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Please share your Visa Interview Experience for studying in USA
Please share your Visa Interview Experience for studying in USA
F1 Visa approved at Mumbai for healthcare administration at stratford university.
Academics: 50.6 % BBA
MS in healthcare administration
stratford university , Virginia
US-consulate Mumbai- 8.00 am Slot
Visa approved for Stratford University
I got visa approved for spring 2015. No single document checked other than I-20 and Passport.
I reached Mumbai US consulate at 7.15am. It was heavily showering.Waited in long Q outside the consulate then allowed to enter inside. After taking fingerprints again had to wait in Q. Then I was directed to stand in front of a counter where a male of 40-45 years was taking a interview for F1 and finally rejected him. Then She gestured me to come near counter.This is how it went....
ME: Good Morning Sir
VO : Good Morning, Pass me your Passport and I-20 please.
VO: Which Course you are going for?
ME: I am going to pursue Masters In healthcare administration.
VO: OK. What is your Acedemic background ?
ME: I Had Completed my Bachelors in Bussiness Administration.
VO: Why did you change your field ?
ME: I worked in a hospital for 10 mnths.
VO: When did you completed your bachelors?
ME: April 2014.
VO: Then When did you started to working?
ME: I worked during my bachelors.
VO: OK, Where did you hear about this university?
ME: I have a friend studying there and he recommended that faculty and atmosphere for learning is very good at stratford university.
VO: How will you pay your fees?
ME: My father is sponsoring me and I took bank loan from BOI.
VO: What does your father do ?
ME: He is a doctor.
VO: Doctor of What ?
VO: OK, I am approving your VISA.
ME: Thank you sir, Thank you so much.
Just be confident And make eye contact during the whole interview. If you lie he will catch you by your facial expression.
Try to interact with other applicant during waiting period for relaxation. Wear Formal dress with tie it will make strong impression on VO.
Here is my visa interview exprience for Fairfield University. Don’t get annoyed by seeing this long post but at *** you will like my experience.
A Small Story about My visa experience for Fairfield University
Profile: 280/6.5/65%/2.6 Yrs of Exp
Slot :8:00am Consulate: Hyderabad Date: 17 July,2014
Counter 11, Token E- 139
Visa Interview for Fairfield University
Me: Good Mam
VO: Good mrng, pls pass me ur i20 & passport
Me: passed the both
VO: Which year Passed Out?
VO: What were you doing since then?
Me: I have been working for the past 2.5 years as Software Engineer and I always wanted to do research in my area of interest and I think this is the best time to pursue my goals as I have the valuable industry experience and good academic background to support me as well. (bit of a smile in her face & said hmmm)
VO: Do have any B1, B2, H1/H2?
Me: I am fresh applicant and first time for Visa.
VO: What your academics?
Me: Actually Its good mam, 65%
VO: It’s really not that much good… huh
VO: Ok, How many university you’ve applied?
Me: 280 (all of a sudden one guy came & tried to give his I20 & Passport but VO scolded him and asked to stand in queue)
Me: 280 ( I started explain, mam as I’m used to work for….Interrupted and said don’t talk)
Typed for 30seconds and kept my passport in left side tray & waved for next guy. VISA approved,
Cleared in First Attempt - F1 Visa Interview
It's my turn to post experience...
Visa approved.. Thanks to all of you ..posting your experience..
My visa experience...
Time :- 11.00 am
After completing all procedures for finger prints waiting for my turn..
Vo: gives the signal come.
Me: good morning sir.how are you ?
Vo: fine...Good morning, give me your passport
Vo: which university ?
Me: San Jose State University
Vo: How did u come to know about this University ?
Me:Via internet and also attended some of US Education fairs..
V0: which other colleges have you applied ? and what are your admits ?
Vo: who is sponsor
Me: my parent's
Vo: what does your father do ?
Me: Actually sir my mom and Dad both work. My father is*** and my mother is ***
Vo:OK your Visa is approved ...Collect it after 2...3 days
Me : thank Q sir..
Guyz have a eye contact with V.O. and have confidence while speaking & the ball is in your court
I wished him Good morning sir and he wished the same
VI: pass your documents
ME: passed i20
VI: No i dont need this give me passport thats enough
ME: passed passport( I20 is on the table)
VI:(scanned my Barcode and he got my DS form Info on his screen and asked these questions) what course your going to take?
Me: Electrical and Computer Engineering( interrupted in middle)
VI: why ??( Very bold look into my eyes)
ME:(smiled and said) My undergraduate course is related to this course thats it.
VI:Which year passed out??
VI:What you will do after MS?
ME: I can see my place in TOP MNC in india
VI: which university??
ME: Fairfield university
VI: where it is located??
ME: It is located in connecticut state, fairfield city
Vi:( Searched in google i think and asked) So you are going to this university because of cool site view ??( he knows its located near Beach because he searched in google for sure)
ME: No sir, Course work is very flexible, i can enhance my knowledge in both my core subjects and computer science subjects, i will get benfited
VI: Oh yeah ok ok , am taking your passport with me and you can take your other documents , Study hard youg man
ME: Thanks sir
VI: its ok
Total interview i peeped in his eyes with confident, smile , infact he stared at me with bold look
Consulate : Hyderabad
Slot : 14th nov, 8:30 AM
University: Northwest Missouri State University
ME: Good morning Sir, how are you?
VO: Good mornig,great give me ur passport,I20 and sevis
VO: How did you know about this university?
ME: Internet then verified the results with friends,seniors and professors
VO: What all the subjects r u gng to take?
VO: Who’s sponsoring ur education?
ME: My Father.
VO: What is he doing?
ME: He is doing his own business from past 25 yrs....
VO: Okay collect it within 2-3 business days
And yes CONFIDENCE,EYE CONTACT are the keys.Also speak loudly.
GRE: V-147 Q-155 AWA-3.0 Total-302
Acads: 75 %
University: Purdue University, Calumet
Course: Engineering/Industrial Management
Term: Spring 2014
My visa interview was scheduled on November 6th at 10am. Went to consulate at 9:30, stood outside for atleast half an hour and waited inside for another 30min. My number was called and I went
Me: Hi, How are you?
VO: I'm good. Give me your Passport and I20
VO: Oh Purude so why Purdue University?
Me: Purdue is a very reputed University as every one knows and it has a very flexible course curriculum, I can choose 3 interdisciplinary courses along with fixed core courses to get in-depth knowledge in my specialization.
VO: When did you Pass-out?
VO: Whats your Percentage?
Me: 74.46 %
VO: Whats your GRE score?
VO: Your visa is approved have a nice day!
Me: Thank you, Have a nice day!
Every thing was done in 30 seconds span and he didn't even check a single document except for passport and I20. I was worried if he asks for siblings cause I have one in US under OPT. Be confident. The more level of confidence the less time of interview. Also please remember to have a look at your 1st year subjects cause I saw one officer asking that question having CMM in her hand. All The Best !
Sorry for late update of my visa experience. Here is my Visa Interview experience at Hyderabad Consulate. Visa Officer asked about consultancy. - Aaron Kantepudi
Me:-Good Morning Mam. How are you today?
Vo:-I am good.How are you?
Me:-I am good mam.
Vo:-when did you pass out?
Me:-May 2013 mam.
Vo:-What are you percentages?
MeThought rejected aniiiiii...) 7 mam.
Vo:-What 70 % with 7 backlogs?
Vo:-Can I see your transcripts.
Me:- Surely mam.(I gave my transcripts).
Observing every single transcripts.
Vo:-I think your 2-2 was bad. I think its a girl!!!!!!!!!
Me:-No mam.... I participated in many national level events & State level too.
Vo:-Ok. How many universities did you apply?
Me:- 2 mam.University Of Michigan-Flint & California State Univerity.
Vo:-How did you know about this universities?
Me:-I have attended a education fair....
Vo:-That was hosted by the consultancy?
Vo:-Thats not a problem.If you go with consultancy.
Me:-No mam. I didnt go to any consultancy.
Vo:-How old are you?
Vo:-place your fingers on the scanner.
Vo:-What is your father?
Me:-Central gvt Employee and works for .......
Vo:-You were having backlogs in Your U.G. Give me a strong reason that how can you do well in your masters.
Me-My backlogs were upto my 3-1 mam. I was not able to balance my education and extra curclr activities. But after 3-1 I succeded from 3-2 and maintained very good pecentages. In my final semester got 82.5% mam.
Vo:-ok... Why only this university?
Vo:-Don't tell me the answers what all you prepared.As a human being why you want to go to this university?
Me:-(Aypoindi ika gt rejected ankuna) I got a very good public university and doing masters from university of michigan gives me a good *** back in india.
Vo:- You are killing me man....
YOUR VISA IS APPROVED.........
Me:- Thank you mam. You have made my day.
Here is interview goes on
Vo:when did u passedout?
she asked something but i didnt hear anything..
i asked pardon..she reapeted again...i asked again what is???
Me: 78%with distinction
Vo: Any backlogs??
Me: no backlogs
Vo:Any other univs??
Me:i got a mail..but i didnt get i20 yet..
Vo: Which subjects are u taken in frst sem??
Me :blahhh blahhhh....i told the subjcts which r in my mind..
Vo:ur visa approved
Me:thanku mam...hav a nice dayy...
but i was shocked...i didnt see back to the VO at dat time...
By *** grace i got visa...
F1 Visa approved in 1 minute at Mumbai for Information System Department of California State University.
Academics: 58 %
MS in Information System
California State University, Los Angeles.
US-consulate Mumbai- 10.00 am Slot
I got visa approved for fall 2014. No single document checked other than I-20 and Passport.It was just really about being confident and Positive vibes which you throw.
I reached Mumbai US consulate at 9.30 am. It was heavily showering.Waited till 9.45 am in long Q outside the consulate then allowed to enter inside. After taking fingerprints again had to wait in Q. Then I was directed to stand in front of a counter where a lady of 40-45 years was taking a interview for F1 and finally rejected him because he was not able to understand the american accent. Then She gestured me to come near counter.This is how it went....
VO : Good Morning, Pass me your Passport and I-20 please.
VO: Which Course you are going for?
ME: I am going to pursue Masters In Information System.
VO: OK. Why have you chosen this University ?
ME: Information System Department of California State University, LA is one of the best departments in the Industry. Based on my research professors are doing great research in their research field. Prof. JongWook Woo....(She Interrupted and asked).
VO: which specialization you are looking for?
ME: SAP is my area of specialization.This university has alliance with SAP where I will be getting a certification from SAP which will help me in my career. (She nodded her head the way which meant she is impressed and agreed)
VO: Who is going to pay your tuition fees?
ME: My father is will pay my tuition fees.
VO: What does he do?
ME: He is a General Manager at a Bank.
VO: OK sir, YOUR VISA IS APPROVED.
ME: Thank you so much ma'm. You made my day!!!!.
Your Confidence level matters allot. Be confident and bold enough. Americans like that. Best of luck !!
CONSULATE : HYDERABAD
Token No. : E212
Window No: 16
VO was a beautiful short haired brunette woman in her early 30's and she rejected two people before me. I was a little nervous but I smiled it out nd approached with confidence.
ME: Gud morning ma'am
VO : Goo mornimg (she murmured)
Hand over your passport nd put your left hand fingers over der
*I did so...but she asked to do it again*
VO : sir, your right hand please
*i did it but she asked me to do dat again fr 2 more times..she was animating her hand to show me how to do it*
ME : Sorry Ma'am
VO : *big sigh* why r u gng to US?
ME : to study MS in Mechanical Engineering
VO : how many universities have you applied? How many admits did you get? Name all the universities.
ME : University of Akron, Cleveland State University,Wayne state nd univ of texas and arlington. I got admits in UTa nd WSU
VO: whats your GRE score?
ME : 296
VO : *gave a wide eyed expression with smile* okey
VO : specialisation?
ME : Machine Design
VO : What courses have you registered for first sem
*I said the related subjects to my course*
VO: Who is going to fund ur fees for graduation?
ME : my father is going to pay the expenses and I took a bank loan for grad fees
VO : whts your father?
ME : Professor in XXXX in XX dept
VO :Congrats..your visa is approved
ME : *with a big smile* Thank you ma'am
My Student Visa Interview Experience for Masters program in SDSU. I got it on Oct 10th 2014.
Student Visa totally Depends on Luck
Visa interview :
Sorry for uploading my VI after 5 Day's of my Visa Interview.
Entered embassy around 9 and they said to sit in a chair where they said they will call one by one but Some thing went wrong inside the consulate as people who have 8:30,10:00,10:30 slot's are also still sitting with me. where there is no protocol at that time they are sending people as their wish. Done with my checkups Token no: E182 and waiting for my interview, But the thing is VO's was late or some thing happen as people who have 8 o clock are also waiting, on that day people who have come for visiting visa was high and met 3 people over there.i think there were around 100 people waiting for interview at that particular time it, after half an hour my token was displayed Counter 11.He is asking so many question
VO: Gud morning please pass ur passport.
VO: Which university.
VO: What Project have u done at the time of your final year.
ME: Vice tool ( Didnt expected that question but said what i have done in mini project )
VO: Vice tool is that a project ?? ( Thought Uskak iga intiki poyi bisthar vesukoni padukundham ani )
ME: Sir actually i have done 2 project where i have done one project in XX and done live Project where its automatic gear system. ( MANAGED )
VO: OK OK OK
VO: Tell me about ur project.
VO: Backlogs ?
VO: Reason ?
VO:Whats ur father?
ME: He is an Govt employee Sir.
Me: Central GOVT sir.
VO: which company.
VO: IS he and army person.
ME: NO sir he works in a small company which supply small small parts.
VO: what Subjects Your Going to take in 1st sem.
ME: i was tensed at that time and got stammered.
VO: Y are u tensed man COOL
Me: said what am going to study.
VO: what are You going to do after MS
ME: After my Masters planning to come back and see my self in an Good position.
VO: UR VISA IS approved u can collect your passport with in 3 days.
ME: Thank you sir. once again thank you sir.
VO: OK OK BYE
See guys dnt expect Your questions. and people say that be Confident at the time interview but no problem how u are they can understand but say what u know and what have u done. Actually VISA totally Depend on your LUCK. thats it.
thanks for the group.
ALL THE BEST
Visa Interview for Electrical Engineering at Bradly University
Time Slot : 08.00 AM,
Status : Approved,
University : Bradley University,Illinois.,
Major : EE
Profile : 294(GRE)-81(Toefl)-77%(No backlogs) in ECE-JNTUK-2014.
Waited for this day for many long years ..Took millions of suggestions from seniors and friends and many more.....
I was well prepared and made myself ready to face it....
Waked up early in the morning and prepared one last tym in front of mirror and went to face it.
Security checks were done and given a token number.
I was tensed but trying to make myself laugh and stubborn....
In front of me ...Interview was going to somebody ...Some answers were heard but i felt in my heart that ..I have my own and there is no need to panic.
At last ..My token num was called ....
Vo:Asked me to come frwrd with the hand gesture .......
Me : Good morning sir.(With a huge smile on my face )
Vo : Good morning . Pass me your Passport .
Me : Yeah ..Sure Sir,(passed it )
Vo:Your I20 please.
VO : So ..U are heading to Bradley University?
Me:Yes sir.Bradley University
Vo:Y bradley University??
Me : The course curriculum provided here was very close to my area of interest and It was providing great research work opportunities to the students .Prof Xx and Prof Xx are very good at Solid state devices and Field programmable gate arrays .Learning under such personalities will enhance my career opportunities.
Vo:What are subjects you are going to take in your masters?
Me:Advanced topics in EE,
Matlab Course .
Digital signal Processing .
Vo : What all the universities u applied and how many admits?
Me : I applied to 3 more univ and got approved from all of them. UMKC,UTT,Suny New Paltz
Vo: Who is Sponsoring U??
Vo:Ok....Raised his Eyebrows and said
"""" Your VISA is Approved""""".
Me : Thank you sir.
****" It was all over .... Fear,Tension,Dreaming to fly ,***
"" It's Party Tym "
Thnq for all your love and support ...It was all because u ppl ..U had cleared my doubts and made me strong to reach the destination....
My Visa Interview Experience for Fall 2014. I don't know that one can get visa in 15 seconds until i attend for my visa interview.
Got visa for SEMO in 15 seconds
Status : Approved
Term : Fall 2014
Consulate : Hyderabad Slot :8AM
Token : E120
VO was american in the middle age of 30-35
Me: Good Morning Mam
VO: Good Morning Pass me your I20 & Passport
Me: Sure mam Passed my I20 & Passport
VO:Why this Univ(SEMO)?
Me: Told about University
VO:What research have you done on univ,who suggested it,how may students from India are movig to this univ?
Me:Answered first two questions but Third surprised me answered in may be hundreds mam VO looked at me seriously and questioned me you dont know this (In my mind thought Rejected)
VO: place your right hand four fingers , Then come the Golden word your VISA is approved have a good stay in US
ME: Thank you mam,You made my day
My Interview lasted for 15sec only