H4 EAD to F1 visa interview



My wife’s H4 EAD to F1 visa interview is in two weeks. I have below queries.

  1. What would be the safe answer for ‘Why H4 to F1’ question?
  2. She has worked as TA in university on EAD. Would EAD cause any problem?
  3. My wife and me stay in different cities. Would it be a problem for visa approval?

I would really appreciate any helpful feedback.


I presume you have an I-140 approval which has enable her to get an EAD.
They will want to know why she cannot still study on H4 considering she is an EAD holder? most people switch from H4 to F-1 so they can get OPT. My guess, your H-1B is expiring?
She needs a good reason why she wants to switch from H4 to F-1. Is she a graduate student -continuing?
How long you’ve been married, if the married was arranged…
She is on a ‘catch-22’, since you as the H1-B holder has shown IMMIGRANT intent and F-1 is NON-IMMIGRANT, they will want to know her goals, why now, who is paying etc.

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