1 visa – Mexico City

Appointments locations:Mexico City

Appointments dates:21Jan2021

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,) O1

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,) F1

Questions asked during interview: (Change of Status F1 to O1 stamping)

  1. Where you want to go (location for job site)?
  2. What’s your designation?
  3. What’s your role and responsibilities?
  4. Do you work in university or research firm?

Documents asked during visa interview:
They did not ask any documents apart from DS160 and I-797.

If attended for F1 visa, what’s your university name ? (If applicable)

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from J2 to O1 visa (Jan 20th 2021) & feedback too – Mexico City

Thanks! This was the first O1 appointment – I was interviewed for probably 10 minutes or so. General questions initially such as prior visa and prior job etc. Followed by specific questions like-
Q. Why are you moving to O1?
Q. What will you do in the USA?
Q. What research are you involved in?
Q. Can you explain more about your field (Nuclear Medicine, in my case)?

Questions were intermittently asked while the official was typing in information on her computer.

Feedback about our visa services – accommodation & transportation in Mexico City : Landed safety and done with POE. Thank you entire team for your service. It would not have been possible without your generous help. Thanks @Fercho for being available through out whenever we needed you @Ivan for managing everything during my stay. Will definitely be recommending to others.

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from L2 to F1 & L2 to F2 for kids (Jan 13th 2021) & feedback too – Monterrey

Appointments locations:Monterrey

Appointments dates:13th

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1)

Previous visa in passport ?(L2,)

Questions asked during interview: No difficult question, how ever they asked about finatial support as I did not have TA/RA, they checked the bank statement.

Also asked about return plan to Bangladesh. Asked about, why I am getting F2 for kids, while they already have L2.

Above are the main question asked, which was easy to answer. They were friendly. However at the land boarder at Laredo, they asked for all doccuments, previous passports, travel history, finantial support, previous job history etc. And it took around 1.5hours to cross the immigration point.

Documents asked during visa interview: Just I20. Sevis and Finantial support papers.

Info : Our client don’t have any visa to fly to Monterrey, so flew to laredo, texas border, took our transportation team help from Nuevo laredo border to Monterrey & local monterrey transportation.

Feedback from client & Family : Hello Team
I highly appreciate your service and we came back safely.Most importantly Alberto is an awesome man and he has done excellent job.
I want to thank the members who are in this team and specially Alberto.
Thank you venkat and Ivan as we have communicated with you since beginning .

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from F2 to F1 visa (Jan 14th 2021)Mexico City

Appointments locations: Mexico City

Appointments dates: 14th Jan, 2021

Current visa stamped in passport category ? F1

Previous visa in passport ? F2

Questions asked during interview: A)Major
B) Background
C) Reason for emergency appointment request
D)Tuition and fee

Documents asked during visa interview: I-20, Passport and Ds-160

If attended for F1 visa, what’s your university name ? (If applicable) Texas A&M University

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from H4 to F1 visa (Jan 16th 2021)Monterrey

  1. Mexico City, emergency appointment
  2. 14 th Jan 2021
  3. Current visa : F1
  4. Previous visa: H4

6.questions asked:

  1. Which university are you attending
  2. Why this university
  3. Who is going to sponsor you
  4. What is your spouse doing? Is he working in USA?
  5. How this course related to your background, what have you done in your past
  6. When are you returning back to USA
  7. Documents asked
  8. Ds-160
  9. Sevis payment receipt
  10. I-20
  11. My University’s name is Delaware State University

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from H4 to H1B visa (Jan 14th 2021)Mexico City

Appointments locations: Mexico City

Appointments dates: Jan 14th

Current visa stamped in passport category ? H1B

Previous visa in passport ? H4

Questions asked during interview:

  1. Reason for travel to mexico
  2. Previous job
  3. Husband job
  4. Kids Citizenship

Documents asked during visa interview:
DS160
Expired and latest Job’s Employment Authorization Card

If attended for F1 visa, what’s your university name ? (If applicable) Nil

I appreciate the entire team who helped in my Visa stamping through Emergency appointment smooth as it can be. I couldn’t have gotten my stamping done without your team’s help. All the suggestions provided were accurate and reliable. Transportation Services are honest and dependable, and I would recommend to anyone who have second thoughts on reliability.

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from J1 to O1 visa (Dec 28th 2020)Mexico City

Your full name: Shekhar

Appointments locations: Mexico city

Appointments dates: Dec 28th for both asc and consular interview

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,) : O1 visa

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,) : J1 visa

Questions asked during interview:
They only asked me where I work

(only question probably because I said that I’m a physician at NIH. They automatically understood and expedited the process)

Documents asked during visa interview:
Passport and i797

If attended for F1 visa, what’s your university name ? (If applicable)
NA

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from B2 to J1 visa (Dec 23rd 2020)Mexico City

Once you finish your visa interview, please let us know your visa interview questions

Your full name: Aishwarya reddy

Appointments locations:Mexico City

Appointments dates: 23rd December 2020

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,)
J1
Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,)

B1
Questions asked during interview:
Way too many question: mainly what type of research? Whose funding ? About my parents and how long I’ll be there? My future plans

Documents asked during visa interview:
Only ds 2019 and sponsor letter
Sevis fee

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from F2 to F1 visa (Dec 16th & 17th 2020)Monterrey

Appointments Locations : Monterrey

Appointments Dates : Dec 16 & 17

Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,) : F1

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,) : F2

Questions asked during interview : General questions like why ms, why second ms, which university etc.

Documents asked during visa interview : I20 passport offer letter

If attended for F1 visa, what’s your university name ? (If applicable) : Purdue University

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from H1 to H1B visa (Dec 19th 2020)Monterrey

Name:Pooja Gupta

Location: Monterrey

H4-H1B

Questions asked during interview:

  1. Is it your first H1b
  2. Are you PhD? (Told her double masters, she asked me which branches)
  3. She asked me have you earlier had any issue entering any country. (I said No)
  4. She said what happened in 2017. (I said nothing!)
  5. She said what happened to Canada visa?( little background, so in 2017 me and my husband applied Canada tourist visa (just to visit Niagara Falls and stuff like that, and forgot to attach i797A. (Stupid mistake! I know!)- I explained her everything.
  6. She asked me do you do cancer research ( I said- yes)
  7. She asked which cancer (told her blood cancer)
  8. She asked same employer?
  9. Were you on L visa earlier (told her no)
  10. She told me I am conditionally approving your visa due to presidential proclamation. (I said but I was in USA that time, she said it doesn’t matter, she said even if you enter with your h4 visa still we have to go thru this extra step under the proclamation. She told me it’s for all H and L visa category.
  11. She asked me when I want to fly? (I said 18th) she told me for this it usually takes around 2 Bussiness days for them and for me best they can do is to let me come to collect passport on 18th after 2:00-2:30 pm
    They kept mine passport, ds160 and I797A and gave me orange slip for passport piuckup.

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Another client : Finished successful stamping from F2 to F1 visa (Dec 19th 2020)Monterrey

Name:Aakansha

Location: Monterrey

F2-F1

Questions asked during interview:

1- Is this the first time you’re applying for F1
2-Why are you doing second masters
3-who is sponsoring you
4-where did your husband study
5-did he change his university
6-Did you’re husband have any SEVIS issues
7-Where and what is he working on
8-what are you’re future plan

That’s all no other documents asked other than passport, F1, sevis, DS160

University: The University of Texas at Austin

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December 16th visa interview questions and updates for J1 to H1B, F2 to F1, F1 visa renewal from monterrey, Nogales, Mexico City

Info gathered by http://www.usvisastampinginmexico.com


Client 1:
Doctor – 1st time J1to H1B stamping in Mexico
Location : Nogales
Asc : Dec 15,
Visa interview: Dec 16
Category : J1 to 1st time H1B stamping

Previous Visa category : J1
Current visa category : H1B

Questions asked : Name, birthdate, where I worked, what was my job, if I ever overstayed my visa.

Documents asked : passport, approved I797A, confirmation email of appt, letter from the employer regarding national interest worker


Client 2 : Monterrey
F2-F1 (moving from F2 to F1)
Question asked for me:

Why did you choose this university?

What will you do after completion of your studies?

Who is sponsoring you? For this I told it’s my husband

So they asked where is your husband working, what type of job does he do?

What is his status? Do your husband plan to stay here ?

Is he on OPT?

That’s all no other documents asked other than passport, F1, sevis, DS160

University: Southern Arkansas university


Client 3 : Monterrey
F1-F1 (F1 visa renewal)

Questions:

Documents:
passport, sevis fee confirmation and biometric confirmation letter. No other document was asked.

University: University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.


Client 4 : Mexico city location
F1-F1 (F1 visa renewal)

Questions:
what are you studying ?
Asked little description about the course
which collage ?
How is paying your fee?

Documents:
DS 160
sevis fee
I 20

University: Murray state university and masters in accounting

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