Student US Visa interview (sent visa email by Sanju)
Firstly thanks to HSB for this wonderfull blog, this was really helpful for me while applying for universities and preparing for the VI.Well my VI was day(14th july). I would like to share my experience with you.
After going through the usual security checks and document ordering.my turn for VI came at 9:15 Am(scheduled time was 8::15)
I was made to sit in the VI hall with 5 open counters!.
I saw so called lady at counter 2.she was really quizzing each and every for 5-10 min.
When my turn came i went to the queue at counter 1, a man in late 20’s i guess, though one person(consulate personal) asked me to stand in the lady’s queue (as it was a bit less crowded), I said no problem, I don’t mind standing here.(:P).
While standing in the line. I saw 3 people getting pink slips, 2 girls and 1 boy.
One thing was common in them- ALL of them had spoken about their research interest in detail.
The VO had asked them their area of interest and they explained in detail-the boy explained about some database system,both of the girls were from bio-tech; one of them explained about some polymer synthesis through bacterial process and the other about some mapping thing, in-fact one of them even mentioned technological transfer from US to INDIA.
VO:: where in the US?
me:: xxx university sir.
VO:: why xxx university?
me:: it is the top ranked universities in the US and has a very good reputation, flexible course structure, world renowned for its infrastructure and faculty.
Vo:: what will you get by doing MS from this university?
Me:: sir,i have done my UG and I feel it will b better if i gain more knowledge related to my field.this will help me to be much more proficient and also i stand a good chance of gettin a job with gud salary in India after graduating frm xxx univ.my field of specialization is having very good prospects rite now.
VO: OK, who’s sponsoring you>?
Me: parents sir..
Vo:: what do they do>?
VO:: ok,ur visa is approved u will get ur passport in a week.
As you can see i was asked routine questions and the way to answer these has been clearly suggested in the best possible way at HSB also some of the other people who were there with and who got their visa also didn’t delve into any tech info, i.e so called research stuff.
So those who are still confused regarding the criteria to be given a pink slip, you have an possible answer!!!:)