How to Change University After Scheduling a US Visa Appointment?

    Updated on: 12 Sep 2023 6 min read

    Possible to change uni after usa visa appointment

    Let’s say you book your USA visa appointment on Friday and on Monday morning, there is an acceptance email in your inbox from a better university or maybe your dream college. Now, if you want to attend your dream university, you need to change the university in the VISA application. Worry not! It is possible to change your university after scheduling your USA student visa.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How long does it take to get a student visa for the USA?

    After completing all the admission and visa formalities it usually takes around 120 days to get your US visa. You can either get your student visa in 3 days or 3 months, depending on your case.

    How do I change SEVIS from one university to another after scheduling my F1 visa appointment?

    If you have already paid the SEVIS fee, just log in to the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVP) I-901 SEVIS fee processing website and find the record of the fee paid earlier, there you will find a transfer option where you can change your SEVIS from one university to another.

    How many times can I transfer my SEVIS?

    SEVIS transfers are typically allowed only once, as the record should be maintained by one institution at a time, usually after completing a program or employment.

    Do we get a refund after cancelling visa appointment?

    To be eligible for a refund, applicants must submit a refund request form online within 30 days of canceling their visa appointment.

    What is the FI 5 month rule?

    The F1 5 month rule means the termination of a student's record in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) due to their absence from classes or failure to maintain their status for a continuous period of five months.

    What is the validity of SEVIS fee?

    The SEVIS fee is valid till 12 months from the date of payment. If you do not get your visa within 12 months of paying the fee, you will have to repay the SEVIS fee.

    How to download CGI Federal visa appointment?

    To download the visa CGI Federal appointment follow the steps listed below:

    • Visit the CGI Federal US visa website.
    • Log in with your username and password, you will be redirected to the "Dashboard," which serves as the home page.
    • Click on the "Appointment Confirmation" link.

Written by Ananya Ghai

A post-graduate with over three years of expertise in the education abroad industry, Ananya has a knack for writing blogs. Previously, she has worked as an IELTS trainer and SOP writer. A passionate writer and a literature geek, describe her perfectly.

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