Hi there, i'm a current aupair (no 2 years residency) my j-1 visa expires this november 15, my plan is get the f-1 visa, but i have 2 options and wanna know which one could be better.
A).- i get the I-20 from the school my j-1 visa expires and i make an appointment to get the F-1 in the embassy of my country, Is this to risky?? even if the school already accept me (I'm from Mexico)
B) i can extend my j-1 visa with the agency as an aupair until august 2012, i get the I-20 from the school and while this time i can change my status from j-1 to f-1, Is this a difficult process? When do i need to start the process for change status of my visa on the way to be able to start the school in august??
With the chance of status, if i go visit my country i need to apply for the f-1 in the embassy for be able to come back to united states, is this to risky,?? i hear people who says that they can denied really easy.
Wich one of this 2 to process could be the best for me?? which one is the safer??
Thanks a lot for your answer. Jacqueline.