H4 to F1

H4 to F1 1 Mexico US Visa Stamping Visa Info H1B Appointment

This page is dedicated for H4 visa holders looking for their 1st time F1 visa stamping (Change of status) in Mexico.

Many websites/ folks in USA are under impression that Change of status stamping is not possible in mexico.

We had many clients who are on H4 visa (Also applies for Aging out kids) & got stamped for their 1st time F1 visa stamping in mexico, we are going to add their visa interview questions & details below for your reference.

FAQS

I came to USA on H4 visa & been on H4 visa & continuing my education, Got i-20 from my university, want to get 1st time F1 visa stamped in Mexico, is it possible ?

Yes, possible to get F1 visa stamping in mexico. Any information you look in any other websites does not exact say what’s the accurate information (as they don’t have 1st hand information like we do)

I came to USA on H4 visa & been on H4 visa & Applied for C.O.S (change of status) with USCIS & it’s taking more time, can i still come to mexico (or) do i need to wait for C.O.S to be approved from USCIS before visa stamping in mexico ?

Yes, while H4 to F1 : C.O.S application is still in-progress, you can still come to mexico and do your H4 to F1 stamping,

You don’t need to wait for C.O.S to be approved. Many did the same & got back to status immediately after attending visa interview as UCSIS is taking more time for this.

I am doing my masters from Day 1 CPT university, Am i eligible to get my F1 stamping (or) F1 visa renewal done in Mexico ?

Yes, many got their 1st time F1 stamping in mexico as well as F1 visa renewal in mexico locations. (F1 visa renewal specifically has separate page in our website)

Which locations are recommended locations for F1 stamping ?

Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo & Tijuana are recommended order of locations for (C.O.S) F1 visa stamping through Emergency appointments.

For non-emergencies, you can follow above order & followed by other locations.

Do i need any visa to come to mexico ?

Monterrey(interior consulate) – Need one of below listed visa’s to fly to monterrey.

  • Visitors visa of Canadian/Japan/Schengen or any valid US visa stamped in passport (or) Australian passport holders.
  • Border consulate locations don’t need any visa to enter by land.

Nuevo Laredo(Fly to laredo texas, take uber to border, get down & cross international bridge by land to Nuevo Laredo.

Tijuana (Fly to San Diego California, take uber to border, get down & cross international bridge by land to Nuevo Laredo.

Any Denials for F1 visa in Mexico locations ?

  • Monterrey has been so far very good for F1 visa stamping. Only 2 or 3 denials out of 4000+ students so far. That is also …. If you had multiple denials of F1 visa at home country or any other visa’s, then Mexico is not recommended for you if you don’t have any visa stamping in passport is expired(But if you have any visa stamping still valid in your passport like H4 or F2, then you can try for your F1 stamping in mexico (even if you had multiple denials in home country)
  • Good case scenario – Like 99.9% of our clients, you will get successful F1 visa stamped in mexico.
  • Worst case scenario – you can fly to home country to attend visa interview again.(but not usually needed until for for almost 4000+ F1 visa holders from last 4 years.

Any 221g’s (Admin processing) in Mexico locations for F1 visa ?

F1 visa has very very less chances for denials as well as admin processing in mexico.

Can we take a look at previous candidates visa interview questions who attended in Mexico ?

Sure, we will be adding previous clients visa interview questions in this page as next step.

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Feb 14th & 15th 2022

H4 to F1 (Emergency) : Usha

Hi team. I would like to thank you guys for the amazing work you do. It has been a wonderful experience with you guys, especially Carlos. He was extremely helpful, patient and super punctual. Because of your team, the whole process of getting a visa looked very effortless and peaceful. Thanks to Carlos, Venkat and team for this. My F1 visa is approved. H4 to F1 mid semester.
Questions asked are:
Which university?
Which degree?
Explain more about the degree?
Who is the sponsor?
What are the courses?
Explain about one of the courses?

H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Feb 13th & 14th 2022

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 28th & 29th 2021

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

Your name:sindhu

Appointments locations:Monterey

Appointments dates: Dec 28 29

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

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,)h4

Questions asked during interview:
Why r u going?
Where u on h4 visa earlier?
Ur husband is on h1b?
Which course ?
Which college ?
Sponsor ?

And said
“”
Collect ur passport in the afternoon “”

Documents asked during visa interview: Ds160, sevis , i20 ,passport

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

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 28th & 29th 2021

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

Your name:sindhu

Appointments locations:Monterey

Appointments dates: Dec 28 29

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

Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,)h4

Questions asked during interview:

Why r u going?

Where u on h4 visa earlier?

Your husband is on h1b?

Which course ?

Which college ?

Sponsor ?

And said 

“”

Collect ur passport  in the afternoon “”

Documents asked during visa interview: Ds160, sevis , i20 ,passport 

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

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 21st and 22nd 2021

Your name: Poojashree
Appointments location: Monterrey
Appointments dates: 21 , 22 December
Current visa stamped in passport category ?(F1, H1B, H4 etc,) F1
Previous visa in passport ?(F1, F2, H1B, H4 etc,) H4

Questions asked during interview:
She got her passport back as well. They printed the visa and gave it back.

  1. Why are you here today?
  2. Which university?
  3. Why this university?
  4. Who will pay your college fee?
  5. When are you traveling back to US

Documents asked during visa interview:
Ds160
I20
Passport

H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 2021

Hello all, my visa got approved. H4 to F1. They did not ask much. Below are the questions

1 . Which course are you taking?

2. Where is your husband working and where do u live?

3. Who is sponsoring for your education? Proof for that. 

4. What will you do after you complete your education?

5. When are you leaving to US.

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 21st & 22nd 2021

Your name: Poojashree 

Appointments location: Monterrey

Appointments dates: 21 , 22 December 

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

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

Questions asked during interview:

She got her passport back as well. They printed the visa and gave it back.

1. Why are you here today?

2. Which university? 

3. Why this university? 

4. Who will pay your college fee?

5. When are you traveling back to US

Documents asked during visa interview:

Ds160

I20

Passport

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 20th & 21st 2021

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

Your name: Manisha 

Appointments location: Monterrey

Appointments dates: 20 , 21 December 

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

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

Questions asked during interview:

Is this the first time you are applying for F1 

Which College ,Where is your college 

Which course 

Where do your Spouse live 

Spouse Job 

What are your plans after graduation

Documents asked during visa interview:

Ds160

Sevis

I20

Passport 

Thanks team for making this happen !!

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 14th & 15th 2021

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

Your name: Spandana

Appointments locations: Monterrey

Appointments dates:14,15

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

F1

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

H4

Questions asked during interview:

1.Where are you from?

2.Who is your sponsor?

3.Which University ?

4.Which course?

Documents asked during visa interview:

Passport, DS160, I120, Sevis 

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

Trine University

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H4 to F1 : Change of status – Change of visa category – 1st time F1 stamping in Monterrey Mexico : Dec 14th & 15th 2021

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

Your name: Divya

Appointments locations:

Appointments dates: 14th, 15th

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

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

Questions asked during interview:

What do you learn from the course?

Who is your sponsor? father

What does he do?Business

How many are working under him?

And she was typing something and said Visa approved 🙂

Documents asked during visa interview:

Ds160

Sevis

I20

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

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