I was studying in the US on COS approval(h4 to F1) and have completed two semesters
Appeared for Visa interview a month and half ago while i visited india(for medical reasons) i was on a approved summer break until Aug 2018, however, since my visa was rejected and i had to get another I-20, i couldnt appear for the visa interview immediately and had to defer my admission for fall semester 2018.
DSO has deferred my admission until Early Spring semester that starts January 2019 and issued a new I-20. I understand from the DSO office that since am on a approved to obtain visa they would keep my SEVIS Active and that i can re-appear for the visa interview to obtain F1 visa.
I have following questions in regards to the same and would really appreciate any help!
1. What additional documents to i need to carry while i appear for F1 visa interview Again? Do i have carry any specific documents to justify my long break, like medical records?
2. How do i prove that i have strong ties back home? will showing the property documents help. how do i convince the visa officer that i am willing to return to india after i graduate(also understanding the fact that my husband lives and works in the US)
3. In case my visa is approved, do i need a letter of deferral and any additional documents from my DSO to submit at the Port of Entry?