F1 Visa Canceled After Visa Was Issued and Stamped in The Passport

Very interesting email from a person who didn’t provide detailed visa interview experience, but the information below shows something unique and this is the second time I have come across such experience where F1 Visa was stamped in the passport and candidate was asked to come to US Embassy and F1 visa was canceled.

I went visa interview on last week of December.

They issued me F1 visa.

I collected the passport from the Application Center next day.

I’m planing to leave on 12 January.

On 6 January, I got a call from embassy that I need to give finger prints again.

I went to embassy on 7 January.

But they doesn’t take my finger prints, they interviewed me for more than 1 hour and canceled my visa.

They sent my passport back with canceled stamp on my visa and a refusal paper saying they refused under 214(b).

There was one other time when F1 Visa was canceled due to the fake bank statement.

Why would the US Consulate Cancel the Visa?

Looks like the US Consulate found some information about the person after issuing the F1 visa.

US Consulate wouldn’t normally cancel an Issued Visa unless they uncovered details that required the student to be interviewed again.

Here is one possible scenario (assumption):

This student could have received Bank Statement and Accountant statements through a Consultancy.

And the Consultancy could have supplied the same documents for multiple students.

During the interview process, if the Visa Officer’s started noticing a trend – documents from candidates, they would have done a background check to find the validity of the documents.

Maybe one student might have admitted how the bank statements were obtained.

That could have uncovered other students using the same documents to be questioned about the validity of the documents.

Hence the rejection of F1 Visa after it was issued.

US Consulates have a team of people, who are constantly looking for patterns of documents and uncovering ways candidates are trying to manipulate the system.

If they find a pattern, they would look deeper to find more information for visa applicants who are using the same or similar tactics, but also previously issued visas.

One thing is clear:

Unless there was something wrong about the profile of the students, they wouldn’t deny the visa.

I wish the student would have provided additional information.

But, if the student has, in fact, got fraudulent documents, would they accept it! Would you publically admit that you messed up? Probably not!

Do yourself a favor. Don’t try to manipulate the visa interview. Do well with what you got and live with the results.