I have a valid dependent H4 visa but am in India currently. I would receive i20 (sent to india) in three days. I wanted to know about the process of conversion as from H4 to F1 in India. Do we have do it differently or apply as general F1 student visa for interview and stamping? Please answer
Yes, file a new DS160 and schedule an interview as usual for F1 visa, once you get your i-20. Please dont enter USA in H4 and then try applying for F1 conversion using change of status, it will take months. It is good if you get your F1 stamped in India and enter USA.