f1 visa tips for usaYou must have read F1 Visa Rejected for 9 times  (yes, he attended F1 visa interview for 9 times). I saw Sumanth Krishna share 12 F1 Visa Tips for USA in Facebook Group Comments.

Tips shared by Sumanth  to get F1 Visa are spot on. His advise was specific to Sunil, but you can learn several F1 Visa Tips for USA.

F1 Visa Tips for USA

  1. English Skill
  2. University Choice
  3. Over talking
  4. Visa Answers
  5. “Please” – STOP begging!
  6.  “Do you have a girlfriend?”
  7. English is Low
  8. TALK to other people
  9. Good University
  10. F1 Visa Dates
  11. Dress and Appearance
  12. SMILE!

English Skill

Typing does not reflect your actual English skills. From what I see, you stammer. Don’t you? Speaking skills need improvement. Your words, your sentences and your vocabulary is average. But the way you deliver it, we cannot say it by reading.

University Choice

Do not base your interviews on the first 3 experiences. SNHU and CCSU are not considered good universities. A reject is pretty obvious there. So, forget about the top 3. That is not your fault. It is university fault.

Over talking

Do not talk too much. Wait for the VO to ask you questions. REPLY TO THE QUESTION ALONE! Do not keep talking unnecessary stuff. He does not want to know it. If he does, he will ask, then say.

Visa Answers

Do not say it is your 6th time. They know it. They can check if they want. But do not run and say it yourself. That is a suicide.

“Please” – STOP begging!

You have no idea how much they note in the system about you. Do not say please. NEVER say please.

They are nothing bigger than us. Just humans. Be bold. Be confident! Be proud! When the VO looks at your face, he should think, “ok he deserves a visa”. NOT “he is begging for it. Maybe he does not deserve it”. Get it?

 “Do you have a girlfriend?”

Next time, SAY YES! That is a GOOD THING! Not a bad thing.

They are not bothered about why you go. They are only bothered about whether you will come back.

English is Low

When he said English is low, do not say “cold”. This is not a school.

Giving such reasons is not gonna justify your English skills.

He can see the way you speak and he can see why you speak that way. So be straight.

TALK to other people

PLEASE talk to other people in English. Watch a lot of movies. Speak to people. If you need help, give me your number in my inbox and I will call you and talk with you.

Seeing this experience makes me very sad and makes me want to be of some help to you.

Find a guy or even better, a girl who can speak awesome English. A girl, why? Opposite sex. You will be nervous. But that is the best way to get into speaking English.

Do not think I am judging you. From reading your experience, I can only presume this much. If I am wrong about any of this, correct me. The best way to speaking English is to practice.

Look at a mirror and speak. You will laugh. But that is good.

Because you laugh at yourself thinking about the mistakes you do when talking. Realize them and correct yourself.

Good University

Get an admit like UTA or CSU or something. Some good university. A good university will boost your chances a lot.

F1 Visa Dates

Book AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. 120 days before the first day of college only you can go for visa interview. Book 100 days before. And book a morning slot.

Dress and Appearance

  • Clean shave. Do not keep any style of beard.
  • CLEAN SHAVE. Plain hair.
  • No spikes or long hair or ponytail.
  • Nice formals with good formal shoes.
  • First button ON! Do not remove first button and go.
  • NO jewellery. No watch. No coolers in the shirt.
  • No fancy stuff like that bands in hand. Proper leather shoes. Proper formal pants and shirt. Well ironed.


Do not frown or show irritation in your face. Taking visa interview is their job and attending visa interview is your job.

Do not frown for that.

Be happy! Be excited! 🙂 SMILE as big as you can. And start with a “How are you today ma’m?”. Be polite. Do not raise your voice. But speak loud.

Just remember. All of these pointers are just based on a few assumptions I made! Correct me if I am wrong about any of those and I am sorry if I am wrong.

Just some humble advice.

If I seem rude, excuse me for that too! I sincerely hope that you can get through the next time. Do not give up. Not giving up is a charming quality. But do not be desperate. It will make them think you have some fishy business once you go there. SMILE! Always smile! 🙂 It goes a long way brother!

Message me if you need ANY help! I am not an expert. But I sure can help you in boosting your confidence! I am good at that. I can do AS MUCH AS I can in my capacity. I will be glad to help you out if you need me.

All the best!!! Do not lose hope!! 🙂 if you are destined to do it, you will crack the code and become a master! Cheers!! 🙂


  1. parminder singh on August 10, 2018 at 3:45 AM

    Plz help me to get a visa siiir ..i got rejected first time.now i have my visa interview on 20 august help me

  2. padma on November 16, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    hello sir this is padma i have my visa interview on Dec 4th 2017 can you please help me for cracking my visa interview in first attempt

    • Omer on December 1, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      I have appointments on4 Dec as well

  3. Raymond on August 1, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    My name is Raymond I applied for a F I visa already and I’m schedule to have my interview on August 10…kindly tell me what I need to do before then so I won’t be denied sir.

  4. Mandeep gurung on July 29, 2017 at 3:07 AM

    Hello sir,my name madip gurung from Nepal.I got rejected for F1 visa,1month ago and i have booked my second interview in 16 august.
    I think that i didn’t gave a strong reason on my 5 years gap as well as coming back to home country.I answered for my gap year as-I had worked for recruiting company for 4 years and he crossed the question as so what about last 1 year and i answered-i was doing research for US universities and preparing for my ielts exam.
    Please tell me what/how should i give a strong reason??
    My contact number is +9779821505446

  5. Raj Bhoi on June 7, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    Hello my name is Raj i applied for f1 visa 3 times i would like to again apply for f1 visa what should i do please suggust me i applied for Bachelor degree from tenneesee tech uni for BCS plwasw guid me .

  6. Manita Shrestha on December 16, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    I want to talk with u to improve my english but how i dont know……?where should i contact?

  7. Birom Bah on October 13, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    I am a Gambian living in Morocco. I came here to learn the French language and now I am done. I have got admission to Alma College. They have given a scholarship of 20000 Dollars out of the 48000. I want to apply for a US visa here in Morocco. Please guide me.

  8. sona thakur on December 17, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    I want to talk with you relative interview q&a please help me in this way.

  9. Azhar on December 14, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Contact me abdulla even i need some one to improve my English vocabulary 9700221709

  10. abdullah salik on November 6, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    i want a person,who can talk me in english so that i can improve my speaking skilss

  11. Pesara on October 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Good advice. Thanks for the time. Can you suggest a strategy for a couple to go for the f1 visa to the same college ? Thanks again .

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 18, 2015 at 10:26 AM

      Refer to F1 Visa Master Course and you can schedule a coaching session.

  12. jay naik on October 11, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    hi..i got rejection 3 times and they said that i m not a genuine student and i m nt able to go to USA than what should i do to convince them ?

  13. Elvis on June 1, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Hello, you said it should be a good university right? will community colleges also hurt your chances of getting the visa and also is a composite SAT Score of 1270 without TOEFL be good enough to go?

  14. sudhakar on May 6, 2015 at 3:22 AM

    Hello my question is why us &why ms &I hve 23 backlogs and what is the best answer for this 3questions tell me answer another question -why Mumbai means tell me answer reply me fast

    • Raghuram Sukumar on May 6, 2015 at 8:29 AM

      Refer to F1 Visa Mastery course.

  15. shahriar lucifer on August 16, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Raghuram Sukumar, Bro I need your help. I’ve a visa interview for F1 student visa at the day after tomorrow. But unfortunately, didn’t anyone to practice with. Would you like to help? call me at skype: shahriar.lucifer

  16. Vivek Anand Elango on May 27, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    How do I contact you???

  17. vikas on July 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    i would like to know about bank a/c for i20. what amt. and when to get deposits in the a/c. can we show provident fund , ppf, insurances(lic etc.) as assets. can house property be shown as assets. pls. write details..

  18. soni on June 19, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    how much luggage is allowed for india-usa flight..??

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Check with airlines. Some allow Two 23 kgs bags plus carry on.

  19. Laughing at these on June 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Most of these are stupid advice except 1 and 12.

  20. Hajira Fathima on June 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    thnk u…..Raghu..

  21. yash on June 14, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    thank u boss

  22. Madhuri on June 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    The tips are good… I am glad that some one has time to help others..
    Thats so thoughtful Raghu..

  23. shimank shukla on June 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Raghu sir.
    Take my number and help me too in english.
    I have a girl friend from USA she is citizen of there but she talk to me in simple english.

    • sanat lamichhane on June 12, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      Hello Raghu sir. how are you ?
      This is sanat native from nepal but rite now i am doing NCUK gard dip in ireland. i am planing to give Visa interview on 18 th june here in dublin ireland. i have i20 from MSU. can you advice me how can i handle the conditions. please help me . thank you

  24. Gafar on June 9, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Thanks a lot Mr Raghu,your advices are very useful and I have been following this blog for quite sometime now.You are really,really doing a great job.I will like to ask a few questions sir.First,I like to know if TAMUK or CCNY is one of the well reputed Universities by the VOs at the consulate?Can I respond to the question of “who is sponsoring your education” by saying that a part of the funding is going to be from my father and a part from me?Earlier on, I have specified that father would be the only sponsor but I am pursuing a masters in electrical engineering.Also, I have 3 yrs hands-on experience in telecommunications in which I have saved up some money to help me out there if a Visa was granted.Thanks for your time reading through this as I await your response.



  25. Mathew on June 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    When he said English is low, do not say “cold” – i didn’t understand this part, could someone explain ?

  26. Nikhil on June 7, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Raghu u said UTA or CSU as good universtoes. What do you think about UMICH ann arbor?

  27. vinod kumar on June 7, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Thanks raghuram , these suggestions are very useful for freshers like me. so thank you very much…….

  28. Bhupendra singh on June 6, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Mr. Raghuram. I am Bhupendra singh..and i apply F1 visa two time.. But last time visa officer ask to me ..how old r u. and do u have children..why

  29. Monish on June 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Thank u Raghu Sir

  30. Bhargavi.vonguru on June 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    I thank for Raghu sir for his excellent suggestions….

  31. Arafat Chowdhury on June 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Thanks brother….

  32. Abhishek on June 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I totally agree with all these suggestions. Thanks a lot sir.

  33. vallur on June 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Mr Raghu , Your advises and suggestions are excellent. I wish you long life and experience to continue your contribution to the community..

    • Raghuram Sukumar on June 6, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      Thanks 🙂

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