F1 Visa Interview – Are They Divorced (Mom and Dad)

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 6 Comments

In today’s F1 Visa Interview experience, you will come across a question that you don’t expect during US Visa interview.

F1 Visa Interview Details

I hope my experience will help everyone.Kindly post my below mentioned experience on Happy School Blog.

  • Date: December xx,2010
  • Location:Mumbai Consulate.
  • Time: morning hrs
  • Counter No:04 (Lady VO)

My F1 Experience

Me:Hi,How are you doing madam?
VO:No response.VO: Where are you going?
Me:I’m going to University of Southern California.

VO:What’s your GRE score?

VO:Who is paying for you?
(I didn’t hear the word “paying” properly hence I asked her to repeat her question by saying pardon)
Me: My mother is my sponsor.

VO:What does she do?
Me:She is a doctor in Govt Hospital.

VO:Be specific.
Me:She is a Gynaecologist

VO:What’s her annual income?
Me: Answered

VO:What is you father?
Me:He is a doctor and private practitioner.

VO:What’s his annual income?

VO:Why your father is not sponsoring you?
Me:(I was not prepared for this answer,I took 2-3 seconds and answered:)They had a chat with them and eventually they decided that my mother will be sponsoring me.

VO: Were they divorced?
Me:(I was not expecting this question from this rude lady VO)I said NO.

VO Explains me: At the time of fees payment your parents should pay your fees mutually.

VO: I’m not checking your documents.
VO Warned me:Don’t work there during your course of study,it’s illegal.

VO:Do you want to get deported? (Wierd Question)
Me:No madam.

She didn’t utter a word whether my VISA has been approved or not and just returned the Xerox of I-20.And I left her cabin.That’s it.

See : F1 Visa Experience – 2nd Attempt – UT Tyler – Spring 2013




  1. But I didn't get the point about "Don’t work there during your course of study,it’s illegal." Is it ILLEGAL! What was the point she was making there. We can work a maximum of 20hours per week… She was rude pal… really.

  2. The VO must have asked about the divorce because first of all it is a very very common thing in US an all, secondly, the expenditure required for education in US is so high that generally people say that their parents are sponsoring, in case both mother and father are working and its a very rare answer that my mother only is sponsoring, so basically before you say that u were not expecting this question, i would say that the VO was not expecting the preceeding answer to her question from you, so chill.

  3. haha, but not as rude to deny your Visa so chill buddy and best of luck for your future.

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