I am currently doing a master's program on F1. I don't have F1 stamping yet. I will finish my program in May. I had not planned to visit Nepal, but I need to go within the next couple months to sort out a few things.
For now, the only "safe" way to go home for a brief visit and make sure I can come back is by applying for AP under TPS.
1. If I apply for AP now, is it reasonable to expect the travel document by March?
2. I plan to apply for OPT sometime in April after coming back with AP, since my F1 program ends in May.
3. Should I try to go for F1 stamping at the Embassy when I'm in Kathmandu? My program ends in May so I don't know if this is practical. Technically, we are "supposed to return to Nepal" upon completion of our studies. How long will I get a visa for if I do this?
My immigration history: I came to US in 2010. Got my h1b in 2014. quit h1b job in 2017 to go for masters in 2017. I HAVE NOT gone back home since I got here.
Looking for suggestions from you guys.
Last edited: 07-Dec-18 09:55 PM
Last edited: 07-Dec-18 09:56 PM