I just want to share recent successful COS from H4 to F1 visa interview experience of my wife.
She has to travel due to personal emergency to India.
She carrier following documents to embassy.
1. All I-20s including most recent travel I-20 issued by college
2. F1 petition
3. All education documents (Transcripts, Degree Certificates, Past educational documents etc..)
4. Financial Supporting Docs ( Her w2, salary slips, Spouse W2, bank statements etc..)
5. OPT card, STEM OPT card
6. Letter from Employer , Offer letter , Vacation letter etc..
She entered in US on H4 visa and did COS here in US and never travel outside. This was her first travel post COS.
Question asked at Embassy
VO: Asked for travel I-20 , Passport and F1 visa petition.
VO: So you changed status from H4 to F1?
VO : Why you applied for F1 and not continued your study on H4 Visa.
Ans : On H4 visa, I would not have get opportunity to obtain industrial training However on F1 I can get industrial training through OPT and STEM OPT program.
VO : Who sponsored your study
Ans : Husband
VO : Is your husband is in US? Which company he work for?
Ans : Yes...Answered company details.
VO : Ok your visa is approved how ever due to COS your visa processing will take 5 to 10 days.
Received passport in 6 business days with 5 years of F1 visa stamping.