If you've been away from your home country for over 15 years, is that seen as weak ties to your home country when applying for an American student visa?
I am a Taiwanese citizen and I'm now living in Taiwan. The thing is that I went to U.S. with my family and overstayed as a minor. I left when I was 18 (20 days after I turned 18) and then I went to Canada to study as an int'l student. I then worked for 2.5 years. Altogether I spent 6 years in Canada. I returned to Taiwan after 17 years. I just came back 1 year and a half ago.
I'm now applying for a F1 visa.