I want to share me F1 visa experience. I have been an ardent Happy Schools Follower. I hardly missed an article from the day I discovered your blog.
Before starting the student visa interview, I would like to show you my profile.
- B.Tech (production Engineering). Graduated on 2010
- Visa for Masters in Mechanical engineering.
- B.Tech – 6.15 CGPA and 14 backlogs.
- GRE 1260 (Q740 V520)
- TOEFL: 88
I applied for 4 universities in the U.S. and was accepted into one university.
- Lamar university (Accepted)
- Bradley university
- Montana state university
- Lawrence Tech
My F1 Visa Interview
VO: Good morning, sir
Me: Good morning
Me: How are you this morning?
VO: No answer
VO: Why do you want to study in the U.S?
Me: Sir, Because US is way ahead in terms of technology. The course offered there are flexible and more research oriented.
VO: Where are you going to study in the USA?
ME: For Lamar university located at Beaumont Texas.
VO: How many universities did you apply?
ME: I applied for 4 universities.
VO: How many admits>
Me: I got admit from Lamar university and mentioned that other applications are under review (I did ntotell that I received rejections from 3 universities).
VO: Why didn’t you wait for the rest (I wasn’t expecting this question)
Me: Sir, since Lamar University is my first preference I decided to go with it.
VO: Why Lamar university is your preferred university?
Me: Explied my area of interest and research. I participated in a a competetion to make a concept car, Lamar university was also in the competition.
VO: What is your GRE and TOEFL
Me: Explaied the scores. (Till now he did not ask for any documents.
VO: What’s the percentage
VO: Any backlogs (Here comes the twist)?
Me: NO (I knew if I tell the truth, I would be rejected. Even if he would check with the rebuttal “Sir, I don’t have any active backlogs and would clarify later, but he did not check, maybe he believed because of my confidence).
VO: What’s is your dad’s income
Me 3.5 Lakhs/annum
VO: What does your mom do?
Me: She has a fashion boutique.
VO: How are they going to pay?
Me: I have a sanctioned loan and they have saving of XXX in the bank account (which we borrowed and added to acc for visa purpose) I had only bank statement no pass book.
Then the golden words “YOUR VISA HAS BEEN APPROVED” he kept my passport with him.
Here’s the keys to F1 Visa:
- Eye contact
- Little bit of attire
- Practice for the interview question before going
As crazy as it sounds, if you are going to lie, then better be good at it. That’s what I said in this How to Get F1 Visa Again After Getting Caught Red Handed for Lying?