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 :)

 

 

Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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 ……

    • 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. :)

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

    • 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 :)

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

    • 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 :)

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