I would like to thank HSB for a lot of help with the doubts and stuff. I think its the best website for us students as it gives us clear answers and tells us what to do and has a lot of articles on almost all the topics.

My VI date was 6th of july in US Embassy at New Delhi. Somebody who works in US embassy told me that its better to take the visa interview date at the start of month as the embassy has an unofficial limit of how many visa to give in a month and as you approach the end of month and the visa limit nears an end they get more selective and thus more rejections.

  • Degree – M.S.
  • Major – Controls and Automation (Electrical Department)
  • Semester – Fall 2010
  • US Consulate – New Delhi Embassy
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Although I made some mistakes during my interview I was still granted one. While standing in the queue for the interview I moved a little closer to the applicant in-front of me so as to listen what she was being asked but you should not do this as I was told by the VO to move back in an angry tone. So be confident and don’t do mistakes like these.

F1 Visa Interview Experience  New Delhi US Consulate

VO: Why US?
Me: US has a very flexible education system and I have the freedom to chose subjects according to my liking and according to the workload. Also it gives more emphasis on practical knowledge then rote learning.

VO: When did you get you degree?
Me: Just this summer in june 2010 from xxxx college

VO: Why XXX university ?
Me: This university has great external funding. My department itself has funding to the tune of 17M $ thus lots of good projects are being taken up and lots of funding opportunities exist. Also some of the finest faculties teach in this college.

VO: What are your future plans ?
Me: Once I complete my M.S I would like to work for a US company for a year or two in my OPT period and gain some additional expertise and then take decision from there on. But I will probably come back to my family here if I get a job in one of the better universities here.

VO: What does your family do ?
Me: Said

VO: ok,ur visa is approved u will get ur passport in 5 days through courier.

Thats it was that simple. Although my university one of the most expensive she didn’t ask for any financial documents its all about being confident. Although I stuttered at the start where I greeted her with good morning instead of good afternoon i was confident after that part.

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All my answers well thought and planned. She didn’t listen to them completely and always interrupted before I completed it. But the girl she interviewed before me she was little skeptical about. She was going to probably Wichita or some university and the VO asked her if she was hiding the real reason behind her choosing the said university. Although the girl said she wasn’t hiding anything she kept on insisting about it. The girl remained confident and thus got her visa. So the bottom line is to be confident.

Thanks to Abhijit for sending his visa interview experience. Along with this article, he has sent his experience in selecting universities without help from US admission consultancies. That article will be posted sometime next week.

If you have already got your visa (or denied), please email your visa interview details. It will help so many students like you who are trying to get visa at US Embassy.

Next :  Read all the F1 visa interview experiences here.

  • Samaksh

    My visa is rejected 2 times due to 214(b) the vo asked only 1 question why are you visiting the united states my father replied : to visit my sister as she is studying there and we got rejected

  • saheed

    Good day.
    Am about to go for my interview in august 13th of this year. And i want to get an answer to this following questions please so that i can beable to practice the answer.
    What is the meaning of OPT?.
    Why usa?
    What is your plan to come back?
    Why did you choose economy?

  • silver

    Good day. Please is 530 gmat, low for embassy pls ans. Tnx

  • Amin

    “Somebody who works in US embassy told me that its better to take the visa interview date at the start of month as the embassy has an unofficial limit of how many visa to give in a month and as you approach the end of month and the visa limit nears an end they get more selective and thus more rejections.”

    This is not true :) many Visas are rejected due to insufficient documents. It has nothing to do with how many visas they give. So, if you are a doctor and going to the US by the end of the month, would they reject you because they give the visa to someone who went to the consulate at the beginning of the month? It doesn’t make sense.

  • giddon

    Please can someone tell me the meaning of OPT. I really need to know it. And u guys are doing great.

  • vinod

    my visa rejected 3times in Hyderabad on NYIT for fall now i am looking for date in hyd but their will be no dates so can i book my slot in Chennai or others embassy is their any problem to block my date in other embassy please help me………?

    • koushik

      hi.. im koushik.. also from nyit ..im also got rejected.. 3 of my frnds also same for nyit…. that may uni prob…

      • kanav mahajan

        take admission in that US university which contains word “State”, which helps 99% in your visa success.
        Because State universities are govt. universities and are genuine and non-profit.
        For eg: california state university, san diego state university, kansas state university,,, etc

  • http://[email protected] Raju

    kindly give me the information whether i can get visa for doing masters in physical education from US universities.

  • rimple

    i choose everest university for mba .i rejected 4 times in one year ,plz tell me why they rejected me and tell me that can i apply again for usa

    • Abhinav Mahajan

      Probably because ur university i.e Everest univ is not a good ranked univ or either private unaided un iv without enough funding from us govt.

      Always remember, before choosing a university that it meet all the criterias as per us federal govt also apart from academics, because embassy people dnt know about academics in univ, they run according to us govt rules & do not want the students to get admit into false univs.

      better u change the univ & try again.

      Good luck!

  • harjit

    hello everyone

    my f1 visa interview is on 5th feburury and i take admission in national uni. san diego california. i have choose two programs there

    1. english language program

    2. B.BA

    PLS TELL ME WAT TYPE OF QUESTION THEY WILL ASK ME

    I SCORED 6 IN IELTS

    HURRY

    • varshil

      hello harjit..
      did u get the visa for the national uni??
      because i am plannig for the same….
      pls reply me…

      • harjit singh

        no bro, i was rejected under sec. 214b. they said that i have not strong home ties to return here. but best of luck for you.

  • rajesh

    visa got rejected in hyderabad embassy . now this time i booked a slot for delhi embassy . please give me some questions and where to stay the place which is nearer to embassy

  • pavan

    hello frendzz,
    i have been rejected thrice at hyderabad embassy in the month of june and july for fall intake. now i changed my university for this spring and i booked my visa appointment at delhi embassy as there were no slots in hyderabad. will that be any problm to me like..if VO asks me why u took ur appointment at delhi..and how about visa getting chances at delhi for hyderabadians..

    • rajesh

      mine also same problem brother . i booked slot for this jan2011 on 4th . i thouigh of saying that i have my relatives here in delhi like that . if u have any answer just say to me

      • harry

        hello rajesh i also have interview on 4th jan 2011 for f1 visa in new delhi. whats time of ur interview mine is 9 am.

  • keya

    hello everyone,

    I have been rejected twice since last two months for spring 2011 intake for course of m.p.h. I am a dentist recently graduated, my gre is 1070 n toefl is 111. now i m planning to change my university in 3rd attempt which is better in ranking then the last one. I recieved all I-20 of the universities where I applied at the same time. In previous university I was getting scholarship of $5000 per year but not in the new university .So what reason should I give for :

    1.this change of university.

    2. y not this university in the first attempt

    any help regarding interview for 3rd attempt n ans to the above ques are highly appreciated.thank you

  • kena

    Hi everyone,

    I have been rejected twice since last two months for spring 2011 intake for course of m.p.h. I am a dentist recently graduated, my gre is 1070 n toefl is 111. now i m planning to change my university in 3rd attempt which is better in ranking then the last one. I recieved all i-20 of the universities where I applied at the same time. In previous university I was getting scholarship of $5000 per year but not in the new university .so what reason should I give for :

    1.this change of university.

    2. y not this university in the first attempt

    any help regarding interview for 3rd attempt n ans to the above ques are highly appreciated.thank u

    • well wisher

      hi kena ,

      it seems we are sailing in the same boat…
      i too applied for mph course fall 11 but after reading ur story..
      am also not sure whether i will get visa or not.
      can u please tell me which all univ u have applied .
      i think fr visa interview…
      u need to stress on ur strong reason of coming back to india after MPH like planning fr private practice in india and showing strong economic n family ties here.

      thanks

  • NEHA

    I GOT REJECTION FOR F-1 VISA ONCE THEY D'NT EXPLAIN ME THE GROUNDS FOR MY REJECTION AND MY JOINING IN MY SCHOOL IS IN JANUARY I APPLIED AGAIN FOR VISA IS THERE ANY CHANCES THAT THIS TIME I GOT ACCEPTANCE OR PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME OPTION SO THAT I WILL GET VISA

    • rajesh

      it depends on th answers u give but not on how many times u apply . and prepare for the answer why ur visa has been rejected

  • Lalji

    hello sir/mam, good morning, I refuge twice time . i will appear again for visa intr. This time i change university. so what should answer if vo ask me why do you change university. good bye

    • rajesh

      you can say that my i-20 is still under during the time so i got my i-20 at present for this university so i like to go to this university . but give very good answer for ur university u have selected

  • Ashwin Kumar Boinala

    hi,

    i got visa for sept intake and i differed it to jan intake but i would like to go in nov can i leave by nov 15 plz anybody help me out.

    • amandeep brar

      u should suggest ur VI MR.Kumar

    • ashwin kumar

      no problem

  • salman mohiuddin

    hi this is salman i have attended the visa interview on 4th of august 2010 even though the vo did not site any reason for rejection but the last question where he stopped me was "why this university?" i said the course work was fine and it suited my profile but again he asked why this university i once again said that the course which the university has offered is which i am interested i am interested in .net which is available in university but again the asshole has asked the same question and avoided the question by not responding soon he removed a paper and said you have been rejected visa under section 214 . i was shocked he kept the documents in the tray .

    so that's the bad story now i want to start fresh with the spring 2010

    i want to apply once more to a university with best reputation so is there any questions asked for the first rejection or anything else has confronted do let me know

  • divaya

    one question by the VO taht i forgot to mention:

    What are your plans after graduation?

    Me: If given a chance I would like to work in the US during my OPT period. After gaining the international expericnece, I plan to come back home.

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  • saurabh singh

    My visa was denied on 19 of july. Next date is scheduled on 2nd of august.

    my interview last for approx 15 min, VO was little bit busy on working on computer. He was new to window and I was 6th to be interviewed.

    he ask why this university, why mba, why finance as major, why not other university in usa, why not in india, why not to other countries, my current job and employer name, who is my sponsor, what does he do, any siblings. then again he asked have u applied for any colleges in india. what will u do if visa is rejected. ok best of luck for ur future, u didn't qualify for visa.

  • Ankit Sharma

    Hi,

    I had my H-1B approved in May 2007 and I came to India in November 2007. My application was put under administrative processing and the passport was sent to me with the Visa in June 2009. However, I was not able to go to US due to personal reasons. Also due to economic slowdown as my employer did not have work for me, but he might file for a fresh H-1B once he gets more projects. I would like to understand if he files for a fresh H-1B then the application needs to be filed only after April 1 & before the cap ends and would I be eligible to work only from October 1? Or the application can be filed any time and upon approval I can start working right after approval? I have spent only 33 days on my H-1B in US.

  • subwas

    i was rejected for US visa on last monday, they give me the reason of insufficency fund but i had showed annual income of my family $30,000 while my universities fee was just $16,000. now i again have taken an interview date on 27th july. now they probably ask me why i was rejected ? i dont know what to do. i am so frustrated with my life….everything i do, i failed.

    • rajesh

      you just say that i felt a bit nervous so that i couldnt convience the visa officer and this time try to show some more funds and savings like that . better have a bank loan

  • Aman Chaurasia

    Hello friends,
    I am done with GRE and would be appearing for TOEFL shortly. M planning for fall 2011. My elder brother is already working in united states with H1B visa. moreover my parents have permit for tourist visa for 10 yrs. Will this two factors affect the chances of getting my F1 visa, student visa. ? I mean, the issue of immigration and permanent settlement etc.

    • Andy

      It won't be an issue. Just be careful with your answers. You might have to prepare extra for answering some special questions like: Why didn't you choose a university in the same city where your brother is working? Your response should be something like: My choice of university depended on courses offered, program, faculty, research etc. which is better at my university.

    • rajesh

      it may have light impact but give him a tricky answer that u have responsibilities too lookk after your fathers business like that and properties and assets also . Ur parents cant stay there permanently so u better support with such type of answers .also say that u will get job satisfaction and more value by doing here only . and as a lady you tell that u have to marry here and look after ur parents after marriage like that