Hi All.

I am (Gangadharan) from Chennai and I had my VISA interview today 5.12.2011 morning 10.45.

Be sure to be there at least one hour before.

I was there by 9.50 and was standing in the queue.

At exactly 10.45 I was allowed after initial security checks and was given my token number and got a seat.

Then I went to my VO who was there standing.


I thought the VISA interview will be in seated sessions but everybody is standing towards the counter and answering the questions.Though a surprise for me!!!

Here comes my play in VISA interview

VO : Good Morning, How are you
Me: Good Morning Madam, I am fine. How are u ?

VO: Yeah I am fine…(She types something in the PC and asked me to wait for sometime (30 secs))..So why are you going to US

ME: I am going to do my PhD in electrical engineering in University of New Mexico

VO : Can I have your documents, please ?
Me : Yes (I gave the docs)

VO : Who is going to fund you studies ?
Me : I am funded by the scholarship from the dept of ECE in University of New Mexico

VO: Your VISA is approved and you will get it within 5 days. We welcome you to United States.
Me: Thank you maam..Thank you ..Bye


It was less than 2 mins and was over.

Guys & Girls just maintain eye contact and that’s it. Speak confidently.You are there :)

All the Best for your VISA :)

 

  • Ankit

    Hey,
    I am to appear for my F1 interview soon. However, I am unable to find my official report for TOEFL. What kind of TOEFL score do they check? Can I carry in a print out of my online score report? I have a score of 116/120 on TOEFL iBT and dont want to risk my visa because of missing official report.
    Ankit

  • SHOBANA

    wow…!!!

  • sushmithametla

    hai..
    first of all congrats to you.let me ask you one doubt?
    Have you completed ms or directly going to PhD?
    I came to know that visa wont be offered for PhD directly?is it true?
    please let me know ……

    • Gangadharan

      I have finished BE and worked for 2 years in a MNC and applied for Ph.D.In US you have the option to do direct Ph.D or go for MS and then do Ph.D .It depends on your choice.. :)

      Regarding VISA offering for PhD candidates generally you have the upper edge over others in getting VISA..I have not heard that VISA being denied if u have applied for Ph.D…

      Don’t succumb for fears that others relate to it.Be confident and stay calm..You will do it. :)

  • kartheek

    hey… can anyone tell me ..wt are the requirements for ph.d in computer science . My profile GRE(NEW)-294 ,acads-64(7b.lgs). Will I get ph.d admission in any university,because my profile.

  • arun

    Man this university ranking is very low?why apply for such institutes

  • Shivakumar

    Congrats….. : )

  • Sheajad

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    First of all congrats for visa & best wishes for ur future :)

    In Q 2
    Are they does’nt have information about ur university and course in vo screen or papers they already posses.?
    Vo ask u to to give documents so can we know wat type of documents u have given?

  • Sheajad

    First of all congrats for visa & best wishes for ur future :)

    In Q 2
    They does’nt have information about ur university and course in vo screen or papers they already posses.?
    Vo ask u to to give documents so can we know wat type of documents u have given?

    • Gangadharan

      HI Sheajad,

      The docs they are asking is generally are I20, GRE&TOEFL marksheets, SEVIS form, Degree certificate, Visa confirmation letter,passport,HDFC receipt, DS160 confirmation letter and they will put this in an envelope and give you.Apart from this I had carried financial docs, bacnk statement.

      They keep on changing the procedures in the consulate.So be prepared for it.

      All the best :)

  • viraj patel

    congratulations ……..

  • shalin

    congratulations dear you are luckiest one….!!! :o

  • manju

    everybody say’s maintain a eye contact…..when VO will be busy with his work then how can one maintain eye contact ?

  • Payel

    Hey mine was way shorter than this….. VO just asked me what are of physics and i said astro. then he said so u will be a rocket scientist and gave me the visa! but congrats dude!

  • SBA

    i am also applying for phd i just got an email from a prof in US

  • Gangadharan

    Thank u all ……..

  • Behnam

    Hi. I hope you be successful there and get your goals and hopes.
    What is your research area?
    Also, I would be grateful if you let me know How you have been admitted to the university.

    • Gangadharan

      HI Behnam,

      My research area is in Video compression in H.264 using FPGA multi-cores ..I have published research papers related to it in IEEE.I contacted professors from the university in this research and hence u know it from there :)

  • deepthi

    congrats….

  • Sri

    Congrats dude…!

  • chinu

    Congrats :) all the best

  • SBA

    probably because you were going for phd
    but thats just a guess

    • cutigal

      congratulations………….

      • Gangadharan

        thnks :)

        • ekta

          Hello
          Can someone please tell me if back paper (one in which you have reappeared) hampers selection for PHD?

          • Arvind

            Hey, did you get Phd ?