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发信站: The unknown SPACE (Thu Jul 29 01:16:01 1999), 转信
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Transfer visa type in Mexico
1. Preparing the materials
Because you are neither an USA nor a Mexico citizen, you are the third
country visa applicant and should make an appointment with the embassy.
This is easy. Just choose a day and to be sure that all the materials
you need will be ready before your trip. For F-2 to F-1, the most important
materials must be I-20 form and the offer letter.
If you are a F-2 now and you want to be a F-1 very soon, I can give you
some advises. You should prepare the visa applicant materials such as:
A. Passport, visa (F-2) and I-94.
B. I-20 form and offer letter from the university you will be enrolled.
C. A letter from your advisor.
D. GRE or GMAT and TOEFL official scores and all transcripts from the
universities you have ever enrolled.
E. All certificates of degree and diploma you have got, like master or/and
F. All certificates including Birth, Marriage (if you are a F-2, you should
have this), No criminal, and Health and so on.
G. The appointment letter from US embassy or Consulate. You can simply print
from computer. Just go to the web page (at http://www.uvars.com ). Using
your passport number and choosing the embassy/Consulate, also choosing
the day you like, pay the fee by your credit card less than US$15.00.
There will be a page on the screen to tell you your appointment time, place
and a reference number. Please print this page.
H. Photograph, at least 1, at most 3.
Now I will tell you the materials F-1 need. In this case, F-1 means that
the person came to USA earlier than or as early as you (now F-2) did. In the
other word, F-1 means the person you depend on.
A. All the materials F-2 needs that mentioned above.
B. Bank statements.
C. Pay checks. The F-1 had been paid every month. Taking some of them.
The best is taking some earlier and also taking some later.
D. Return tax letter or something likes this.
E. The transcripts from the university the F-1 enrolling.
F. A letter from F-1's department director.
G. No photograph needed if F-1 do not want to get a new visa.
All these above should be the materials you maybe show in your visa
Most of them will be not necessary at all. In some case, the officer did not
give a glance at them except I-20 and passport.
However, please remember: the more materials you preparing, the less chance
you can get denied for your visa application.
2. Getting information.
You can get almost any information from web. I will give you some web page
you will need.
United States Immigration & Naturalization Services
USA embassy at Mexico City
USA consulate General Ciudad,Juarez, Mexico
Links to United States Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
Embassy of USA at Canada
Applying visa aboard for student visa
The travelers guide to Juarez, Mexico ( the Mexican city US consulate
3. Planning your trip.
There are three Mexican cities annexed to US border provide US visa service:
"Tijuana (close to San diago), Matamoros( close to Brownsville) and
Ciudad Juarez( close to El Paso).
Matamoro, about 370 miles south of Austin. It is the closest one among
three, but not always available.
Tijuna, too far, about 1000 miles west.
Ciudad Juarez, about 580 miles west of Austin. It is an idea place to
go. Also the immigration officers there are very nice." ( BBS.MIT.EDU)
If you want to go to El Paso, TX and Ciudad,Juarez, Mexico to get you visa,
I have some advises.
Don't worry about that if you can not get visa approved, you could not be
permitted to reenter USA. Absolutely you can. Checking the web page
you will find that if you go back to USA no later
than 30 days your leaving, you can reenter freely using your old visa and
even if you get your new visa application being denied.
Booking the airline ticket at least two weeks before your trip, you can get
really cheap ones. Also you need to make a reservation of hotel. Check Yahoo
web page, choose travel > Hotel > ...
Of course you can rent a car to get there, but I have no advises on it.
4. The day of your visa interview.
If you live in some hotel in El Paso, TX, you should do something before
your next day interview.
A. Telling the hotel that you need to go to the US Consulate in Mexico
tomorrow morning, and you want them call an experienced taxi driver for
B. At least US$200.00 cash taking with you.
C. Buy an El Paso map, if you think it is necessary. The map indicates the
both sides of the border: Mexico/USA.
Then have a good rest. Now you are going to do it.
Be sure all the materials are taken. Tell your Amigo driver you need to get
visa in US consulate at the other side of the border. They know everything
about it, don't worry at all. After a while, when you are in interstate 10,
you are leaving USA. There is no ID check when you enter Mexico.
First, you need to pay your visa application fee in one of a Mexico bank:
Bankmax. But remember: the bank's name is written in Spanish. You should
pay US$45.00 in that bank. Be sure taking a number as soon as you enter
that bank. The number taking machine is right in the entrance of that bank.
There is no English word on it but Spanish. But that is the machine. If you
are not sure, asking your Amigo driver, they know both English and Spanish.
Do not worry, the cashier will give you change (possible in Mexico cash)
when you pay more than US$45.00 for the application fee. The bank open at
9:00am at local time (1 hour later than Austin, TX and 2 hours later than
After that, take your receipt. You can take a Taxi to US consulate or walk
there. It is not very far, only three blocks away from the bank. Go out of
the bank; you can see a McDonald sign. Heading that direction, after 10
walking, you will see the US Consulate just beside the street. That is not
difficult to find it, because there are so many people waiting in line in
front of the wall of US Consulate. At the gate 3, tell them you have an
appointment, and give them your reference number and last name, you are in.
In building B. Handing out your application form, passport and I-20. If you
have no application forms, first ask for the form, fill and hand out them.
You will be told that wait still until there is someone calling your name to
have an interview. When you are waiting, you can find that no one be denied!
After interview, you can get your new visa and I-94 in one hour. And the
consulate will also tell you how to get your new I-94 being approved.
"You should go to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) at
El paso, Texas at the Bridge of Americas ( BOTA ). There you can make
application for entry into USA with an Immigration Inspector by presenting
your visa and I-94."
" For your convenience, INS/El Paso/BOTA operates a business window (#14)
at BOTA on Monday through Friday between 11:00am and 3:00pm."
If your trip going back to USA is only little later than 3:00pm, do not
The man who works in #14 has no time sense. Actually, the Amigos who work in
INS/El Paso/BOTA all have no time sense. At least we went there about 3:40pm,
they still work. You need to pay US$6.00(exact amount, no change) per person
to get your new I-94 approved. Be sure go to window #14, or all your trip is
That's it! Good luck!
I hope you will think this trip is a worth one. Try it! Never say any bad or
good word before you try it.
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