Ultimate Student Visa Interview Tip (Visa Almost Guaranteed)

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 33 Comments

Here is an ultimate Student F1 Visa Interview Tip – Treat Visa Officer Like Your Old Friend Talking After a Long Time (Shared by Srikanth)

Hello HSB and followers, here’s my VISA experience

VO: gud mrng
Me: gud mrng sir,hw r u?

VO: im fine and hw r u?
Me: thank you and im fine sir.

VO:which university?
Me: university of south florida.

VO: how do u come to know about this university (this VO is asking this particular question everyone)
Me: i came to know about this university through higher education bureau in our college and fairs conducted by USIEF and also met the university officials and inquired everything about the university and finally selected this university.

VO: your btech percentage?
Me: i have 78.2 percent and im one of the top 5 students in my class.

VO: hw many backlogs?
Me: no backlogs…asked my btech certificates and checked my percentage.

VO: how do u support ur education
Me: told my family income,savings amount and bank loan.

VO: what your parents are doing?
Me: mentioned.

Then the words came out of his mouth YOUR VISA IS APPROVED and then couldn’t understand what he said next.

My suggestions are for F1 Visa Interview

Prepare a unique answers for

  1. Why only this university
  2. Why only US
  3. Why MS
  4. Read all the Student F1 visa interview experience for USA in HSB. Even if you are new, read all the posts posted before which give perfect picture about Studies in US. It has cleared many rumours about MS.

Visa Officer as Friend

You might be wondering what is the advantages to treat visa officer as a friend?

Its just the state of the mind that comes with treating visa officer as your friend. Joy, excitement, confidence, body language will be different when you talk to your friend then a stranger.

When you practice answers, now try to visualize you are talking to a friend and have the same state of mind while attending the visa interview in the US consulate.

Did you know stupid, non-sense answers means visa rejection?

Comments

  1. thanks for this insightful post…I shall be attending my F1 student visa interview in Accra, Ghana coming 29th Dec.

    I need your payers!!

  2. I was not asked the first three listed questions listed in your suggestion. But I do agree with working your unique answers and more importantly it should come across as genuine. I posted my experience but may be you did not feel worthy to be released for public viewing. Anyways, not a problem.

    1. No.Interview was in chennai. VO is looks like bear grylls and he was serious at that time

  3. Hi to all,
    I am one of reader of this blog since decided to pursue my MS,now its my turn!!!

    I am in big trouble now, I got I20 from National university(GRE score not required) ,But my GRE score -276 and took IELTS -6(overall).I am a may 2011 passedout(69.38%,3 Backlogs),since then i searched for JOb but I couldn’t stick into any(JOB),these way 3 months passed from june to september,then i decided to do MS in US and gave GRE(urgently without prep more than 10 days) and applied 5 Universities for spring,most of universities which applied by deferment ed my appl to fall because of late receiving of my scores,so I chose that univ among others .Now, My visa interview is on 3rd JANUARY-2012,

    Now my question is,
    1,Will they asked about my gap during june to sept?then wat shud i say? please help me out to get rid of this question
    2.In my I20 states that “NO GRE REQD”,will it make any pblm in my interview?
    3.I took ielts instead of toefl(there is no available dates to appear at my time,will it be the question?
    4. General FAQ- why ur GRE score is low(plz help me for tz too)
    I am really afraid because of this dillemmas,please help me out dudes,
    please reply all dudes and HSB.

    1. Hi Pradeep ,
      1) You must have an explanation for what you were doing in the 4 months. How can you think of “getting rid of the question” ? Say something convincing.
      2) You can join universities that does not require GRE but the chances of obtaining the visa will be reduced. You must apply for 5 to 6 universities (1 – dream , 3 – Matching profile (sure) , 2 – Safe/Backup) . If you had read the article by HSB regarding university selection, you would know this.
      3) If your college accepts IELTS, then it should not be a problem.
      4) You are responsible for your low GRE score and you must answer the question. You better have some concrete reason.

      Please do not consider this as a professional advise. Please consult other members too. Good luck with your VI. Please do post your experience after your VI . Thanks.

      [email protected]

  4. Hi to all,
    I am one of reader of this blog since decided to pursue my MS,now its my turn!!!

    I am in big trouble now, I got I20 from National university(GRE score not required) ,But my GRE score -276 and took IELTS -6(overall).I am a may 2011 passedout(69.38%,3 Backlogs),since then i searched for JOb but I couldn’t stick into any(JOB),these way 3 months passed from june to september,then i decided to do MS in US and gave GRE(urgently without prep more than 10 days) and applied 5 Universities for spring,most of universities which applied by defermented my appl to fall because of late recieving of my scores,so I chose that univ among others .Now, My visa interview is on 3rd JANUARY-2012,

    Now my question is,
    1,Will they asked about my gap during june to sept?then wat shud i say? please help me out to get rid of this question
    2.In my I20 states that “NO GRE REQD”,will it make any pblm in my interview?
    3.I took ielts instead of toefl(there is no available dates to appear at my time,will it be the question?
    4. General FAQ- why ur GRE score is low(plz help me for tz too)
    I am really afraid because of this dillemmas,please help me out dudes,
    please reply all dudes and HSB.

  5. Hi to all,
    I am one of reader of this blog since decided to pursue my MS,now its my turn!!!

    I am in big trouble now, I got I20 from National university(GRE score not required) ,But my GRE score -276 (very low)and took IELTS -6(overall).I am a may 2011 passedout(69.38%,3 Backlogs),since then i searched for JOb but I couldn’t stick into any(JOB),these way 3 months passed from june to september,then i decided to do MS in US and gave GRE(urgently without prep more than 10 days) and applied 5 Universities for spring,most of universities which applied by defermented my appl to fall because of late recieving of my scores,so I chose that univ among others .Now, My visa interview is on 3rd JANUARY-2012,

    Now my question is,
    1,Will they asked about my gap during june to sept?then wat shud i say? please help me out to get rid of this question
    2.In my I20 states that “NO GRE REQD”,will it make any pblm in my interview?
    3.I took ielts instead of toefl(there is no available dates to appear at my time,will it be the question?
    4. General FAQ- why ur GRE score is low(plz help me for tz too)
    I am really afraid because of this dillemmas,please help me out dudes,
    please reply all dudes and HSB.

      1. why you are telling you get rejection for national i have some friends who got the visa for national uni.

    1. pls let us know what happened in visa interview ……..i m also in not a very good situation.

  6. Congratulations ! Careful with the words next time. It is not guaranteed if it is almost.

  7. Hi to all,
    I am one of reader of this blog since decided to pursue my MS,now its my turn!!!

    I am in big trouble now, I got I20 from National university(GRE score not required) ,But my GRE score -276(pretty much low) and took IELTS -6(overall).I am a may 2011 passedout(69.38%,3 Backlogs),since then i searched for JOb but I couldn’t stick into any(JOB),these way 3 months passed from june to september,then i decided to do MS in US and gave GRE(urgently without prep more than 10 days) and applied 5 Universities for spring,most of universities which applied by defermented my appl to fall because of late recieving of my scores,so I chose that univ among others .Now, My visa interview is on 3rd JANUARY-2012,

    Now my question is,
    1,Will they asked about my gap during june to sept?then wat shud i say? please help me out to get rid of this question
    2.In my I20 states that “NO GRE REQD”,will it make any pblm in my interview?
    3.I took ielts instead of toefl(there is no available dates to appear at my time,will it be the question?
    4. General FAQ- why ur GRE score is low(plz help me for tz too)
    I am really afraid because of this dillemmas,please help me out dudes,
    please reply all dudes and HSB.

    1. 1.Some VOs may ask u whether u have any experience.
      2.definitely most of them ask why gre was taken and chances of rejections are more
      3.absolutely no problem
      4.depends on ur profile

      one thing to get visa is how u convince VO.it doesn’t matter hw many backlogs,ur score and all.wish u lucy

      1. should I skip my GRE score card during checking process while interview or hide my score from them?

    2. hey plz tell us after your interview what happend ..i am in the same situation..all the best for your interview.

  8. HI Srikanth,
    Thanks for sharing your exep. with us.I will surely follow ur tips and if u have any other tips plz keep on sharing.

    ALL THE BEST.

  9. Hi, I just had my interview today and was told that my visa is approved…so delighted…but only thing im scared of is that they told me to collect it tomm and after my interview the lady issuing my visa lookd so ride and felt like she didnt wanna give my visa…are there cases where people are denied or delayed visa even after approval? because I really have no time and have to report to my uni next week

  10. Hey everyone

    I am in a problem here and would like some suggestions for it .My profile i as follows

    1. Completed Engineering with 3.1 GPA (58%) Pune University.
    2. GRE 1380 , TOEFL 109
    3. Did a research project in IIT delhi for 4 months till december
    4. have 3 research papers published in IEEE conferences.

    but the problem is that i had 7 backlogs (all practicals) as i was not allowed to attend due to low attendence .

    There is a lot of chances that the VO asks me about my backlogs and then decided not to give me the VISA..

    What should i do about it ??
    Thank You.

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