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can i get an f1 stamp before vacationing?

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hi everyone. i'm an f1 student in a community college. my classes won't start until fall so i'm planning a short visit to my home country for 10 days later this summer. since i changed status (from tourist) here in the u.s., i was told i need to apply again for f1 once i arrive home and get an f1 visa stamped on my passport. this will ensure my return back to the u.s.

as soon as i submit the requirements, my dso will issue a new i-20 and travel endorsement for me to bring home. i'm worried that if i'm staying only for 10 days, i may not even be able to secure an appointment with the u.s. embassy to apply for f1 visa. (scheduling takes about 1 month, if i remember right.)

is there a way for me to get the stamp before i fly home?


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can i get my f1 stamped to my passport?

does anyone have an idea about f1 stamping?

i'm on an f1 visa and would like to take a 10-day trip to the phils. i was told i need to re-apply for f1 again when i go home and secure an f1 stamp in my passport (i changed status from b1/b2 to f1 in the u.s.). this way, i will have no problems returning to the u.s.

i don't know if i can even secure an appointment with the u.s. embassy in manila in 10 days. also, i'm worried if i can even come back in time for my classes late august should things go awry. is there a way i can get that f1 stamp here before i leave for vacation?


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