F1 Visa Approved after 2 Questions

Raghuram Sukumar F1 Visa Interview Experiences 15 Comments

F1 VISA interview with just 2 questions

  •  F1 interview Date – 27  June,2011
  • Consulate – Delhi US embassy
  • Degree – PHD in Pharmaceutics and Drug Designing
  • University – University of Oklahoma.
  • GRE – 1400
  • TOEFL-93

I had already got 8 rejects from most universities and got accepted from only 3 of them.

I was quiet nervous what all explanation do i need to give VO.

Also I  had read about several posts of 221g which is generally given for life science PHD student coz of security check.

There was a lady VO who was asking plenty of questions from all applicants and check each and every document, I was terrified looking at all these detailed cross checking.

Finally it was my turn, I was praying hope so it must be a male VO so that I feel more comfortable.

Finally i approached the VO. He was busy in piling up all documents, I waited at counter for around 2 min

VO: hello,how are you
Me: m fine, how are you
VO:m good
VO:(checked my I20), so why univ of Oklahoma
Me: most research interest of proff matches mine so

VO: have done any masters
Me:nops,i am a bachelor in Pharmacy

VO: with a smile,ok ur VISA has been approved,collect it within 5 days,have a nice day
Me:thank you sir

Finally all my tensions eased out.i was surprised to see that VO didn’t asked for a single documents,not even GRE score or any financial or educational documents. Also i was not offered any pink slip for which i was most concerned being a PhD student. It just seems to be a miracle to me.


  1. hey,
    congrates ….luky guy….m also trying for Phd in field related to molecular biology or genetics…i hv completed msters in botany wid spelization in moleculr biology and biochem,….my marks of bsc is not good at all(second class).but i hv scored 71% in MSc so i need to know can i apply for university in US…i need few information ……
    i will obliged if cud give me some information…
    thank u 🙂

  2. sir.im going for the oklahoma city university..and i got less score in gre and more in toefl,so is there any problem for having the high toefl score?.also i want to contact the persons who are going for the same univ.

  3. I have sevral question’s .I have a sister -law how is professional beautician in Nepal.
    She trains at least 10 to 20 students Nepal .She’s being working on that feild for then 6year’s .She is a 12grade cleared student.She has a diploma in beautician.What are the sources for the visa,She comes from very poor family who is very high possessive trainer and a beautician .So which visa process will be right for her which could cost less amount in her finacial system and good career in any states of u.s.a..Another on is student’s who are well trained in Nepla for hotel mangement how can they apply for bussiness hotel line.

  4. Hi,

    Congrates for your success. And I would like to know few information in the same line, being a PhD aspirant. If you could share the details or some information it would be helpful. Waiting for your reply.


  5. Hey,
    I wanted to ask you, how you got admission in a PhD, directly, with a Bachelors in Pharmacy. I am in final year B.Pharmacy, would like you to help me out clearing the air, please.

    Thank you, awaiting your reply…:D

  6. Hey,
    I wanted to ask you, how you got admission in a PhD, directly, with a Bachelors in Pharmacy. I am in final year B.Pharmacy, would like you to help me out clearing the air, please.

    Thank you

  7. He checked your resume beforehand, so he didn’t need to ask anything basically. Great job man 🙂

  8. Hi .. Congratulation man. I am apply for fall2012 for PhD in drug delivey and i would like to know from where you get acceptance and which university you applied. I would be great help. Can you tell about your gRE score, verbal and AW ?
    Thank you

  9. Hi…

    I understand from the above post that you have successfully received an admit to PhD. Congratulations on this! 🙂 I am a PhD aspirant too, and have interest on similar lines. Would you like to share your email id if in case I wish some general information exchange on applying for PhD? That’l be really helpful to me.

    Thanks in advance and all the best! 🙂


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