F1 Visa Delayed; Admisison Deferred; Travel to USA

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I got my F1 Visa for spring semester just one weak before after administrative processing under 221g. But, When I got my visa my university reporting time is over and university has differed my admission to next upcoming fall semester as there is no Summer intake in my university. Could you please advise me can I enter into the US for my Fall intake with the visa that I got now. I am willing to go to the same university for which Visa is issued.


  1. Get new I-20 for Fall Semester
  2. You can travel to the same university with existing visa stamping.
  3. Take ddmission deferral confirmation, old I-20 to prove that you had 221(g) to avoid problems at port of entry. (Port of Entry Procedure USA)

Till then you can do the following to make your life easier in USA

You are not going to get to spend so much time with your family for next few years while in USA. So, make use of every minute and have fun.


  1. simple on June 3, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    Hi Raghu,

    I had applied for course and got visa for the same in early March 2014. My course was starting in March end but I could not report because of family problem and defer my admission to June 2014 and got new I-20 for the same now I wish to go for next intake which is September 2014 for which I will get new I-20. I am also willing to go to the same university and course for which Visa is issued.Is My visa still valid or I have to apply for visa again since I have heard visa is only valid for 5 months from the stamping date.

  2. Ravi on April 25, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Hey even I faced a similar problem where my visa was delayed and I had to defer my admission to fall 2011. I got a new I20 from the same university with the same Sevis number.
    Do i have to notify the us consulate about my visa delay and my new I20 so that I can travel for fall on the same university??

  3. pavan on April 25, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    I got admitted into Western Michigan University for Spring 2011 semester . I got my visa also on Dec 28 2010…But due to some health problems i deferred my admission to Fall 2011 semester .For that i got my new fall semester i20 with the same Sevis number ..

    So im planning to go to USA on August 1st week. my question is , will i face any problem at immigration check because of ‘ 8 months ‘ delay after getting VISA?

    My sevis is activated upto nov 12th 2011..

  4. ranish on February 14, 2011 at 6:41 AM


    i have wrote tofel last month and i have got less score and i have sent those score to 4 universities also again i am planning to write it next week and if i will get more score this time and will send same score to those same universities will it creat any problem that first score was less and second time score was more .

    will this creat any problem

  5. Sridevi on February 13, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Hello Sir,

    I am done with my Toefl and I got 80 Sir.I have already applied for this Fall 2011.But i dint write my GRE.Can I apply to MS without writing my GRE sir.Please help me.5 months back I have written my GRE without studying and got 750.Can you please advice me Sir what should I do further?

    • vinod on April 21, 2011 at 1:42 AM



  6. Abuzar Ahmed on February 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Hi ,

    Make sure that along with the new I-20 you have a letter, which states that you are admitted for Fall 2011. This is because sometimes you may require this as a proof to show at the immigration. This way you avoid a lot of unnecessary questions.

    Congrats and enjoy your stay.

  7. vins on February 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Bro i think your are lucky.

    6 mnths doesn't matter. u got the crux.

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