Thanks to a reader  who posted answers to couple of  F1 Visa Interview Tips. Following article was posted as a comment.

I had same questions like you when i was applying for USA . The answers can very from a person to person and profile to profile. According to me there may be two following kind of answers

Question: Why only USA

  • Try to convince VO that USA is the most advance and pioneering country in your area of study . to make this argument effective give example of some inventions made in the USA in your field . Also include the more detail as you think appropriate I am sure that you will find some thing in your area
  • Second and the most important thing through out the interview is that try to convince the VO that after finishing your study your job opportunity in your mother country will be even brighter than before . That is the only way by which you can convince that you are not potent immigrant and you will abandoned the USA after your study, other wise the VO will deny the visa on the basis of 214(b)

Generally the F1 student visas are denied on the basis of three grounds

  1. potent immigrant ( under the immigration and nationality act 214b )
  2. insufficient balance ( less than fees of the first year in your state bank of India pass book )
  3. poor academic background ( like less than 50 in toefl and less than 800 in GRE)

In your case if you have good toefl and GRE so the third cause is not the case. Try to manage the first years fee in your pass book of government bank like State bank of India

  • Third,try to convince the VO that you have good opportunity in India so you are going to come back

Question : Why only fall semester?

Try to convince the VO that till now you did some other study like some computer course . But be careful that VO will ask about connection of your current opted program in the USA and your computer courses at that time you should be able to demonstrate the evidence for the connections like how that computer course is helpful in your future studies . ( this is the method by which you can show your carrier tie )

If you are doing job in company than you can say like this . till now i did the job in my xyz field but now i feel that apart from my experience if i do master from xyz university and when i will come back to india i will have even better job opportunities than now. Remember come back to India phrase i the key to crack the visa interview

But again the VO will ask you about your designation of the Job , the proof of the salary ( salary sleep etc ), time period of your job . and many more things and if they think that your job profile is not GOOD and if they smell some NEGative in your profile than they will deny your visa within one or two seconds without any delay . Because even VO knows that in India only handful of them are having good salary like 50,000rs or 60,000 rs per month
For this question i would suggest you to use first approach about (computer courses and not about job as it is risky). Also , i have the second approach to crack this question.  Convince the VO that after your two years of stay when you will come back to India let us say in August ( Diwali time ) the hiring in the job market will be maximum because that is the time when the most senior officials in the company take voluntary retirement at the end of their service period. So when you will come back to India you will have greatest job opportunity .

Again don’t forget the phrase the come back to India. That is the way that you can show intention of coming back to India and your tie to your mother country and your carrier.

 

Comments

  1. Hi friends,
    I have a question for you.
    Is still US a best option interms of job after ms ( f1 visa) , becoz immigration system start to pickup the applicants based on lottery for H1B .

    finding work is difficult in US after MS . If u get, still we will stay as an option to get H1B visa ( as it is lottery based)

  2. Hello friends, I am to attend f1 visa interview next month, and this are My score toefl 58, Sat 1100.Please what are my chances of getting the visa. Although the college I applied to requires only toefl which is a minimum of 45 to be admitted. I have once been rejected and I don’t want that to happen again. Please I really need help on this.

  3. i have completed my btech in 2010 from then till jan 2012 i worked
    my aggregate is 57.58%,got 11 backlogs and my ielts score is 7,gre score 810
    i had my visa interview on 11th and it got rejected they said i am not qualified enough
    so i wrote gre and got 294/340
    if i apply again are there any chances that my visa will be accepted??
    please do let me know

    thank you.

  4. I am a final year (Electronics Engg.) student wanting to apply for Fall 14. I’ve planned to take GRE, TOEFL in July 13 and submit applications by Aug 13.
    What should I do in this duration (Aug 13 to the date of departure)- a research job or a short term course. How advantageous will this 8-9 months of work exp. be?
    What questions can be posed by Visa Officer?
    Also I am concerned over the fact that I’ll not be able to show this work exp. to applied universities as i’ll have to apply for admissions before joining a Job or Course.

  5. hai sir,

    i had completed my gradutaion from a reputed university .And i has a good enough to show my bank balance but my graduation percentage is 58% only does this effect in getting visa ?

  6. Hi,
    I was just going thru ur website and in simple words, You are doing an amazing job.
    Anyways , what are the chances for a person to get F-1 Visa , if his educational qualification was 10+Diploma 3yrs+ B.C.A 3 yrsDistance education have more than 5 years of work experience.

    Replying this query will help good number of people.
    Thanks in advance

  7. i have done GED instead of normal +2 so does this play a part in rejection of my visa?

  8. Hey,
    I’m appearing for my visa interview next to next week and I was just wondering if they can reject my application on any grounds given the following details.
    Sat score: 1950
    Toefl score: 111/120
    Sat subject tests:
    Physics:720
    Mathematics: 790
    Financial Information
    Total estimated expense as mentioned on the sponsor statement: USD 45,800
    Scholarship received :USD 6,000
    Current Bank Balance :USD 41,300
    Other non liquid assets: USD 160,000
    And does the VO consider non liquid assets while considering the application?
    PS: My dad is currently working as Chief Project Manager in a public sector and my mum owns an online tutoring firm.
    Also, both have done their grad. and post grad. from IIT’s.
    PPS: I scored an 80.5 in my 12th boards after messing up maths (62/100)
    Any help will be sincerely appreciated.

  9. hi i was rejected under the 214 low but i think all my papers were good and every thing were good but the Vo said u dont have a study plane so what should i do when i ll applie again ….
    Study plan?? can any 1 help me what i should do !!!

    • Hey alberto:

      what all universities u applied into and for which university u got rejected.

      Can u also tell us the state where u went for the interview ?

  10. Hi..

    My father is retired govt employee..bt i have sufficient funds to show..mu mum is teacher in C.B.S.E School.I have the doubt is as my father is retired from the job..is it effect negative in getting the visa??

    • Show your mother as your sponsor, however you have sufficient funds to show. your father retirement should not be a problem to get a visa

  11. hi frnds i want to join sanjose university i just have 5lakhs only can i join the university please reply i am new to this plz

    • My bro completed his M.S from the same university which u mentioned…ya i think the funds which u r having will help you out in completing the first year…But for the second year you need to lookout for some internship job over there…

  12. Hi hsb,
    I have my interview scheduled at hyderabad consulate on 17 may 2012 .i completed my B.tech in Computer science (2008) and have 3 years of work experience( 1 year intern+2 years job )in Computer Science field,my gre score is 1010 ,ielts is 7 band and i have an I-20 from University of tennessee chattanooga and i have proof of funds sufficient for the 1 year of my program. there are few questions that i would like to ask
    1-) what are the chances of me getting a visa as i have a gap of 4 years
    2-) i have gone through the blog and I feel hyderabad consulate is really tough in giving Visas is it true.
    3-) If anyone has attented there visa interviews for 2012 fall at hyderabad consulate could you please share your experiences.

    Thanks in advance.

    • HI… My bro has given his visa int some days ago n has passed it easily, d main key is to be confident about whatever you are saying-be it a lie. and one more thing you should never say u got ur i20 by hand, it always come by post, one of my friend got selected first and while leaving offcls askd abt dis n he said by hand n voila! he got rjctd.. n hyd centre is not as tough as chennais.. but delhi have some eze ppl.

  13. Hi,

    I got rejected thrice for f-1 visa. I applied for UT Arlington all three time. Now I have admits from Texas A & M and UT Austin. So, I just want to know which university should I go for this time and what are the possibilities for both of them ?

    Please help me out……..

    • Why do you think your visa was rejected thrice? Was it because they saw you as a potential migrant? Do you have your real brother or sister in US working on an H1b or are citizens or green card holders?

      • Hi Ricky,

        Thanks for your reply !!

        No I do not have any relatives in US on H1-B or having a green card. I think this might be due UT Arlington which is not ranked anywhere in US schools.

        I got funding from Texas A & M this time and an admit from UT Austin without funding. Kindly provide your suggestion here which school should I go for this time ? any advice will be appreciated.

        Thanks,

        Ragu

  14. shoul I bring on the interview only bankbook or just certificate that I have an amount of money on my name in bank?

  15. Today I had interview but failed to get visa. I can’t speak english proper n no asnwer it well. If I wan apply visa again, should I pay the fee? How long the term I can apply again?

  16. hallo help me out freinds i have I-20 but i don’t have TOEFL or IELTS what shoul i do? but english is my native laungege my interview is on 5th jan 2012

  17. I was denied an F1 visa today. The consular officer said, my bankstatement showed inadequate funds compared to my entire expenses for my 4-year program in the U.S, he also said, my dad could not pay my fees as indicated by the financial statement. This is my second denial. The bankstatement truly shows, I can pay my fees for the first year and even for the other years because I was offered a scholarship. I intend to study at Wartburg College, Iowa. What should I do now?

  18. Hi,

    To start with, Im from India and have finished my Masters from UK last month and was planning to do my Masters again from New York Institute of Technology and was getting prepared to attend the Visa Interview on 21st of December at Belfast Embassy, Northern Island, United Kingdom. I have done the Masters in Computer Science and applied for the same again, as the career opportunities in UK for Computer Science are almost NIL and don’t want to take a risk. So when i attend the interview the first obvious question would be, “You have already done the Masters and why would to like to pursue again from USA?” The financial documents and rest are all ready and was wondering what should i answer when the VO comes up with that question.

    Can you guys help me out with your valuable suggestions.

    Thanks

  19. hi i am gng to complete my m tech in a few months but i am intersting to do m s in u s and my
    b tech pre is 54% and mtech 70% is it possible to do again masters in u s

  20. sorry i forgot to ask i paid the visa fee again but no dates up to 21 dec. there are available dates in chennai can i apply in chennai ?
    i got 1090 gre and ielts 7 band score. and got 12000 of scholar in UHCL for my ms in biotech again.
    so please some one let me know what i need to do where to apply ?
    what to say for my dual masters?

  21. Afternoon , please i Just returned from the embassy and after the interview, the VO checked my documents and found out that i didnt have my sevis receipt. So i told him that i have paid but haven’t gotten the receipt.. So, he asked me questions which i answered and then he handed me a white paper telling me to come back on Monday with my SEVIS payment confirmation before my visa can be processed. So, do you think i will still get the Visa/ please tel me..

    • You have not interviewed yet, base on in complete documents.
      Just make sure nothing change if at all you have asked any question at your first visit.Good luck!

      • Hello frends,
        I am Pallavi Sharma.I applied for student visa in jan 2010 but got rejected as i didn have any english proficiency test.Now I have given IELTS test and scored 6.5 as my uni requirement is IELTS not Toefl and Gre.I am applying for second masters in U.S.I have 2 younger sisters.My mother is working as teacher in C.B.S.E School and my father is retired from govt.job.

        Plz frends help me in giving naswers of the following questions.

        1)How can you assure me that u will come back after your visa?
        2)Like u have 2 younger sisters at home so how will you able to manage your funds?

        Plz frends help me out..

  22. Hi… I just got accepted to California State Uni.. I have to face F1 visa interview in two weeks time. I am a transfer student , supposed to transfer in 2010. but i didnt have enough funds to do so , now i will be transferring in 2012 spring with sufficient funds. If the VO ask me about the two year gap of not transferring how should i answer him? I can not say didnt have funds coz then he might reject my visa.. I have’nt done any courses meanwhile to provide proof of other studies in the 2year gap tooo. How should i address to this question? please do help me..

    • please just tell him the truth, as long as you have the fund now and with documents that you have the funds..then you shouldnt have any problem. It would have been best if you can tell him that within that two years you did a professional course, but you should have documents to prove that..

    • That is depends on your country currencies and the amount you are to provide by your school, just make sure you have double of the amount the school required

  23. Hi this is shilpa , i have visa interview on this friday that is 25/11/11 . But unfortunately i got a maul from ets toefl that my toefl score has been cancelled can any one please try to give a good advise what should i do now . i am really very much tensed .. please help me out , I am going to VIU(Virginia International University ) For MBA finance .

    • even iam facing the same problem.. my visa date is on 7th december 2011.. have u got da visa.. plz suggest me.. wat happen exactly.. in chat language.. hope u’ll reply…

  24. hey its me MANJU…i have got the i20….i hav 75 as toefl score and 62% n plus two. Im going there for major biology. Im really scared thinking the day of intrview that which i will be facing soon. WUD u plz help me by telling me the questions that i wud possibly face along with the ansewrs that i wud hav to ans to convice. plzz plz reply me as sooon as possible.

  25. hello please,
    I just got my i20 but am not still sure on answering questions like? why applying seven years after your high school? and, how do i convince them of returnig after my bsc?
    please i need urgent help

    • You should be able to tell them what caused the gap in your education. Anyway, if you are working during the lapses time, go with the proof. They do not want to accommodate any idleness.
      Your tie to your Country and your family matters most, If you have kids ,go with the pictures and let them know you will surely be back after your program.

  26. please send me ……all interview quastion answer related F1 and F2 in mba on my mail………………

  27. My visa was rejected on October 21 Hyderabad because he said I think you want to go there and you are an immigrant!
    anyway, I had explained thoroughly whatever he asked.
    I gave him 3 reason that I also have no choice and I have to get back to my home country, it’s like a mortgage.
    but he said I’m not convinced
    I don’t know what else to say;
    I just told the truth, and I have no intention of staying there.
    I’m going to book another one next week, maybe 29th of October.

  28. Hello, I just received my I-20 to major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and on my I-20 it says Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I sent an email informing them of the “error” and asked for a new I-20 but I was told that while the school calls my program Electrical and Computer Engineering, there are other programs at other universities similarly called Electrical and ABC Engineering. So the SEVIS system created a generic name- using Electronics in place of Computer- just to encompass more programs.
    Please I need help in filling out my DS-160,
    1). should I put my actual course name for the school or the SEVIS generated name?
    2). I do not know any one personally in the USA, what should I put in as my contact person with the school address?
    3). My actual course duration is 4 yrs and it states 5 yrs on my I-20. What should I put in my DS-160? 4 or 5 yrs?
    PLEASE I NEED HELP URGENTLY!!
    I am 16 and have a scholarship given to me by an organisation to study in the US. Will my age be a problem at the interview? Please can I get some helpful tips?

  29. hi im sandeep kumar my gre score is 1020 quantz 600 verbal 420 my toefl score is 81 reading 18 listening 20 speaking 18 and writing 25 but my bpharmacy percentage is 59.4 which is secondclass and i have 5 backlogs will my visa get rejected due to secondclass in academics??????????????????????? can u plz answer my question

  30. hello all,
    i ve a interview on 20 oct…i m quite nervous…i have to take m1 visa bcz i applied for flight training in grey eagle aviation flight academy,carlsbad.california..now my quest..is dis.how much bank balance i have to show????..in my i20,total fees is 23 lakhs…also i ve 20 lakh in my personal account..can i show dese rupees?????????????/

  31. hi, can any one help me,

    i hve interview on 28, october 2011, i got toefl 92 marks, i did nt write GRE. i wish to go MS accountancy for national university. i dont have any backlocs and i have 3.5 years experiance in field reaserch analysis. can any one help me my visa chances and tel what kind of questins would i get by VO

  32. hey,
    I have a question,kindly give me a sincere opioin,
    well I am going to take my F1 visa interview after few days.The problem is that my brother is in US,he holds green card.Few months back my parents applied for visit visa but it was rejected.Now i am wondereing that if i would mention my brother,it my be a negative impact and incase a wont mention him being there,it ll be considered as a lie as they would have details of my parents visa request in their record…………..What should I do????????

  33. Please i will be going for my interview next MONTH and i am going to read biological Science in one of prestigious private university in US.
    Please what questions should i expect on the D day?

  34. i have a similar story like Chris,i will be going for my interview next month and i have a brother leaving in US as permanent resident but my Uncle is sponsoring my education and he is not in US can that affect me.
    Please help me out.

  35. if you do not take toefl in respect of the prospectus of the school you apply why is you student visa deny if this toefl is the cause for the refusal.

  36. Hi, I had applied for an F-1 VISA on 4th of August 2011 and my VISA got rejected on grounds of Potential immigration. I said I want to come back after my MBA and be a professor at some good university in India. I want to know if I can change my answer of a professor or do they record the answers?

  37. Hi.I have attended visa interview in Hyderabad on 1st Aug 2011 .
    I have received 221g slip. can anybody please tell me how many days it will take to know about visa is rejected or accepted.
    If it is accepted how many days it will take to get passport.
    Please kindly help.
    Thanks in advance.

  38. Hey hi….I am having a doubt regarding visa stamping..i am already havin us F-1 visa(which i got recently) but i am expecting adm in a canadian univ.so il i have a prob ? do i have to cancel us visa stampin before I submit my passport to canadian embassy??
    Please help me out..
    Thanks in advance :)

  39. visa interview at delhi is daaammmmm easy……if u are applying for the first time then go for delhi because they will only concentrate on ur financial background and they are not botherd abt ur acadamics…..any one having lesss percentage and having backloga go for it……pls make sure that ur interview at delhi consulate must be first time….pls dnt go second time which u get one time rejection because they are much concentrating on what way he was rejected for the first time……

    • hi himu

      i got rejected twice from dehli consulate. and i m again going there for 3rd time after 4 months
      so that means i will again reject as i already rejected twice whatever changes i hv made in my profile plz reply soon as i m going for interview soon……..

    • hi himu

      i have rejected twice at dehli consulate in july 2011 and august and now i m going soon for 3rd time at dehli consulate with same university but with change in sponser ( my mother instead of my uncle) ………………….plz tell an i get the visa? PLZZZZZZZ REPLY

  40. Hi All,
    Iam Mujahid, I’ve completed my BE(Electronic Instrumentation) with 8.2 GPA on 10point scale in the year 2009. My visa interview is scheduled in first week of august 2011. I got my I20 for EE(fall semester) from a good university but i had an experience of 2years in irrelevant field to my applied subject. What should i do now??? How should i convince VO to grant me visa ??? Pleae help me i am really confused about this….

  41. Hi,
    I will be going to U.S for undergraduate studies. I got an I-20 from City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright college for Associate in Engineering. My visa interview is on 2nd August 2011. Please tell me what questions I am likely to be asked by the interviewer. I have no idea at all as I see everywhere Bachelor’s or Master’s related questions. Please help me, i am really tensed for the interview !!!!

    • They would ask you why you wish to do an AA degree in Engineering

      Which branch have u choosen

      future plans after AA

      Further Studies options which you may have!!!

      who is sponsoring you

      etc etc…

      - Rohit

  42. hello hsb

    i have one question i got an i20 from northern virginia,but i have doubt this university is not that good to get visa,please help me in this regards…….

  43. hi,
    i’ve applied for f1 visa to US.My TOFEL is 80, SAT is 1550 and 12th % is 76. I got selected to CSUN and my visa interview is on 25 july. My mother lives in US and she is the one sponsoring me. could my visa be rejected due to this. could you help me how i could convince the VO that i would come back to India?

    • It is rather difficult to convince the VO….

      You rather ask her to send the money to your local gene family member and ask that member to become the sponsorer….things can always change later on ;)

      - Rohit

  44. hi,
    i’ve applied for f1 visa to US. My mother lives in US and she is the one sponsoring me. could my visa be rejected due to this. could you help me how i could convince the VO that i would come back to India?

  45. Can we present the e-mail print for the proof that we have immediate contacts with the graduates and the faculty members of the University that we are going to appply ??????????????
    Or it just have no credits for V.O.

  46. ive a gre of 1050 and toefl of 98
    b.tech agg of 76(no backs)
    what r the questions that i can expect and the way i should answer them
    chances of getting visa?
    my date is on july 14th

  47. Hi frens !!!!!!This is me sharad..
    My Toefl score is 76 and my SAT score is 1350.
    Again my aggregate academic score is 78.9%.
    I have choosen Idaho state university for bachelor in Computer Science.
    Being nobody in USA AND ACCORDING TO MY academic background what r the questions that can be asked in interview which is on 20th july.
    How much percent is there chance of getting US visa 4m this documents???????
    please help me in this regards…….

    • As long as the VO doesn’t go into your SAT or TOEFL scores, you should be able to get the visa. Also depends on how fluently you speak English, your confidence (which largely depends on what you can backup your application with, like good scores, good admissions etc.) Can’t really put it on a percentile, many students with lower profiles get visa while others don’t.

      • Thank you 4 ur comment.But can u tell me what kinda questions can be aked 4m the computer science field by the VO except other than that of University one>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

        • 1. Why a Bachelors from the US?

          2. Why in Computer Science??

          3. Why US for computer Science and not any other country?

          4. How many universities did you apply ??

          5. How many admits and rejects!!

          6. Why did you choose ‘x’ university?

          7. Plans after bachelors??

          …..the list can go on and on…..

          so be confident and prepare well on all aspects

          All the best

          - Rohit

          • Pleze suggest me genuinly
            Does the Standard of the University affects the mentality of the VO for giving the F-1 Visa easily ?????????????
            ………………

            • Yes it does!!!! there are more than 3000 schools in USA and some of then are doing immigration fraud!! so YES they do influence the VO

              - ROhit

  48. Hey my visa interview is also on 14th Delhi consulate , I have GRE 1170(1000 in first attempt) IELTS 7 and did BSc Comp Sc.+P.G.D.C.A.I got admitted in Virginia Commonwealth University and Arkansas State university thouth i opted for VCU(i only applied to 2 colleges).I have only 1 back in 1st sem of PGDCA .
    What are my chances and my cousin bro is sponsoring me who has a web development company.
    ???????
    Please tell me what to expect ?

  49. Hi Everyone,

    My name is Pashanth. My gre score is 700 and my toefl is 80.My aggregate is 61% and i had 6 backlogs. I got an admission from NYIT and i am 2010 passout from last one year i am working as an IT recruiter.I have my visa interview on 14th july so what my question is if suppose i got question like what you have done last one year means can i tell that i worked as an a US IT recruiter will it effect my visa what are my chances of getting visa if i kept this experience please help me in this regards…….

    • hi prashanth,
      Did you get thru your visa interview, what were the questions asked.
      Could you tell me how much liquid assets did you show and how many sponsors in DS 160.
      Thanks

  50. Hi everyone,
    My name is Ben. My GRE score is 1160 and TOEFL is 80. My aggregate is 69.30% and have no backlogs. I got an I20 from LIU Brooklyn. I have my visa interview in Hyderabad on 13/July/2011. What are my chances of survival. Please do reply.

    • you have a very good academic back ground and you can get the visa easily.
      Just be prepare for the questions.

  51. Hi ,
    I have been working for 9 months in TCS (ios devlpr) ,gre-1320,cgpa 8.82(on 10 BE in biotech),toefl-104,I have been admitted to CMU(Pittsburgh US) for MS in Green Design which is a 9 months course.I have my brother living there on F1 visa too,any suggestions for my visa interview??
    Any comment wd b of great help:)

  52. i got toefl 93 n moreover having backlocks n my academics 60.2% n Also im doing the job from past 2 n half yrs ago.i want to do My MS in USA n been applied for F1.how is my interviews goes.pls give me opinons

    • Kiran

      I think you should do fine! Be well prepared for questions like: ” Why do you want to go to US ? ”

      ” Are you resigning from your current job and going to US to study? ”

      ” Why a Masters now at this time of your career ? ”

      ” Who is paying for your education?”

      All the best

      - Rohit

  53. I have Visa Interview on 12/july/2011 ,In Hyderabad .
    My Gre =1050 , 770 A ,280 V .
    My Toefl =99
    My Academics = 79.3%. I got I20 from Virginia International University ,
    The less score in my Verbal of Gre .will it effects in my Visa Interview??
    Plz give me ur opinions.

    • Hello Buddy, I enter through same school you have admission with, they required not neither TOEFL nor GRE, But it depends on your country, your performance with the VO will be judge best,be rest assure you wont be question much because VIU has good relation with all embassies. Good luck and see you here soon

    • Hey Ravi Kumar,

      Even I got I-20 from Virginia International University, did you get your visa? and where are you from?

      • Hi Ravi,

        Have you got the visa, i got admission from Virginia International University and hoping to attend on the i20 from viu. please post your visa interview. It will be helpful.

        thanks,
        madhu.

  54. Hello guys,
    I got admission in RIT for masters in graphic designing. I have a work experience for 5 years. I am going for masters after a long gap. Will this affect on my visa ? What should one answer if VO asks such a question.
    Also my brother is in usa on H1. I am unmarried and pursuing masters after a long gap.
    Can anyone suggest me answers to such questions?

    • Prachi ,

      Unless asked , do not mention about your brother being in the US on an H1B

      Doing masters after 5 years of work experience is not at all a bad thing!!

      If asked ” Why a Masters at this time of your career”?
      Suggested Answer : Sir / Madam , I have been working as a Graphic Designer for the past 5 years . I have shown growth and success in my position over the past 5 years. However , now I feel things are becoming a little stagnant in terms of growth to Managerial and / or Techno- Commercial levels!! Doing a Masters at this time AND COMING BACK TO MY COUNTRY , with 5 years of Work experience , I am sure to jump higher on the level of promotion , salary and work profile!!!

      I hope this helps !!!

      All the best

      - Rohit

  55. I got I-20 from NYIT university, he mention $30500(for 9 or 12 months) and the normal length of the period is 36months.
    Should I have to show the funds for 3years or 2years.
    Can you please suggest me

    • hi hari,
      Did you get thru your visa interview, what were the questions asked.
      Could you tell me how much liquid assets did you show and how many sponsors in DS 160.

      Thanks

    • Hi Hari! I am too planing to go to NYIT for MBA..For which course have you applied? And duration of my course was 2years on website but on I 20 it is shown as 3 years..Do you know why? And is an academic term = semester or annual year?

  56. Guys I have 7 backlogs… The reason for it is I worked for NGO (non Government Organization).. Can I specify this in my interview.. Some consultancy guy said.. Ur VISA immediately get rejected if u say so.. is that real… please advise.

    • YES!! NEVER GIVE AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR FAILURES!! Give examples of your success and achievements !! Having 7 backlogs , by any means does not undermine your capability to successfully complete a Masters program in the US!!!

      However your attitude of giving an Excuse for your Backlogs gets your Visa Rejected!!

      All the best

      - Rohit

  57. hii hsb

    iam siva frm hyd i have gt an i20 frm liu brooklyn gng to attend my visa interview.

    gre-730

    toefl-103

    acds-70%(1 backlogs)

    iam gtng very tensend that there is chance gtng visa rejected becoz of low gre

    can any one help me plz……………….

    • If any one see you GRE score will create a doubt on your TOEFL score. (please don’t take it as offence). Prepare answer for that why your GRE score is so low?

      There is nothing like visa rejection due to this. Prepare solid answer and be confident.
      All the best!!!!

  58. Add any document that will make you meet the Visa requirement is very necessary. never take that for granted …thanks

  59. Hi I have a problem here
    I am an ece student in btech and now I am going to visa with computer science as majer for masters
    Is it going to be any problem for my visa?

  60. HI FOLKS,.. PLZ , I WANT YOU TO HELP ME OUT WITH THIS… I GOT MY I-20 FOR BARCHELOR….
    I AM APPLYING FOR F1 VISA AGAIN FOR FALL… I GOT MY VISA IN JANUARY FOR SPRING BUT MY VISA WAS DELAYED DUE TO LONG ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND MY START DATE FOR SPRING PASSED AWAY SO I COULDN’T MAKE IT. I DECIDED TO DEFER TO FALL 2011…
    NOW, I WILL BE GOING FOR MY INTERVIEW ANY MOMENT FROM NOW AND WANT TO ASK IF WHETHER USING A DIFFERENT SPONSORSHIP AND BANK STATEMENT WILL AFFECT ME OR NOT BECAUSE THE SPONSORSHIP I USED FOR THE FIRST VISA I HAD IS NO LONGER IN THIS COUNTRY…
    AND THE SECOND QUESTION IS THAT, CAN THE VISA I HAD INCREASE MY CHANCES OF GETTING THE VISA??? THANK YOU AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM U SOON…. FROM GHANA

    • Yes u can get another visa in the embassy, but u will need to use another statemnet of account and you will have to use another sponsure and you will write another sponsurship letter to cover up and also you will need to make the statement of account have a lot of money in the account so that dey can know that you fit in to go for the school, if you have gotten visa before from somewere else those not meen dat you are not going to get another one. just pray to god and yu will get it and also make sure dat it is abuja embassy taht you will go get the visa this time. or u can aswell get tit at ghana too. any one that pays you. my name is segun, i am a nigerian, i leave in lagos. and am also an international student in minnesota stste university that is yet to go for interview @ the embassy. Take care. dont thing about it, justpray to god and he will help you out in jesus name i ray for you.

  61. hii hsb

    iam siva frm hyd i have gt an i20 frm liu brooklyn gng to attend my visa interview.

    gre-730

    toefl-103

    acds-70%(1 backlogs)

    iam gtng very tensend that there is chance gtng visa rejected becoz of low gre

    can any one help me plz……………….

  62. I had dat in Abuja Embassy, That they give Visa well Than Lagos, that if u have confident in wht you r saying you r going to get the Visa

  63. Hi Friends!
    Thanks to all HSB users & HSB.
    My F-1 visa has been approved at Mumbai Consulate after in first attempt with interesting climax during interview session at 7.45am for Northern Michigan University for MS. Kinesiology & Exercise Science.

  64. hello hsb

    i have one question my friend got an i20 from International Technogical University san jose california,but i have doubt this university is not that good to get visa

  65. I am applying for MPH masters of public health course fall 2011.
    My study is sponsored by my employer , if the same i would tell VO .. will that cast any negative effect on my visa approval or rejection.
    thanks

  66. I got admission from Pace university-New York for MPA.
    I want to do PHD after my Masters.
    What do you suggest for my interview? If VO asks me about my plan after graduation.
    Thank you

    • hey i think i share thesame concerns as you do. coincidentally i got admitted into pace university and i am yet to get a response to that question
      please let me know soon as u get an answer to the question once u have it thank you

  67. Hi, my name is shiva ram.
    GRE: 1260
    TOEFL: 100
    UG(B.tech): 62% with 5 backlogs
    having 1year 8 months of exp. in power sector.
    want to apply for MS in MIS.
    * can i get visa considering my backlogs and UG % ??

  68. any one went to hyd consulate for visa? some ppl tell that consulate asking gre and large number of rejections in this week i am going to visa on 12th may plz give fast reply

  69. hello, i am deepali.. i got an admit from X university…now i am applying for the visa but the problem is with , i had a very less gre i.e 850 and high Toefl i.e 97..
    would it be a problem in visa with my toefl score??? can you plz suggest me….i am so scared of it…..

    • I dont think it should be a source of worry to you, first of all your GRE or TOEFFL was review by the school before your admission was given . so once you have your admission no big deal at all just practice for your interview. what you should be concern at this material moment is to make your you have enough money in your account as well as your sponsor and gather your particulars relevant for the interview. please do not panic when your going for the interview, just be yourself and smile to the interviewer. all the best .cheers

    • GRE and TOEFL scores are not worry at all for visa interview …but u must have prepared for reason ..why u have low gre score?? u can say..yah i know i have a bit low scores ….but my acad is good,TOEFL is good …..so i have admits for these good unis. so i am satisfied with it……some thing like that …just turn the direction at ur good side….

    • Hello guyz, thanks for the reply and also i thank for your suggestions . I hope dat it would be more encouraging for me. Once again THANKS!!!

  70. i had a visa interview on 5th of may…it took almost 1.5 mints…it was fine ..he seems convinced …but for last 5-10 seconds i was completely blanked…he spoke a sentence i still not remember what he was telling.!!..he kept my passport …with that mind(blanked) i thought ..i got visa..i asked him..approved?? he said something(i think it was” it will rich at provided address ..i am not sure but….)i waited for 2-3 seconds..and left with smiling face ..i knew that if they kept your passport means ur accepted..but i got info that some times u get ur passport with rejection?? so..lost that smiling face :(

    any one who can help me here?? what should i do?? what would be the status at “track ur visa ” on VFS site…please reply as soon as possible…ny 1 please ???

    • Hi nirbesh, congratulation in advance and if i were you i would have been making my preparing and enjoying. in my country that means you have gone through the interview and you should be cool and wait patiently without any doubt.all the best of luck..

      • Hi nirbesh, congratulation in advance and if i were you i would have been making my preparing and enjoying. in my country that means you have gone through the interview and you should be cool and wait patiently without any doubt. also once you were not given a 212g form (this form will tell you if you are going to be refuse and the reason for the refusal). all the best of luck..

        • Yah i was not given any type of form by him ,i gone through the VFS site regarding 212g form..but i am worried because i am from aerospace field ,so there could be halt for my passport due to security reasons……….hoping that….. everything would be fine…
          Thank you brother,,,
          feeling a bit relaxed now…

  71. Hiii

    I am prajna and i am an indian.I have applied in university of houston for graduate study from US and i am admitted.Now i am in a state of confusion from where to apply for my student visa,from US or from India?I am currently in US.Could u guys assist me on that ,it would be a great help for me?Thanks .

    • Hi, what is the state of your stay in USA? are u a perminent residence or your on visit with a valid Visa. let me know so i can help you in any way that i can.cheers

  72. hi everyone,pls am a nigerian and i'll be having my f1 interview on may 17 2011,i got i20 frm houston community college for pre nursing studies(associate degree), in my ds 160 i stated dat i'll stay in u.s for five years to complete my bachelors in a uni but my i20 stated 40months,if vo ask for my duration of state wat shld be my response.

    • Q1)does it matter for an F-1 visa if you have never travelled out of country before??

      Q2) does it matter if your sponsorer is from US and not india???

    • Hi, Did you fill the ds160 form or some one else did on your behalf.mine you that what ever you fill on their website the have a copy already waiting for you. so if i were you i would just go there and when your ask tell them that you made a mistake when you were filling the form, anyway your aswer should what ever is on your i20. the is the important issue and most of your question will be on your i20.thanks

  73. Hello Guys!!!

    I am applying for the F1 visa in Feb 2011. I am 3 years experience in HSBC and i have complete B.Sc computer science in 2008. I have applied for only one university. ie., ITU. Will they mark me down if i have only one university. Please help me out. So that i can get ready with my documents accordingly. I will be waiting for your reply.

    Thanks

    Byee

  74. hey hsb

    iam appling for march intake for usa,i did advance diploma in business management from uk in 2008 than i took admission in new college in 2009 n did pg diploma in business management,but after 14 months my visa got rejected my college was not there in tier 4 it was there when i took admission but suddenly it was out from tier 4 and,uk border agency askd me to appeal for visa again but i did not and came back india as in uk only student suffer because of colleges and border agency,i have applied for sme colleges and did not write toefl or ielts r gre as they told me without these i can apply as i was international student for 3 years,pls advice me my visa rejected would affect me on usa visa or not as i did not even appeal n cme back is this advantage for me or not

    thank u

  75. This site helps a lot, i would like to ask u some questions that are in my mind, i have refused my f1 visa march 31st 2010 for entry to the US which i have been admitted for summer session 2010 in one of US universities. the interview was good until i have showed my sponsor's bank statement. the vo told me that, i am disqualified for the student visa; i asked the reason and the vo told me that my financial support was not enough (i was there with $ 21,000, but the tuition was $22,444 for my education. the vo was right!), i have got admission from the same university for the summer session 2011 undergraduate with the same major. so i would like to call for ur help for the following questions: (i put words in parenthesis to make things clear)

    1.What should i say if the vo asks me "why didn't you reapply for the next session from your first student visa rejection?" (i have been studying in my former university since i have refused for the visa.)

    2. What is changed now from your first application? (nothing has changed from the previous application except i am goin to improve the bank statement)

    3. How much money should i have to show for the vo?

    4. I didn't apply to any other university, so what should i say if the vo ask me "why didn't u apply to another university?"

    5. My uncle was the sponsor , what will be the problem if he sponsor me for the second time with good bank statement?

  76. Can anybody help me?I am going to US as a part of collaboration between my college and Pennsylvania State University.I am in 2nd year right now and will apply for third year in US.As i am not going for masters but for bachelors what type of questions can be asked?

  77. TSU offered me Pre-Pharmacy and requested for my SAT Score,currently i'm in a nursing college.Pls how do i answer when asked about the relationship between the two programmes.

  78. I requesting you to suggest some list of universities according to TOEFL score 70(R-16, L-14, S-19, W-21), GRE scare 950(V-300, Q-650, W-2.5), and my BE(CSE) Percentage is 72%. I am going to apply by tomorrow, so I need it as soon as possible. I hope you'll do it. Thank you.

    • I HOPE ITS BETTER TO REWRITE THE TOEFL BECAUSE MINIMUM TOEFL IS 79,80.EVEN WITH 70 YOU GET FEW GOOD UNIVERSITIES BUT THEY GIVE CONDITIONAL OFFER LETTERS SAYS ELS PROGRAM SHOULD BE TAKEN…….

    • u can try TOEFL once more…u r acad is good..if u can get near about 80 in TOEFL …than u can try CSU northridge,TAMUK,CSU LA,CSU F

  79. I would like to add some more details abt me.

    presently i am working for MNC and have 5 years of experience in IT. I have low toefl score as i didnt get enough time to prepare due to my job deadlines.

    • That is not a valid reason for low score. If you are taking GRE or TOEFL test, you are supposed to find find to prepare for the exam. Try to retake TOEFL if the score is less than 70.

  80. Hi All,

    My visa got rejected on 3rd jan. I think its because i didnt write GRE. Please can somebody let me know if i can apply again.

    My interview details

    1)which university

    ITU

    2)why this university

    said

    3)other admits

    I said CTU awaiting

    4)Dosent CTU need GRE

    i said yes by mistake

    5)Do you have

    I said NO

    Actually CTU doesnt need GRE. The university ask for toefl IELTS

    Please can anybody let me know if can try my luck again

    • dude, you just did a blunder by going for ITU, it is shady university and VO knws what to do with these interviews…..i.e…rajection….just try again but with very good university…ok…best of luck

  81. hello all, i have small question that is . i have attend the f1 visa interview on DEC 30 2009 and Jan 8 2010. So my question i have rejected twice in last 12 months,so i cant book slot under emergency ,if i book slot after DEC 30 is it OK ,can i book emergency slot.please reply i am in a bit confusion thank you in advance.

  82. Okay, I have a relevant question.

    My goal for my MS course is research in this experimental technology in aerospace engineering. What should I answer if they ask me something like, if you're so interested in research why arn't you trying out for a PhD?

  83. hi guys… i hav my visa interview on 20th dec… i hav done mba(2010 passout)…i got admitted to MS Info Tech & Mangmnt… if they ask the qstn " you have done ur masters then again y u r going for MS ?"

    please help me for this qstn i wat way i can convince him

  84. got an admit for the spring 2011 semester for my undergraduation in psychology…. my main worry is its been 2 years after i passed out of high school… my mother passed away that year… it affected quite a few things for me.. now want to continue my education… how do i go abt this in the interview??? n how am i to prove this?? or should i carry proof?

    • They only concerned about your intention in there country. Your finances, prove of going there to study and ready to depart when you finish are what the where concern about.

      2 years is not much a waiting time, even if you wish to further in your country ,you might have admission delayed more than that too.

      If you are working within that period, filled it in the form and go with a proof. I did Mine August and I am rounding up a semester in US now

    • usually sponsers names will not be mentioned on I20, you should answer carefully when they ask you about sponsers. As per my knowledge better to have 1 sponser even though no problem if can able to produce documents for that. Answering your question in short is key to sucess in US visa office.

      all the best

  85. Hi. I have given my uncle name as a sponsor. My parents also sponsoring me but its not mentioned in I20.. Could i say to VO that, my parents are the sponsors?

  86. hi

    i hav my visa interview on 20 th dec.I am post graduate student with specialization in biochemistry.i hav applied for master's in biochemistry in USA .I got I 20 and i think that the vo would certainly ask me why dual masters?plz help me out in ans this question

    • certainly yes, but you have to be courageous to tell him about the exposure it will bring to you and add more value in the intentional studies of bio-chemistry .aside that you need to also express your desire in going into in depth knowledge on research and you personal choose USA because the are the leading country in research.etc

  87. No no nothing like that the only matter in visa interview z ur confidence .Be brave nd very confident in frnt f VO u ll b success . ALL THE BEST

  88. Hi all,

    I'm going 2 face the f-1 visa interview on 23rd nov.

    if u have any exp. plz share with me.

    this is my second attempt.

  89. hii hsb

    iam praneethi iam frm hyd i have gt an i20 frm bridgeport iam gng to attend my visa interview on dec 8

    gre-750

    toefl-99

    acds-72%(4 backlogs)

    and i have 5000$ funding from the university

    iam gtng very tensend that there is chance gtng visa rejected becoz of low gre

    can any one help me plz……………….

    • hi praneethi, im karthik. i also got i20 from bridgeport. my visa interview is on nov 29th. plz tell me how ur interview went…

    • Hi. I also got I20 from university of bridgeport. Major in computer science. Is there any eligiblity criteria for getting funds from this university? Whats your major?

          • Hey Karthik.. Well first of all many many congrats to you for your US visa approval. It would be really kind and helpful for all of us if you can share your visa interview experience with us. And one thing more whats ur TOEFL score and in which course did you applied in UB. I have applied in MBA in UB. I am yet to face the visa interview. So if you can share ur visa interview questions and answers with us it would be a lot of help for us. And from which state did you applied your US visa.

            Anyways once again congrats for your US visa. Have fun…

            • my interview went on smoothly. 1st question was "wat r u going to study in US?" and 2nd was "tell me abt ur final yr project." thats it..! i answered all of them confidently and got my visa. i applied for MS in CS at UB and my toefl score is 102.

              • Hi karthik. Where and when yu have attended a visa interview? I too applied for MS in CS at UB.. Can yu give me some tips to prepare for visa interview. Mine is on dec 21st at chennai consulate.

  90. I have my interview on 17th Nov. First time i was rejected for fall. This time i have applied for different university???

    Will the VO ask me why have you changed your univ???

    and what are the other Q's that i can expect???

    Plz ans to these Q's…

  91. Actually im going to have interview on nov 17th .. what qestions will be asked for spring semester students ?

  92. i was rejected in 2009 dec, then i got my admission deferred to summer 2010 then also i was rejected,

    now i have applied for FALL -2010 for MBA where previous admissions ver for Masters in Engineering Management, as i have been workin for the last one year thot i would change my field of course, will the attempt hurt me

    Please reply for my query

    • Do you know the reason why your visa was rejected? If so address that problem during this visa interview.

      • I was rejected on the bases of academics for the 1st time, second time, but the third time i told 3 backloks where i had 8 in told the same in 1st interview

  93. Hi All,

    My visa was rejected 3 times i was not asked more than 3 question

    1. which univ

    2. aggregate- 58

    3.backlogs-8

    then i was rejected.

    Can any one help me how can i face the VO with a better result

  94. Hello,

    This is raj,Iam btech passed out in the year 2007 and i got my masters from middlesex uni,london.Now iam planning to do MBA in US,I got 950 gre and tofel 108.I have no time to take GMAT,do it creates any problem of getting the visa.

    Could please suggest me the possibilities of getting visa.

    Replys are appreciated…..

    Thanking you

  95. hello

    smart guys i am a preparing to go for an f1 student visa interview

    and will be going in for undergraduate studies in computer science please

    what do i need to know you can contact me via my email address as i was desperately looking for help be4 i stumbled into your web site

    i will be more than great full if you can attend to me sir

    Regards

    lukaas.

  96. Hi,
    I am waiting for my I-20 letter from the university.
    I have score 1150 in GRE and 96 in toefl.

    The initial fee asked by the university including personal expenses is $4000.

    Is this amount sufficient to be shown on my bank statement for the visa interview?
    How much time does it take to process a F-1 Visa?

    My classes start on 18th,Oct.

    Regards,
    Rahul

  97. Frnds i gt I20 without Gre n Toefl. so i hav 2 go 2 interview so plz plz help me wat kind of Q's will be put n if possible answers too….

  98. hi frnd im gng 2 fce intrvw on 11aug 2010. on undrgrdte progrm. wht typ of 'Q' VO ask me.. plz hlp…

    • Hi mustafa,

      you don't have to panic at all but make sure you are neatly dress and smile whiles looking in his eyes.also make sure you go with the following.

      1.copies of your financial statement

      2.copies of your sevis fee receipt.make sure the receipt is confirm online be4 going,you can also print the receipt online

      3.your sponsor letter and his financial statement

      4.all original result slip/educational.

      5.all important document.

  99. HI, I AM SYED IBRAHIM ASIF completed my intermediate in (2007) with 50.5% I applied for under graduate in devry university(california) . So according to your experience what 'Q' they ask me and I was working with my dad in our company (progressive engineering work) i request u to give all the details, what they ask, how should I answer them, i need each and every details of interview. And most important is devry didn'd ask for any exam like GRE, TOEFL, IELTS. I submitted LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION , REFERENCE LETTER , ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE and they conducted ONLINE EXAM.

  100. Dear Sir

    I am Baljinder Singh. I have applied for Concordia University Wisconcin. How much liqid money for show in the bank account.The total cost off expences include fee,residence,meal and books $30,000 for one year.So plese give me information about this.I will be thankfull to you.

  101. hi friends i have faced my interview on 27th july..im electrical engineer i got rejected becoz of 12 backlogs….. i didnt satisfy vo properly so plzzzzzzzzz help me to give answers regarding 12 back logs

    • vo:y u hav so many backlogs ?

      i:i didnt focus on dat subjects becoz those subjects were easy so i was focussing on tough subjects and…………………..

      dats the reason i got rejected

      im going to face interview soon again plz send me good answers…

  102. hy
    i m fahad from karachi , pakistan.i welcome to all participants giving their precious views and asking tackling questions is realy marvellous.my background in that i have done bcom from karachi in year 2002 since then i havent persue my education due to many reasons now i wanted to study in usa as undergraduate but i m afraid my visa may be rejected due to huge gap i study ,do they really bother in asking what i have been doing since then. i would be highly obliged if any one answer to this question thanks and regards
    fahad

  103. Hi friends,
    i have my visa interview scheduled two weeks later,
    few questions …i hope u will answer dem 4 me.
    1. i applied only to one university ie neu cos my aunt lives in boston.wat reasons i give to vo for this cos obviously i dnt want to shw my acquaintance in US.?
    2.substantial reason for "coming back" to india?cos i really wanna cum bac
    3.wat if my transactions are jus a month old?

  104. hello i am sandeep singh sidhu i apply for post graduation course in computer scince in concordia university wisconsin.they aceept me as there as student although i dont give tofel test but i give ilets test.can i will get visa easily?

  105. Hey friends i have to face visa interview on 26th july. My TOEFL score is 69. is it affect me in getting visa? Wish me best luck………………..

  106. Hi,

    I had my visa intw on 13-July-2010.

    I was asked all simple questions related to my academics and funding. But I had mentioned in my application that I am undergoing treatment for TB from past 2 and a half months. I produced the medical records to show that I am not infectious and I am fit to go to US for my higher studies(MS in ECE). At this point, the interviewer asked me to undergo TB test from Apollo heart center at chennai. The doctor at apollo heart center needs a letter or a mail from US consulate stating what are the tests they need to perform. I have mailed the US consulate and waiting for their reply.

    My visa is still in "processing" state.

    Does anyone have an idea as to what tests they would ask me to undergo? This is worrying me as I have less time. I need to leave on 6th Aug as I am expected to be in US by 13th aug.

    Thanks in advance.

  107. I had an interview on the 07/07/2010,after going through the process be4 meeting the consular

    me. hi

    vo,hi

    vo.ur going to the US

    me.yes

    vo.for wat

    me.studies

    vo.i see

    vo.which school

    me i stated

    vo.do u have any sponsor

    me.yes

    vo.who

    me. my uncle

    vo.what work is he doing

    me.his a farmer

    vo.then she ask for all document,and after checking my Sevis fee payment but it was nt confirm,then she gave me a white form 212g and saying i should come back wen that is confirm wit the confirmation receipt.

    infact an confuse,can somebody advice me.but that same afternoon the sevis fee confirmation was sent.

  108. Hiiiiiiii…..i attended my visa interview on 8th july 2010

    Friends it is very cool and don't b tensed……jst b confident to ur answers…..

    my interview is like this…..

    Me: gud mrng mam

    V.O:gud mrng

    V.O: Y this university only?

    Me: told

    V.O: do u have ANY backlogs

    Me: no

    V.O:vat is ur %

    Me: 85%

    V.O: vat is ur father

    ME: told

    V.O: vat is mother

    Me: told

    V.O: to issue ur visa we need to do some processing go to counter 15

    that's it

    ALL D BEST FOR EVERYBODY…….

  109. I had my inetrview at hyderabad us consulate in a very cool manner and here is my experience…………..

    First they will chech our dsform and sevis form along with hdfc bank receipt at entrance counter, if they are ok, then they will ask us to go to counter where finger prints are taken and after finger prints of ten fingers are taken, then will give us a number and ask us to wait, then they will call our number and ask us to go a couter where interview takes place………………..

    Me: gud mrg vo

    Vo: gud mrg

    Vo: did u completed b.pharmacy by looking into the pc

    Me: then i understood that he is looking my dsform, i said yes sir i completed b.pharmacy

    Vo: when did u completd b.pharmacy

    Me: yes sir i completed b.pharmacy

    Vo: when did u completd

    Me: april 2010

    Vo: do u have any backlogs

    Me: no sir

    Vo: what's ur %

    Me: 81.12%

    Vo: what r ur parents

    Me: said bussiness and also agricultral lands

    Vo: how many acres are u having

    Me: told

    Vo: asked me to go to counter 15 and there gave me 221g

    • HI PRAVIN……..

      LET ME KNOW THE MEANING OF THE 221g. THIS SENTENCE I MENTIONED BELOW FROM YOUR VISA INTERVIEW.

      asked me to go to counter 15 and there gave me 221g

  110. hey guys……

    my visa interview date is 20th july…….and i m quite worried about it……..i got i-20 from two universities 1) STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    2) NJIT

    my course is M.S. in Engineering Management……………

    would you anybody pls help me to give answer of this question………" WHAT WILL YOU DO AFTER M.S.? WHAT'S SURETY THAT YOU WILL COME BACK?"

    pls help me…………

    i hope i'll get my answer soon……

    THANK YOU.

    • yaa definately i will come back to india…i have the responsibilty towards my parents… and i wanna to work for the india…..to give apply better skills to my indian companies…eventhough if i coud not able to get a job in india i can happily live wih my parents my parents have enough many to survive me

  111. hi,

    my visa was rejected last week , have my second interview in july.wanted to know if i have to fill a ds 160 again and can i do any correction in my form this time or do i have to give exactly the same information ?

    last time i didn't fill the monthly income section ,so can i do it this time?I read that our interview is recorded so when we go for the second time do they have time to look to our previous interview?can i change any of my answers in my second interview? i would appreciate if somebody could take few minutes and answer my doubts.

  112. Hi,

    I got admission to study at the University of Charleston with a partly scholarship to study Business Administration and Management,i have also had an appointment for interview with the US VO in two weeks time.Am confuse with possibly question and answers please help me go through this interview.thanks hearing from you soon

  113. I will be going for my second interview with US embassy soon, which i know will be the last.I was not convinced the VO enough first time. what is the best answer to the question how did u know about your school my answer was Internet ,secondly, he asked, what other schools you applied to ? I mention another school in UK he was later asked what are the document you submitted to the school to got your admission letter ? I was nervous and mention Bank statement and Academic transcript alone and I was denied the chance. my question now is thus : Is there any records for my last answers ? I would have prefer changing the source i knew about the school if it wouldn't affect, Applied to other schools apart from US, whats the implication ?

    • hi kay ,

      how r u

      dont be nervous first of all . if u r nervous u will lose even if u are about to win

      second , the vo records all the interview phonically as well as visually they employ sound recorders and cameras

      third , there r two visa officers at the once who will see u

      ya two

      one will in front of u and the other will be behind the scene watching u visually on the screen as well as hearing u by head phone

      they keep all the data for the like 50 years or sixty years so no change of answer even though u can better modify them

      i mean they record ur body language as well as ur voice

      so no chance of being nervous

      • Thanks all,

        I got it 2day by Gods favor

        it goes thus:

        VO:(after checking my info on the system) so you are here before ?

        ME: yes sir

        VO: hope uve take care of why you were refused ?

        ME : (Laugh)I did

        VO: U want to study for your masters in ………….. school with ……. course

        ME: yea

        VO : How many schools did you applied to ?

        ME : ONE

        VO : what about in UK ?

        ME :(because i mentioned it in my first interview) yes ,but it was long ,immediately i graduated

        VO :who is sponsoring you ?

        ME : my blood brother

        VO: can i see is statement of account ?

        ME : i gave it to him and i wanted to give him sponsorship letter

        VO: dont bother im slow in checking documents

        VO :When did you finished your high school?

        ME : (I have forgotten)come again sir, he did. i said sir iam a graduate, and i graduated 2007

        VO : what av u been doing since graduation

        ME : I did a year compulsory service and i worked after then with …….

        VO : what are your job functions there ?

        ME : ……………….

        VO : what next after you finished your study ?

        ME : Coming back home to work

        VO : (Jokingly) hope you wont come back to involve in internet scam ? (he asked due to my course)

        ME: (laughs) not at all

        VO : CONGRATS ………………………….

        There is no chance to talk much, so please drop the habit of cramming

        TO GOD ALL BE THE GLORY

        • This is a very rare interview experience. It will surely boost the confidence of nervous graduates like me. Thank you so much for posting it. Hope your studies are going fine. Loved your experience.:)

  114. Hi,

    I got admit in MS in Environmental Engg at Penn State for Fall 2010. I have completed my M.Tech. in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering and for the past 1 year had been working as a Junior Research Fellow in microbial fuel cell, an interdisciplinary research topic. I wanted to pursue PhD on this field, hence applied only to those univs where work was carried on (for some other constraints I could apply to only to 3 univs in all). I got acceptance from Penn State for MS (they had a few subject requirements for PhD which I hadn’t done, I guess that is the reason they offered me MS, maybe also because of the change in field of study) but without funding. I plan to go there, pursue MS, try for funding as well (my father has money for the first year, and can arrange for 2nd year as well, but definitely would prefer some funding in the univ), and then apply through the internal exams for PhD, else apply to some other univ (US or Europe) for PhD.

    Do I tell the VO that I intend to pursue PhD after this, and if possible in the same univ? Will keeping the intended duration of stay in the DS160 form same as the course duration (24 months) pose a problem in this regard? If I tell him that I intend to pursue PhD, how do I convince him that I’ll come back to my country (since most pursue at least a couple of Post-Doc tenures in the US itself after PhD)?

  115. Hi guys, my US F-1 Visa was approved just two hours back by US VO. This website helped me a lot to conquer the Visa interview despite of a low TOEFL score which is 81. Here is the interview experience:

    I: Good Afternoon Sir

    VO: Good afternoon Mr. Deepak

    VO: which course did you apply for?

    I: MBA in financial Management

    VO: Which college/university?

    I: Pace University Lubin School of Business

    VO: Why only Pace? Why not any other university?

    I: Pace university Lubin school of business is well renowned for it MBA program in finance. It has real time trading floor and provides you real experience rather than just theoretical knowledge. There are only few Business Schools ahead of Lubin School when it comes to MBA in finance. Business School ahead of Lubin School in MBA Finance ranking are Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, NY Stern, Rochester Simon ……..

    VO interrupted me and said "Ok"

    VO: What is location of your school?

    I: It’s in Westchester but it has two more campuses in New York city & Pleasantville though Pleasantville is not for graduates.

    VO: Which universities did you apply?

    I: mentioned 5 names X, Y, Z …….

    VO: Did you get any acceptance from them.

    I: Yes, I got acceptance from three and mentioned X, Y, U with scholarship amounts.

    VO: What do your parents do?

    I: My father is a Haryana Govt. employee and mother is a housewife.

    VO: Where are you from?

    I: Haryana

    VO started looking into my file on computer and I asked him for a query.

    I: Sir, I have to say something. Can I?

    VO: yes, sure

    I: Actually, I forgot to mention some important information in my DS-160 so I filled a new DS-160 form which you have with you.

    VO: thats ok, no problem. Your Visa is approved.

    It’s pretty easy if you prepare in advance guys. Even if you have low scores or your duration of course on I-20 is more than the normal program length, it'll not hurt your chances of getting visa. Only thing is that you should know how to justify your low scores. One more thing, VO takes a great concentration on your information that you have provided into DS-160. Fill your DS-160 with great care. Some guys complain that VOs are dumb and they reject visas without any reason. Well, VOs are well trained and have vast experience. Just by looking at your DS-160 they can tell about you.

    Here is one example:

    In DS-160 one question is “How long do you intend to stay in US?"

    You answered "36 months" in DS-160.

    If your course duration as mentioned on I-20 is 24 months.

    Now during Interview VO will ask the same question in different style. Question might be like this "Will you come back to India as soon as you complete your course?"

    Most of us will say "yes for sure"

    But guys what about the answer which you have provided in DS-160. (It was 36 months)

    VO is not dumb. He has your whole profile in front of him during interview and he is looking at the same thing at that time. The moment you said, “yes for sure". He will say only these words' “Sorry, we can't give you a visa" because you’re lying. In DS-160 you’re saying you’ll stay for 36 months and now during interview you’re saying that you will come back after 24 months. VO is smart enough to find this.

    So fill all forms very carefully and answer questions in DS-160 after thinking 10 times. Even if you're planning to go to US one month before your course commencement date then include it in your intended length of stay.

    I hope this information will help you.

    Best of luck

  116. Dear All,
    Completed MBA in finance & marketing & 3 years of experience in insurance sector. Now I am planning for doing my Executive MBA by this fall. I have applied for 2 universities & waiting for my I20. Did anybody knows about know about “Work study program” , Is it possible to get 40 hrs work permit along with my I20 (as i was told by one of the consultancy) I have not given any kind of tests like GRE & TOFEL.
    what can i say to Visa officer for getting visa? If they ask me about MBA second time?? help me out

  117. Dear All,
    Completed MBA in finance & marketing & 3 years of experience in insurance sector. Now I am planning for doing my Executive MBA by this fall. I have applied for 2 universities & waiting for my I20. Did anybody knows about know about "Work study program" , Is it possible to get 40 hrs work permit along with my I20 (as i was one of the consultancy) I have not given any kind of tests like GRE & TOFEL.
    what can i say to Visa officer for getting visa? If they ask me about MBA second time?? help me out

  118. hey, i don't really think i did so.. as far as i know i posted this question in the live chat which happened a few days back, which was not answered there and so i posted it here.. well, if this has happened, it must have been by mistake, and i m sovie about that

  119. i am preparing for my embasy interview.please help me.u can give e details on my e mail id.thanking you mohd shahbaaz

  120. Hey Folks, problem !! already applied to 5 UNIZ for fall 2010,got one I20 so far.
    written the Gre twice in 2 months without prep.
    First gre score – 730
    Second gre score – 890
    toefl -90
    UG aggregate – 78 %
    good sop and lors
    have some computer courses certificates
    good co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
    NO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS !!
    well,here is my problem.i am currently waiting I20 from my most preferable UNI.i would schedule for the VISA intervw the day i got it.i want to ask all you smart people about my VISA CHANCES !!! will i get a FI VISA with the above said credentials. i know the GRE scores are low but i have seen people getting through with scores touching 800 as well. kindly encourage and i shall not forget you.

  121. Hi,
    I have worked in an MNC for 1.5 years until Oct 2008 and i have been working with an NGO since the last 18 months. I joined this NGO as part time (as was studying too) and for few months it was voluntary. Then they started paying me since last year, but when I filed the income tax return, I did not state about the NGO's salary part, but mentioned only about the previous job. My question is that, will this have any sort of negative impact that the return i filed last year had no mention about my new job??

  122. In my own opinion, if the potential student has met the minimum requirements of getting into U.S, Canada or any country as the case may be in their academic qualifications and proof of strong financial funding, the only condition that might still make the VO to reject someone's visa stamping due to lack of strong ties to the person's home country is when you are unable to show proofs by:
    - being inconsistent in your answers. Try and relax while responding to their questions cos they know your main reason of being there,
    - not convincing them enough of your ability to come back immediately after your studies even if you intend to stay back for sometime cos they know the number that come back,
    - not showing them what you've been doing since you left the University cos they believe a gap in your education might result in your inability to pick up fast, say by working in a field related to your field of study (don't forget you'd have to show proof by providing your employment letter, last pay slip etc), studying in school or even doing a research,
    - by not showing them of proofs of professional bodies, associations and affiliations you've been a part of or belong to say from your University days till date. Being an active member and attending conferences, seminars etc., is a strong point here. You can come with your certificates and merit awards.
    - not relating the prospects of your future course of study in your home country when you are back from your studies,
    - Also, some courses are seen as having some potential security risks, so try and limit what you intend to study and it's purpose to your home country when your through by pointing the positive aspects more often than the negative side,
    - Finally, showing them family pictures, marriage certificate and your children birth certificates. The former is good when you have limited family members and mostly grown-ups where probably your not the first cos they'd see it that you've got people that would make you come back and probably, you've less people to take care of while the latter, shows them that you've dependents that you won't forget so easily.

  123. In my own opinion, if the potential student has met the minimum requirements of getting into U.S, Canada or any country as the case may be in their academic qualifications and proof of strong financial funding, the only condition that might still make the VO to reject someone's visa stamping due to lack of strong ties to the person's home country is when you are unable to show proofs by:
    - being inconsistent in your answers. Try and relax while responding to their questions cos they know your main reason of being there,
    - not convincing them enough of your ability to come back immediately after your studies even if you intend to stay back for sometime cos they know the number that come back,
    - not showing them what you've been doing since you left the University cos they believe a gap in your education might result in your inability to pick up fast, say by working in a field related to your field of study (don't forget you'd have to show proof by providing your employment letter, last pay slip etc), studying in school or even doing a research,
    - by not showing them of proofs of professional bodies, associations and affiliations you've been a part of or belong to say from your University days till date. Being an active member and attending conferences, seminars etc., is a strong point here. You can come with your certificates and merit awards.
    - not relating the prospects of your future course of study in your home country when you are back from your studies,
    - Also, some courses are seen as having some potential security risks, so try and limit what you intend to study and it's purpose to your home country when your through by pointing the positive aspects more often than the negative side,
    - Finally, showing them family pictures, marriage certificate and your children birth certificates. The former is good when you have limited family members and mostly grown-ups where probably your not the first cos they'd see it that you've got people that would make you come back and probably, you've less people to take care of while the latter, shows them that you've dependents that you won't forget so easily.

  124. In my own opinion, if the potential student has met the minimum requirements of getting into U.S or even Canada as the case may be in their academic qualifications and proof of strong financial funding, the only condition that might still make the VO to reject someone's visa stamping due to lack of strong ties to the person's home country is when you are unable to show proofs by:
    - being inconsistent in your answers. Try and relax while responding to their questions cos they know your main reason of being there,
    - not convincing them enough of your ability to come back immediately after your studies even if you intend to stay back for sometime cos they know the number that come back,
    - not showing them what you've been doing since you left the University cos they believe a gap in your education might result in your inability to pick up fast, say by working in a field related to your field of study (don't forget you'd have to show proof by providing your employment letter, last pay slip etc), studying in school or even doing a research,
    - by not showing them of proofs of professional bodies, associations and affiliations you've been a part of or belong to say from your University days till date. Being an active member and attending conferences, seminars etc., is a strong point here. You can come with your certificates and merit awards.
    - not relating the prospects of your future course of study in your home country when you are back from your studies,
    - Also, some courses are seen as having some potential security risks, so try and limit what you intend to study and it's purpose to your home country when your through by pointing the positive aspects more often than the negative side,
    - Finally, showing them family pictures, marriage certificate and your children birth certificates. The former is good when you have limited family members and mostly grown-ups where probably your not the first cos they'd see it that you've got people that would make you come back and probably, you've less people to take care of while the latter, shows them that you've dependents that you won't forget so easily.

  125. i have completed BCA and want to study computer science in us.
    i have got 6 bands in ielts.
    my prob is that my sister has put up a petitioner file for me and my family in December 2010. it will effect for student visa in any way..
    please reply me as soon as possible.

    regards
    thanks..
    NIRAV PATEL

  126. i have completed t y b.c.a and i want to study in us for computer science ..
    i have given ielts and got 6 band.
    my sister has put up petitioner file of my hole family including me so is there any problem for f1 visa.

  127. i am ready to face intreview in july month.
    i had few questions plse give me the ans
    1.why did u select this university?
    2.i had 7 backlocks.if they ask abt my back locks wht ans i must give?
    3.and my toefl score is 44 and once agin i will give toefl in june 12?why thus much less if councilate ask means why ans i shd give?
    4. i had completed my t.y.bcom in 2005 than i had done IATA after one yr. i had completed my m.com part-1 in next yr. is there any problem for gape in my education and tell me what type of que the consulate ask me?
    if u replay for this ans i will be thankful to you.

  128. I got admit from new mexico state university.I applied with IELTS.I did not write GRE till now.For visa interview,Will they ask for GRE score?Is it safe to attend the visa interview without GRE?Please Reply me as soon as possible

  129. first of all,if i get a chance to go to u.s.a.,i will be very happy because of the apportunities that i will have there like education,apparetime job and soon,after completing the study,iwill also have good apportunities to have a better job in my country.

  130. I have complted my BE last year in July 2009 and had kept one month for preparation of Gre and gave the test in October and in same month TOEFL. But have not joined any job despite the offer letter. So started doing 6 month course in Auto CADD and PCS.
    1.If the question from VO is why you wasted one year what shouild be the answer?

    2.Ia m taking educational loan and partly from my parents. Will it effect the visa process?

  131. Hello, I have got a Schol of 85% of my tuition fee. For the visa interview is it neccesary that I show my passbook with balance of the remaining amount or any one of the below given options is ok
    1) FD in bank
    2) Loan Sanctioned for the amont?

  132. Thanks guys esp Miki for ths contribution..u ve really helped us a whole lot..nd thanks HSB

  133. Hsb,
    it is nice of you even in the midst of your busy time to voice your views
    elaborately . and added to that we have some experienced friends who have chosen to share their experiences.
    great work.
    keep doing it
    cheers
    easwaran
    India

  134. I have followed all your posts. They are all very good. What is not clear to me is the q about convincing the vo that u will come back. What about if u say that after my two year college, i will proceed to a four year degree university the work for a year to gain experiance and then come back to my mother land.

  135. Hi hsb,
    You have written in your previous post that dont lie and tell that you will look for the opt to get some experience. and here you are contradicting my telling that back to india. It is little confusing.

  136. @ Divaya, Obviously The Us consulate will not give you the Visa if you are going to say that. Surely, you will one day come to India when you are done with your studies. It could be one year after your studies or even fifteen years after your studies. So you would not be lying if you say you will come back

    • if it is so then how you are going to avoid rejection under the immigration and nationality act 214(b) is there any other method by which you can show that you have strong ties " OUTSIDE THE USA"
      if you don't have any methods to show your strong ties outside the USA then i am sure that you are going to waste your money spent on visa interview and regardless of time you appeared you will never get visa as i appeared two time and that was second time when i got visa

      What do you think why only USA officials are only taking extensive interviews and why not any Australians or Canadians ?
      According to me they are trying to smell any obnoxious in your profile . either it may be about potent immigration by using F1 status , or by predicting any possibility of illegal off campus job by candidates by checking your bank balance , or by checking legibility of a candidate as student by checking your academics
      if any of these three things are Negative then they will be glad to deny your application

  137. Thank you for all the info above, I agree using the phrase 'come back to India' is the key. However, in my case, I do not intend to come back to India, rather I would prefer to go to Canada (and get married there) as my fiance is there and then look for a job over there. Sir, in your opinion, if I tell them this truth, would that make a positive or a negative impact on my visa? What do you suggest?

    • if you are sure that you will be able to demonstrate a COGENT reason to VO that why will you abandoned the USA ? then i am sure that your rejection will not be under the 214(b).

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