F1 Visa Interview Experiences

F1 Interview with 60% Financial Aid – Received 221(g)

I appeared for my F1 VISA interview at the Hyderabad consulate on 28th Nov. I am Masters student in Biotech. I was said that please respond to the email (221(g)) to further process your VISA. VO was seeing only my I-20 from start to end.

I got TA, which covers more than 60% of my Tuition and living expenses.

Here I share my Student visa interview experience.

After waiting for about 45 mins my token no. was called. Here how it went on…

Me : Good Morning sir
VO : Give your passport and application form.
Me : Here it sir
VO : which University (typing in his computer)
Me : told xxx University.

VO : whats your GRE 900
Me : 900 sir

VO : why so low GRE
Me : I am from a non science background so I was a bit difficult for me, however I am appearing again next week and have already booked my slot.

VO : How many Universities have you applied?
Me : only 1 sir, as I got TA covering my 85% of fee there was no need for me to apply to another University.

VO : when did you complete your UG
Me : Completed UG in 2009 and PG in 2011

VO : You completed you PG, then why are you going for PG again?
Me : I am interested in Research and Ph.D, as advised by my Guide, taking up MS would be a right gateway for higher education.

VO : what your UG %
Me : 75%

VO : what your PG %
Me : 78%

VO : whats your father?
Me : Told

VO : xxxxx is your email ID?
Me : Rigt sir

VO : ok please respond to this email for further processing of your VISA.
Me : How long will it take sir?

VO : About a month.
Me : Will I have to come to consolate agian?

VO : No need
Me : ok, Thank you sir.

Friends how long will it actually take for the consulate to respond in this case. Kindly let me know what happened to the students with this case. All the Best friends

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  1. Hello everyone,
    221(g) not only depend upon the university but also on the course chosen. If your major is enlisted in the TAL list, then you would be given a 221(g). Hope this helps.


  2. Hi, i think the problem lies with the university you had applied for .. may i know the university that u had applied for.

  3. I do not think you will be denied.. 221(g) is a normal procedure in some cases. But the time frame can not be fixed. it may take more than a month also. Don’t worry.. all the best

  4. We can tell you why a 221g has been issued depending the university you have applied for .SO kindly post the University’s name so that we can evaluate the profile for ,Applying to universities way below your profile will lead to these delays . 🙂

    1. Any way , I tell u-there are students who have received their passports in a month and some upto 6 months too .So you can be optimistic that you might receive in a month.I actually think they got to verify your i-20 with your college and depending upon their feedback your Passport is taken for further processing.

  5. Hi dude,
    It took about 4 months for me to clear 221(g). I had to defer my admission to spring 2012. Will be leaving this December.

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