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Old Mar 18th 2007, 10:53 am
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Hi,

I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina. I went
there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a year in
2005 but then I returned to school for another year before coming home
for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After being
denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a new F-1
visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied for a
Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with more
evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again this time
in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be refused a
visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she didnt
know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to different
Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me but I
have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US so I
don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my passport back
but took my I-20 form.

This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me. What
should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file this for
study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings? Please
give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn the
reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
gratefully received.

Thanks,

John

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Old Mar 19th 2007, 3:16 pm
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Default Re: Help with F-1 problem

Originally Posted by Hammersfan0 View Post
Hi,

I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina. I went
there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a year in
2005 but then I returned to school for another year before coming home
for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After being
denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a new F-1
visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied for a
Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with more
evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again this time
in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be refused a
visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she didnt
know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to different
Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me but I
have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US so I
don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my passport back
but took my I-20 form.

This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me. What
should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file this for
study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings? Please
give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn the
reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
gratefully received.

Thanks,

John

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From what i can tell, although you went back to school for an additional year - you were already out of status (i.e. terminated on SEVIS), which sounds more like a 10 year ban than a 3 year to me. Did you apply for reinstatement while you were in the US prior to returning to school for the second year?
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Old Mar 19th 2007, 5:54 pm
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> > Hi,
> >
> > I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina. I
> > went
> > there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a year
> > in
> > 2005 but then I returned to school for another year before coming
> > home
> > for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After being
> > denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a new
> > F-1
> > visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied for a
> > Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with
> > more
> > evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again this
> > time
> > in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be refused a
> > visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she didnt
> > know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to
> > different
> > Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me but
> > I
> > have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US so I
> > don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my passport
> > back
> > but took my I-20 form.
> >
> > This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me.
> > What
> > should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file this
> > for
> > study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings? Please
> > give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn the
> > reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
> > gratefully received.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
>
> From what i can tell, although you went back to school for an
> additional
> year - you were already out of status (i.e. terminated on SEVIS),
> which
> sounds more like a 10 year ban than a 3 year to me. Did you apply for
> reinstatement while you were in the US prior to returning to school
> for
> the second year?

Thanks for your reply.

I did not apply for reinstatment as it was already too late for that. I
have been told however, that taking into consideration that I did return
to school for a year furthering the completion of my degree I would
probvably have a 3 year ban. The consular officer in Belfast told me
this. However, I found out today that I haven't actually been refused a
visa in Belfast yet, they wanted to do more security checks or something
like that. I have emailed the embassyy at their request and I will post
here when I get a response.

Thanks

John

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Old Mar 19th 2007, 8:07 pm
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Default Re: Help with F-1 problem

Originally Posted by Hammersfan0 View Post
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina. I
> > went
> > there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a year
> > in
> > 2005 but then I returned to school for another year before coming
> > home
> > for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After being
> > denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a new
> > F-1
> > visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied for a
> > Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with
> > more
> > evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again this
> > time
> > in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be refused a
> > visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she didnt
> > know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to
> > different
> > Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me but
> > I
> > have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US so I
> > don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my passport
> > back
> > but took my I-20 form.
> >
> > This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me.
> > What
> > should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file this
> > for
> > study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings? Please
> > give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn the
> > reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
> > gratefully received.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
>
> From what i can tell, although you went back to school for an
> additional
> year - you were already out of status (i.e. terminated on SEVIS),
> which
> sounds more like a 10 year ban than a 3 year to me. Did you apply for
> reinstatement while you were in the US prior to returning to school
> for
> the second year?

Thanks for your reply.

I did not apply for reinstatment as it was already too late for that. I
have been told however, that taking into consideration that I did return
to school for a year furthering the completion of my degree I would
probvably have a 3 year ban. The consular officer in Belfast told me
this. However, I found out today that I haven't actually been refused a
visa in Belfast yet, they wanted to do more security checks or something
like that. I have emailed the embassyy at their request and I will post
here when I get a response.

Thanks

John

--
Getting the visa is a step forward,. but its getting through the Port of Entry where you will have difficulties as far as i can see. Going back to school might help you when you put your case forward, but i still think the ban would be 10 years.

keep us posted tho - and good luck!
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Old Mar 20th 2007, 1:59 pm
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> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina.
> > > > I
> > > > went
> > > > there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a
> > > > year
> > > > in
> > > > 2005 but then I returned to school for another year before
> > > > coming
> > > > home
> > > > for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After
> > > > being
> > > > denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a
> > > > new
> > > > F-1
> > > > visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied
> > > > for
> > > > a
> > > > Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with
> > > > more
> > > > evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again
> > > > this
> > > > time
> > > > in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be
> > > > refused
> > > > a
> > > > visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she
> > > > didnt
> > > > know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to
> > > > different
> > > > Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me
> > > > but
> > > > I
> > > > have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US
> > > > so
> > > > I
> > > > don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my
> > > > passport
> > > > back
> > > > but took my I-20 form.
> > > >
> > > > This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me.
> > > > What
> > > > should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file
> > > > this
> > > > for
> > > > study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings?
> > > > Please
> > > > give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn
> > > > the
> > > > reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
> > > > gratefully received.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > John
> > > >
> > > > --
> > >
> > > From what i can tell, although you went back to school for an
> > > additional
> > > year - you were already out of status (i.e. terminated on SEVIS),
> > > which
> > > sounds more like a 10 year ban than a 3 year to me. Did you apply
> > > for
> > > reinstatement while you were in the US prior to returning to
> > > school
> > > for
> > > the second year?
> >
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > I did not apply for reinstatment as it was already too late for
> > that.
> > I
> > have been told however, that taking into consideration that I did
> > return
> > to school for a year furthering the completion of my degree I would
> > probvably have a 3 year ban. The consular officer in Belfast told me
> > this. However, I found out today that I haven't actually been
> > refused
> > a
> > visa in Belfast yet, they wanted to do more security checks or
> > something
> > like that. I have emailed the embassyy at their request and I will
> > post
> > here when I get a response.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
>
> Getting the visa is a step forward,. but its getting through the Port
> of
> Entry where you will have difficulties as far as i can see. Going back
> to school might help you when you put your case forward, but i still
> think the ban would be 10 years.
>
> keep us posted tho - and good luck!

Ok whatever the ban is I think that I can apply for a waiver when I next
go for the F-1 visa interview at the Embassy in London. Is there a form
for this or do I simply ask to do so in my interview?

Thanks

John

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Old Mar 20th 2007, 5:20 pm
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Default Re: Help with F-1 problem

Originally Posted by Hammersfan0 View Post
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I had an F-1 visa for study at the University of South carolina.
> > > > I
> > > > went
> > > > there and attened school as required. I did miss school for a
> > > > year
> > > > in
> > > > 2005 but then I returned to school for another year before
> > > > coming
> > > > home
> > > > for chrsitmas in Dec 2006. Home is the UK by the way. After
> > > > being
> > > > denied entry at atlanta in Jan I was told that I need to get a
> > > > new
> > > > F-1
> > > > visa and my application for admission was withdrawn. I applied
> > > > for
> > > > a
> > > > Visa in London on March 2nd and got denied under 214(b). So with
> > > > more
> > > > evidence of intent to return to the Uk in hand, I tried again
> > > > this
> > > > time
> > > > in Belfast and this time I was told that I was going to be
> > > > refused
> > > > a
> > > > visa and I may be subject to a 3 year ban from the USA but she
> > > > didnt
> > > > know and that she (consular officer) was sending my case to
> > > > different
> > > > Agencies in the US for information about me. Sounds scray to me
> > > > but
> > > > I
> > > > have had no trouble with the Police in either the UK or The US
> > > > so
> > > > I
> > > > don't know what that is all about. Anyway she gave me my
> > > > passport
> > > > back
> > > > but took my I-20 form.
> > > >
> > > > This paperwork from the US could take forever to get back to me.
> > > > What
> > > > should I do? Should I file the I-192 waiver form? Can I file
> > > > this
> > > > for
> > > > study or at least to get to the States to recover belongings?
> > > > Please
> > > > give some advice. I feel like I did more than enough to overturn
> > > > the
> > > > reason for denial in London under 214(b). Any help would be most
> > > > gratefully received.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > John
> > > >
> > > > --
> > >
> > > From what i can tell, although you went back to school for an
> > > additional
> > > year - you were already out of status (i.e. terminated on SEVIS),
> > > which
> > > sounds more like a 10 year ban than a 3 year to me. Did you apply
> > > for
> > > reinstatement while you were in the US prior to returning to
> > > school
> > > for
> > > the second year?
> >
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > I did not apply for reinstatment as it was already too late for
> > that.
> > I
> > have been told however, that taking into consideration that I did
> > return
> > to school for a year furthering the completion of my degree I would
> > probvably have a 3 year ban. The consular officer in Belfast told me
> > this. However, I found out today that I haven't actually been
> > refused
> > a
> > visa in Belfast yet, they wanted to do more security checks or
> > something
> > like that. I have emailed the embassyy at their request and I will
> > post
> > here when I get a response.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
>
> Getting the visa is a step forward,. but its getting through the Port
> of
> Entry where you will have difficulties as far as i can see. Going back
> to school might help you when you put your case forward, but i still
> think the ban would be 10 years.
>
> keep us posted tho - and good luck!

Ok whatever the ban is I think that I can apply for a waiver when I next
go for the F-1 visa interview at the Embassy in London. Is there a form
for this or do I simply ask to do so in my interview?

Thanks

John

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You might want to check with a lawyer on this one!
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