I was issued an F-1 visa on July 1st for the initial attendance with the start date on September 1st. …

… Prior to my departure for the United States, my father became ill and I needed to help my mother for a few months with our home business. I asked that my school delay my admission to the next semester that starts next year on January 20th. Do I need to obtain a new visa?


Most likely, you will need a new visa even though your visa was issued for attendance at the same school. This is because an F-1 visa cannot be issued more than 120 days before the start of the program and it will have been more than 120 days between the issuance of your visa on July 1st and the start of the program on January 20th next year. (20.Sep.2013)

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