You would be amazed to see that US Embassy Cancel f1 Visa after it was issued because of Fake Bank Statements.
Consider this F1 Visa interview as a learning experience and beware of working with an F1 Visa Consultant.
- F1 Visa Canceled After Stamping in the Passport (Reasons Unknown)
I came across this experience from one of the forums and engaged with the student.
I have applied for an F1 visa.
And I got the visa. But after I got the visa with stamping, I got a call from the US Embassy asking me to come back to Embassy once again with the visa and documents.
I went to the US Embassy and I gave my passport, visa, my certificates, my fixed deposits, my parents pay slips and bank statements.
They did verification for four hours and told me that all my documents were original except the bank statement. The bank statement was given to me by a consultant.
He took large amount of money saying that he would deposit in bank but he cheated me by giving a fake bank statement.
Due to this reason, my F1 visa was canceled. They gave me one form in which Section 212(a)(6)(c)(i) was ticked.
It said that due to producing fake bank statement for the F1 visa. The waiver is permanent even though a waiver may be given in future under certain circumstances. It’s written to refer to form DSL-851a for further details.
Then the conversation with the student went as follows:
It sounds like you were caught trying to enter the country dubiously and it was concluded that you were attempting to gain entry on the basis of fraud, resulting in your being permanently banned from the United States.
(Their skepticism probably comes from thoughts like these: How much money was supposed to be in the bank account? Why didn’t you know the balance of your own bank account? Why didn’t you get the statement from your own bank rather than through a forger?)
What type of visa were you seeking?
If you indeed wish to get a waiver, I would suggest working with an immigration lawyer.
I was seeking for F1 visa i.e student visa for studying MS in the USA.
I have done nothing wrong. I have done the same documentation which every student who wants to study in the USA does.
Almost 80 students got visas from the documentation of the same consultancy from where I got my bank statements.
And, where can I find an Immigration Attorney? I would prefer to try H1B Visa in future than F1 Visa again.
F1 Visa and Fake Bank Statement
It may be that 80 other people have committed the same fraud and that you were the only one caught, but that doesn’t change the facts that it was fraud and you were caught.
For those who are not sure what’s going on. Here is a quick lesson.
Some Indian students’ can’t afford to Study in the USA. As part of the F1 Visa interview process, the student’s are required to show proof of sufficient funds for the Education and Living Expenses in the USA.
What would one do, when they don’t have $50,000 in bank balance?
That’s where consultants come into the picture.
They would charge the student like $1000. And they have Banks and Bank Managers who would give a Bank Statement for $50,000.
The student, in turn, would take that statement for the F1 Visa interview.
What if 80 students were showing up with the bank statement from the same bank with different account name?
US Consulate would have found the pattern and they asked this student to come back to the F1 Interview and Canceled the F1 Visa.
If you can’t afford the expenses in the US, then look for cheaper options to study abroad. 80 students may have gotten away, but one person is now facing a ban from the US for a long time.
Simple Answer: Don’t do it. Follow the Rules!