F1 Visa: Interviewed by 2 Visa Officers in Germany

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F1 Visa Germany Interview Experience – Posted by Amol (via Email)

Hi Guys,
I hope everybody is getting their expected results. My visa got approved last week (end of July) and I received my passport yesterday.

Guys it was really very nice experience, actually I was bit worried before interview, I want to share my experience as I took a lot from HSB and I must give something from my side as well.

I gave my F1 visa interview in Germany as I’m studying here so that I applied for my visa from here.

My interview was taken by 2 Persons and it went to long may be around 15-20 minutes.

F1 Visa Germany – First Interview

VO 1: Hello
Me: Good Afternoon Mam,

VO 1: How long have you been here in Germany?
Me: Told details,

VO 1: Have you traveled around the Europe in Vacations?
Me: No Mam,

VO 1: Why?, several people travel around the Europe as all countries are very near,
Me: Explained Why?

VO 1: Have you visited to your family in vacation?
Me: No Mam
VO 1: Why?
Me: Explained,

VO 1: Show me your CV?
Me: Mam, I didn’t bring CV

VO 1: She saw towards me and smile
VO 1: Show me your sponsorship Letter?
Me: I gave the letter what I received from my Professor,

VO 1: What are you doing here?
Me: I’m doing my Second Master in ……

VO 1: When you’ll finish it?
Me: In October 2012

VO 1: Who’ll give funding for your study?
Me: University has approved me Graduate Research Assistantship for my PhD,
VO 1: Please seat, Our Senior Consulate will call you again.

I was bit worried because I didn’t know why she might have told me to seat? (But, I was confident as well because I was having all genuine documents and true information), after 5 minutes my number was displayed again on screen and I went to that counter

F1 Visa Germany – Second Intervieew

VO 2: Hello Mr. Nankar, How are you? with big smile (very jolly man),
Me: I’m fine sir with smile,

VO 2: Who is accompanied you here in Germany?
Me: I’m alone sir,

VO 2: Do you have any relative here in Germany?
Me: No Sir,

VO 2: Do you have any relative in US?
Me: No Sir,

VO 2: Who will accompanied you in US?
Me: I’m going alone, (While he was looking at the letter of Sponsorship)

VO 2: What are you doing here?
Me: I’m Doing second Master in ……

VO 2: Do you want to continue here?
Me: No Sir.

VO 2: Why you are going to US?
Me: I’m going for PhD in ……. at …..,

VO 2: Whether your German University will allow you to go USA while in between?
Me: Yes Sir, It’s upto me, I spoke to my concern Professor here and he told me that If you fill that you’ll get more prospects then you should go,

VO 2: Really Very Good & Rational Suggestion (With Big Smile)
Me: Yes Sir,

VO 2: In which subject you’ll do your PhD?
Me: I’ll do my PhD in Plant & Environmental Science

VO 2: Good (With Big Smile),
Me: Also Gave Big Smile,

VO 2: Who is sponsoring you?
Me: I mention that University will give me Graduate Research Assistantship,

VO 2: Said you’ll get good salary for your PhD?
Me: Yes Sir with Big Smile,

VO 2: How long will you stay there (While looking on Computer Screen),
Me: Four Years,
VO 2: Oh,, Too Long,
Me: Yes Sir, For PhD it’s common,

VO 2: Do you have any police complained against you?
Me: No Sir,Never,

VO 2: Good (With Big Smile) & Said I’m approving your Visa and You’ll received your passport in next 8-10 days.
Me: Thank You Sir (Actually, I couldn’t find the words that what Should I say to him).
VO 2: Have a nice stay in US, Have a nice day.
Me: Have a nice day sir.

This is what I face, it was really very nice experience.

Note: Please Speak Truth and Be Confident then you will be winner.

Wish you all the best to all
Amol

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Comments

  1. The secret to a good interview is to be calm. U will be calm if u have nothing to hide. All the best.

  2. Iam just confused ! Is this a visa interview for masters in germany or US ? and why does the VO mention “Have a nice stay in US” when he is going to Germany ?

      1. Does that mean that he is going to do half his phd in germany and the rest in US ? What are the prospects of getting a job in US after your phd because you will be on a german visa right ?

  3. I feel the last note of the author, ….
    Note: Please Speak Truth and Be Confident then you will be winner.
    …is the key to success in any interview, be it for job or visa..
    Good job Mr. Amol Nankar. All the best for your Ph.D in Plant & Environmental Science in the US.
    -Sumanta

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