F1 Visa for PhD at New Delhi Embassy for Fall 2012 by Arvind.
I reached embassy 1 hour earlier intentionally than my scheduled time, that was 10:30 morning since traffic status in Delhi is always vary.
My Visa Officer was white American lady.
F1 Visa for PhD – Fall 2012
Me: Good Morning Madam
VO: Very Good morning ( It was expectable, since I was noticing her when I was waiting for my turn , she was looking very cheerful)
Me: Hw r u doing ?
VO: Great, thanks
VO: So, you are going to Louisiana State University ?(After reading my I-20, took her time)
Me: Yes Madam
VO: So what you will do there ?
Me: I am going to pursue PhD ?
VO: What you will do in PhD ? ( She wanted to hear that what is my PhD major course which mentioned in my I-20 i.e. Pathobiological sciences )
Me: I have to work and described my research work since I already discussed my PhD project with professor in LSU. ( She was looking surprised, I Immediately read her face and added that this research will come in the course of Pathobiological sciences, She seemed relax)
VO: What PhDian do ?
Me: Sorry madam, I am not able to understand
VO: I mean , what you will do after completion your PhD ?
Me: I like to come back to India and continue my research by working in India’s most reputed research centre. ( This answer answer was pre planned, since VO want to hear that one should come back to India )
VO: OK, So you like football ? ( Again expected question, since LSU is also eminent for its soccer team)
Me: Ya ( However not too much but I cant disrespect it, since my university is one of the best team in American football like Cornell, Albama university)
VO: OK, your VISA approved, it will reach to you within 7 days
Me: Thanks madam
(I got it within two days)
All the Best to all, Just one advise do homework before going to interview.
Congrats Arvind. Good Visa interview.
LSU is known for its American Football Team. They are one of the powerhouse Football team.